Elections and Voter Registration

Voter Eligibility
To be eligible to vote a person has to fill out a voter registration application form stating that he or she meets the four requirements to be legally qualified to vote. These four requirements are:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Vermont residence
  • 18 years or older (by election day)
  • Voters must take the voter’s oath on, or before, election day (stating that the person will vote his or her conscience and not be told how to vote by another person)

A person can register to vote anytime the town clerk’s office is open and there is now same day registration. A person can even ask for an early voter absentee ballot at the same time s/he registers to vote. You may stop in or call the Town Clerk to receive an absentee ballot.

Additional Information:
College Voters Guide
Equal Access to Voting
Guide to Vermont’s Campaign Finance Laws
Open Meeting Guide
Petition for Nomination and Consent of Candidate Forms
Politicking Policy– Town Meeting Guide
Voter Application

Elections Division
Vermont Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1101
Phone: 802-828-2464 or 800-439-8683 (in state only)
Additional contact information
Secretary of State FAQ