2020 Vermont Statewide Primary

Early voting for the August 11th Primary has begun. Thanks to Secretary of State Jim Condos, it’s easier than ever to vote early by mail.

For complete election info. go to: SOS.VERMONT.GOV/ELECTIONS

Vermont Secretary of State Election Resources page
Absentee Voting FAQ page
Vermont’s My Voter page

Register to vote in Vermont by:
1. Using the Online Voter Registration system, or
2. Submitting a voter registration form to your town or city clerk.

Visit the Registration page to find out everything you need to know to register to vote in Vermont and to download a voter registration form.

Ballot request postcards were mailed to registered voters from the Secretary of State’s Office in late June 2020. The postcard is a tear-away, postage-paid, ballot request form that may be mailed or handed in to your Town Clerk.
A postcard request form is not required to request a ballot: ballots can be requested online at mvp.vermont.gov, or by phone, email, or from your Town Clerk.

If you receive a postcard with incorrect information, including for a person no longer living at your address, please report the error to your town/city clerk – via the postcard or contact your clerk directly.

The mailing lists used to send out the postcards were from the state voter checklist database created by combining all the local city/town voter lists. Your local Town/City Clerk and Board of Civil Authority are responsible for maintaining the local voter checklist.

If you did not receive a Postcard it means you are either not registered or are registered at a different address. To register to vote, and/or to check or update your voter registration information is correct, go to: mvp.vermont.gov, or contact your Town/City Clerk.

Absentee ballots for the August 11th statewide primary will be available late June 2020.

Beginning January 1, 2017, eligible persons may register to vote on any day up to and including the day of the election.

What is the deadline to register to vote?

Registration is available during all normal business hours of the Town Clerk’s office on days preceding the election and during polling hours on Election Day. (17 V.S.A. § 2144)

You may also register to vote online, here.

If you move to a new town, you need to re-register to vote.

Link for the VT Secretary of State Early and Absentee Ballot page, with options to print the Absentee Ballot Request Form, complete the request online, or pick up at the Town Clerk’s office.


All early voter absentee ballot requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. or by the close of the town clerk’s office on the day before the election (August 10th, 2020).

All ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office before the close of the office on the day before the election (August 10, 2020), or to the polling place before 7 p.m. on the day of the election (August 11, 2020), in order to be counted.


If you are sick or have a disability, a ballot can be delivered to your home on Election Day. You may request an absentee ballot up until 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Two Justices of the Peace (of different parties when possible) will deliver a ballot to you, and then will bring the ballot back to the polling place so that it can be placed in the ballot box and counted.