Worth Knowing: How to register to vote in Vermont in the upcoming November 6 elections

VT Voter Registration Eligibility   

You can register to vote if you're:

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  • U.S. citizen.
  • Vermont resident.
  • At least 18 years old, will be on or before the election.
  • Willing to take, or have already taken, the state's “Voter's Oath" (also called the “Freeman's Oath").
    • If you don't take oaths, the state will allow you to choose an “affirm" option instead.

NOTE: You can register to vote if you are an incarcerated felon. Register with the town or city in which you lived before you became incarcerated.

You can register to vote onlineat the DMV, or with your town or city clerk.


In order to register to vote online, you will need to go to the VT Online Voter Registration System and fill out the fields. If you are registering for the first time, you will need a copy of one of the following:

  • Photo ID (driver's license or passport).
  • Current bank statement or utility bill.
  • Government document showing your current residential address.

You will be given the Voter's Oath to self-administer.

You are not considered registered to vote until your application is approved by the Town Clerk. Processing your registration can take up to 4 weeks, after which you will receive an acknowledgment that you are registered to vote.

At the DMV

The DMV's Application for License/Permit (Form VL-021) also doubles as a voter registration form. Since most Vermont residents pass through the DMV's doors at some point to apply for a driver's license―and they all show proof of identity at the same time―it's a perfect marriage to have both applications on one form.

You will have the opportunity to register to vote when register your carget a driver's license, or renew your registration or license at the Vermont DMV.

Before completing the voter registration application, make sure you can prove you are 18 years old or older (or will be on or before the date of the general election), a Vermont resident, and a U.S. citizen. To do this, you will need to provide one form each of primary and secondary identification.

After completing the application, you will be required to take Vermont's Voter's Oath―a quick, one-time process. Your application will then be reviewed by your town or city clerk. You'll be notified within a few days if your voter application was approved.

With Your Town or City Clerk

To register to vote through your town or city clerk:

You will receive a receipt or a copy of your application from your town clerk by the week of the election. You will NOT receive a voter registration card.

Registration Deadline

You may register to vote on any day including the day of the election. You can register online, during normal business hours or polling hours at your town clerk or your local DMV office. If you have any voting questions, call the Secretary of State Division of Elections at (800) 439-8683 (in state) and (802) 828-2464 (outside VT).

Military & Overseas Voter Registration

If you are out of the state on military assignment (or as a military dependent) or you currently live overseas, you can register to vote using your last address in Vermont. This address must be where you resided immediately before your military assignment or before moving overseas.

To register, you can:

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