We heard a rumor that Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free ice cream on Election Day, so we’re expecting to see the highest turnout in the country in Vermont. Don't be the person who just orders a cup of hot fudge, which is to say, a non-voter. Here's what you need to know before Election Day in the Green Mountain state.

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Sep 24 – Nov 7

Early Voting

Nov 4

Recommended Voter Registration Deadline (if online)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

Nov 8

Voter Registration Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Vermont Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes, Vermont has in-person registration during Early Voting and on Election Day. But why wait? Do it now!

    Register here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Actually, in Vermont, if you're registered, VT sends you a ballot automatically. All you have to do is mail it back by November 8th.

  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote in-person absentee between when ballots are available (September 24th) and November 7th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you should be all set. If you're a first-time voter or need to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. If you're returning it in person before Election Day, take it to the Town Clerk's office. If you're returning it on Election Day, return it to the polling place. For in-person voting, the time your local polling places opens varies, but they will all be open until 8pm. You can find your polling place here.

    Find Your Polling Place


Since 2020, there have been changes that will impact how you cast your ballot in Vermont. Here are the differences you should keep an eye on:

When making a plan to vote…

  • Vermont now has an all-mail system for general elections. All eligible voters will be mailed a ballot without needing to request one

When casting your vote…

  • Drop boxes are now explicitly allowed, and outdoor and drive-up voting is now permitted statewide as well.
  • You can no longer return the ballot of another voter if they are not an immediate family member.


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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