Upcoming Elections in Vermont

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

August 9,2016 - STATE PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
Candidate Ballot Access - Independent candidates Filing deadline: Last day Independent Presidential candidate can turn in petition paperwork August 1,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote August 3,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Independent candidates Filing deadline: Independent candidates for statewide and general assembly- Petition and consent due by 5 pm to appear on general election ballot August 4,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Last day to request an early or absentee ballot. Request must be made to the town clerk before the close of business. August 8,2016
November 8,2016 - GENERAL ELECTION DAY
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Clerks: Will receive general election ballots by this day September 23,2016
Absentee Ballot Begins: Last day to post sample ballot October 19,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote November 2,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last day to request absentee ballot November 7,2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

No specific law requiring time off to vote.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Polls open between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending up the town. All polling places close at 7 p.m.

In Vermont, only first time voters who have registered by mail have to show 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.

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Poll Hours: 5:00 AM-7:00 PM

Polls open between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., depending up the town. All polling places close at 7 p.m. If at the hour of closing there are any qualified voters at the polling place desiring to vote, who have been unable to do so since appearing there, the polls shall be kept open long enough after the hour of closing to allow those present a reasonable opportunity to vote.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is, you can use www.sec.state.vt.us to find your ballot information, polling location, early voting, ID requirements and more. All polls in Vermont open between 5 and 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Am I eligible To Vote in Vermont?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Vermont

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Vermont?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Vermont? Click here for more information

What's on Vermont ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Vermont?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Vermont

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Vermont if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Vermont?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Vermont? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote

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