Vermont does not require ID to vote. 

Vermont is a vote-by-mail state. Your ballot will automatically be sent to the address where you are registered to vote.

Voter Registration in Vermont

Vermont Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Vermont.

You are eligible to vote in Vermont if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States. (Note: Some municipalities allow non-citizen residents to vote in local elections.) 
  • You a resident of Vermont.
  • You are at least 18 years of age on Election Day. 

Vermont Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID card number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If you don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number you provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.

You can use one of the following:

  • Unexpired photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, passport, etc.)
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, or government document

Vermont ID Requirements for Voting In Person

You do not need to show ID when you vote in Vermont. 

If you didn’t verify your identity when you registered, you need to provide ID the first time you vote for President or Congress.

Vermont ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Vermont automatically sends mail ballots to all registered voters. You do not need to request your ballot, and no excuse is required to vote by mail.

You will be notified if you need to provide ID with your ballot.

Note that the signature on your ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Vermont has same-day voter registration. Same-day registration allows you to register and vote in person on the same day. You can also use it to update your voter registration information.

Vermont does not have a voter registration deadline. You can register to vote online or in person through Election Day.

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your local elections office.

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect.  

You can also use Vermont’s online voter portal to check your registration and find your polling location.

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Vermont use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Vermont school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Vermont if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

You must be notified if your ballot is determined to be “defective.”

You can correct issues with your signature if there is time to resubmit your ballot before the end of Election Day.


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