Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5

Early Voting in Vermont, known as absentee in-person voting, runs from September 21 to November 2. Contact your town clerk for more info on the specific times and locations.

Vermont’s Safe at Home program allows survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to get absentee ballots and vote without revealing their address in voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is never lost after felony convictions in Vermont. Felons can continue to register to vote and cast ballots while completing their sentence.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is only required for first-time voters

Absentee Voting: Any registered Vermont voter can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is required. Voters can request an application by telephone, fax, email, mail, or in-person from the County Clerk or online using the “My Voter Page”. The application should be returned at least one day before the election. View the request form here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Vermont is one of 13 states that does not have any women in its Congressional Delegation. Vermont ranks 5th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Vermont Congressional Delegation

Vermont State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Vermont had higher turnout than the United States overall for both men and women for the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size