How to Register to Vote

In Vermont:

For comprehensive information, refer to the VT Secretary of State’s Voter’s page as well as the separate Register to Vote page. New – you can now register to vote online in Vermont.

Vermont Deadline: you must be registered to vote by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the date of the election.

In another state:

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission allows you to download a National Mail Voter Registration Form (PDF) that is accepted in most states. Another alternative is Rock the Vote.

Alternatively (recommended), go to the website of the state agency that handles elections in your state.  Access state election websites from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.   Most states have in-depth information on their website about how to register, the deadlines for registering, and have the official state form that can be downloaded/printed out and mailed in.  Remember that you will probably need to request an absentee ballot as well.

Deadlines: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission maintains a calendar of state registration deadlines.
Caution: some states have much earlier deadlines than Vermont.

Resources for Voter Registration:

U.S. Election Assistance Commission (sponsored by the League of Women Voters)
Rock the Vote
Elections & Voting page (National Association of Secretaries of State)