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VOTER REGISTRATION


 Registration Deadline: In order to be eligible to vote in a particular election, your application for addition to the checklist must be received by 5:00pm the Wednesday before the day of the election.


Party Affiliation: There is no party registration in Vermont. All registered voters can vote in the primary election-but can only vote one ballot. You will be given a ballot for each of the major parties. You mark one of the ballots and put the remaining unvoted ballots into a discard bin.


 


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS


Age: Must be 18 years or older on or before election day


Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen


Residency: Must be a resident of Vermont and a resident of the town in which you apply to be added to the checklist


You must take or have previously taken the Voter's Oath


ID Requirements: If you are registering to vote for the first time in Vermont by mail, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:


  -A valid photo ID(driver's license or passport);


  -A copy of a current utility bill;


  -A copy of a current bank statement; or


  -A copy of another government document.


 


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM


Online: Online registration


In person: Obtain and complete an application in person at your local town clerk.


By mail/ in writing: Download a copy of the application, fill it out and send it to your town clerk.


 


VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS


Online: To verify your voter registration status, please contact your local town clerk's office.


Phone: You can also locate your local town clerk by calling 1-800-439-VOTE.


 


ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS


Who can vote absentee: Any registered Vermont voter can vote by absentee ballot


 


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


Online: Vermont Absentee Ballot Application


In person: A voter may pick up a ballot at the town clerk’s office at any time beginning forty-five days prior to the general or primary election. A voted early voter absentee ballot, in a sealed envelope, can be hand delivered to the clerk on Election Day or prior to Election Day or to the polling place on Election Day. Requests for an early voter absentee ballot can be made at any time before the close of the office on the day before the election.


By mail: Any voter can request that the town clerk mail them an early voter absentee ballot. Any voter may also send a completed absentee ballot request form online to the local town clerk.


Military and overseas voting: Military and Overseas absentee voter information and registration


Other absentee ballot information: All early voter absentee ballot requests must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., or the close of the Town Clerk's office on the day before the election. A request for an early voter absentee ballot is good for only one year.


 


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


Location and time: Early or absentee voter ballots must be returned to the clerk's office before the close of business on the day before the election (be sure to check your town clerk's hours) or to the polling place by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. The ballots may be returned by mail or in person, unless the ballots were delivered by justices of the peace who would then return them to the town clerk. The town clerk must record receipt of the voted ballot(s) on the list of early or absentee voters.


 


EARLY VOTING


Early voting qualifications: Any registered voter may vote in person absentee before an election.


Other information for early voting: A voter may vote at the town clerk's office in person any time forty-five days before a primary or general election or 20 days before a municipal election.


 


QUALIFICATIONS


Verifying Registration: To verify your voter registration status, please contact your local town clerk's office.


Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/


ID Requirements: In Vermont only first time voters who have registered by mail must provide ID in order to vote. If you registered when you renewed your driver's license, or as part of a voter registration drive you will not be required to show ID.


Getting your vote counted: Know your Voting Rights


Problems with voting: Call 1-800-439-8683


Verifying absentee ballot status: To verify your absentee ballot status, please contact your local town clerk's office.


 


 


 

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