A nonpartisan resource for local and state election information. 

 

COVID 19 Updates

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Secretary of State’s Directive Allowing Municipal Elections to be Postponed

Click here for more guidance from our office on the directive.

Due to the response to COVID-19, the requirements to file to run for office in Vermont have changed for the 2020 August Primary and November General Election. Click here to see Act 92.

VT State Primary August 11, 2020

  • Ballots Available June 26, 2020

Offices to be elected on November 3, 2020

  • U.S. President and Vice-President
  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary of State
  • Auditor of Accounts
  • Attorney General
  • All (30) State Senate seats
  • All (150) State Representative seats
  • High Bailiff
  • Justices of the Peace

Voter Registration

To register in Vermont you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Vermont
  • be 18 years of age on or before Election Day

How to check if you are registered to vote:  https://mvp.vermont.gov/

Ways to Register:

  • To register online.  https://olvr.vermont.gov/
  • You can register in person at the polls.  You will need to bring:
    • ● Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport)
    • ● Current utility bill
    • ● Current bank statement
    • ● Another government document containing your residential address.
  • Visit your Town Clerk’s office to register in person.  
  • To request an overseas ballot.  
  • Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can use the FPCA to both register to vote and request their absentee ballots. FVAP.gov  
  • If you have been convicted of a felony you can register to vote.  For more information visit Restore Your Vote.

Absentee Ballot

Any registered Vermont voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

To request an absentee ballot

Voted absentee ballots are due to your town clerk’s office by the day of the election.

  • Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  • Sign and date where indicated.
  • Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
  • Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.

Election Calendar/Important Dates

 Early Voting

Begins 45 days before the election and ends 1 day before the election.

    • Vermont Primary Election held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
      • Early Voting – Saturday June 27, 2020 – Monday, August 10, 2020
    • Vermont General Election held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
      • Early Voting – Sunday September 20, 2020 – Monday, November 2, 2020

Candidates and Ballot Measures

Candidates have until May 29, 2020 to file their intent to run for office.  These links will not be complete and accurate until after the deadline.

Find information on what is on the ballot in your town here.

Candidate Guidelines

Information on becoming a candidate can be found here.

Election Laws

General Election Resources

Fact Checking Resources