In recent years, Vermont has taken huge steps towards making it easier and more accessible to vote. Voter turnout in all elections has been on the rise since 2014, due in part to policies like Election Day voter registration, online voter registration, and automatic voter registration.
With the help of automatic voter registration, anyone who is applying for a license or renewing their old one and is eligible to vote, will be registered to vote automatically at the DMV.
Online registration should be the norm across the country – but many states still don’t allow this. The Vermont Secretary of State’s online registration system is simple and convenient.
Election Day voter registration allows voters to register right up through election day – making it possible for reluctant or recently moved voters to go, register and exercise their right to vote all in one shot.
In addition to these programs that make voting in Vermont quick and easy – Vermont is also a leader when it comes to voter eligibility for incarcerated individuals. Unlike most states, in Vermont, people who have been previously or are currently incarcerated maintain the right to vote.
If you’re reading this and aren’t registered to vote, you can register online here: https://www.olvr.sec.state.vt.us/.