En español | Vermont’s Nov. 8 general election will determine races for governor, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the state legislature and other state offices. The state's primary was held on Aug. 9.
All active registered voters were mailed a ballot for the November general election under a 2021 law.
Also, a new redistricting plan has changed certain boundaries of Vermont’s state legislative districts and may affect which candidates appear on your ballot.
*Madden won the Republican primary but describes himself as an Independent
First-time voters must take the voter’s oath. If your name is not on the state's voter checklist when you arrive at your polling location, you may be asked to fill out additional paperwork. Use the state’s voter portal or call your town or city clerk to check your registration status.
The secretary of state’s office has mailed active registered voters an absentee ballot for the general election. Contact your town or city clerk’s office if you haven’t received your ballot by Oct. 10.
If you registered to vote after absentee ballots already were mailed, you may request one online, by mail or in person:
Absentee ballot requests must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 7.
You can receive your ballot electronically through the state’s voter portal if you’re ill, injured or have a disability. Or have a ballot delivered to your home on Election Day and submitted for you. Contact your town or city clerk’s office for details.
Place your completed ballot inside the voted ballot envelope and sign the certificate on the outside of the envelope. Postage is provided. Return the sealed envelope by mail or in person:
Enter your information at My Voter Page to track your ballot. Voters can correct a ballot if the clerk finds an error, such as a missing signature. The clerk will notify you if your ballot was returned incorrectly.
You can vote early and in person at your town or city clerk’s office between Sept. 26 and Nov. 7. Check the secretary of state’s town clerk guide for locations and hours.
The general is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls must open by 10 a.m. and must close at 7 p.m., but some may open as early as 5 a.m. Check with your town or city clerk.
You can vote after 7 p.m. as long as you were in line before the polls closed.
Use the My Voter Page to find your polling location.
You don’t need ID to vote at the polls, but you do need to include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID when you register by mail or online. If you don’t include a photocopy, you will be asked to show an acceptable form of ID at the polling place before you vote.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Oct. 3 with information about how to vote in 2022. The guide was first published on Aug. 20, 2020.
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