Now’s the time to start making a plan for how you’ll be voting. It’s pretty simple — we’re all far more likely to actually vote if we have a concrete plan in place.
Here’s an overview of the three ways you can vote in Vermont and home helpful tips for crafting your personal, specific voting plan:
1. At the polls on Election Day, November 6:
- What time of day will you vote? Take a moment and actually visualize your day, identifying a specific time you will vote. Will you vote before work, after work, during a break? Will you vote at lunch time or before dropping your children off at school?
- Where will you vote? Make sure you know where your polling location is. Locate your polling place here.
- How will you get to the polls? Will you drive, walk, carpool? Who can you recruit to join you?
And another helpful tip: Add Election Day to your calendar(s) — wall calendar, phone and computer — so you can plan accordingly.
Click here to add election day to you Outlook/iCal calendar
Click here to add election day to you Google calendar
2. Early in-person at your Town Clerk’s Office:
- When will you vote? Early voting has already begun, which means you can cast your vote anytime between now and Election Day on November 6th. Pick a specific date, add it to your calendar and plan accordingly.
- What time of day will you vote? Once you’ve decided on a specific date, take a moment and actually visualize your day, identifying a specific time you will vote. Will you vote before work, after work, during a break? Will you vote at lunch time or before dropping your children off at school? Remember to add the specific date and time to your calendar — regarding your voting plan like an important appointment!
- Know where you’re voting — your Town Clerk’s Office. Early voting in-person takes place at your Town Clerk’s office. Locate your Town Clerk here.
3. Early by-mail:
- You must request your ballot. You can do so by printing the Request Form (click here to download the form), then mail to your Town Clerk for processing (click here to find your Town Clerk’s mailing address). You can also drop-off the Request Form in-person at your Town Clerk’s office.
- Important: If submitting your vote-by-mail request form by mail, we recommend getting it in the mail no later that October 22nd which will allow enough time for the Town Clerk to process your request before the Nov. 6th election. But there’s no need to wait! Request your vote-by-mail ballot today.
- Once you receive your ballot in the mail, fill it out accordingly, paying close attention to the provided instructions.
- Return your ballot. You can return your ballot in a few ways:
- By-mail: Simply mail your completed ballot back to your Town Clerk — OR —
- In-person: Drop your ballot off at the Town Clerk’s office anytime before Election Day.
***In-person on Election Day: If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot but decide you want to vote on Election Day, YOU MUST BRING YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT WITH YOU TO THE POLLS!
Refer to our Vote By-Mail Guide as your crafting your voting plan.