There are a few ways to register to vote in Vermont:
Visit the Registration page to find out everything you need to know to register to vote in Vermont and to download a voter registration form.
When completing your application, you must include your Vermont driver’s license number on the form. If you do not have a Vermont driver’s license number or if your license is suspended, include the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to take the Voter’s Oath if you have never voted in Vermont (the Oath can be self-administered and is contained on the online and paper applications). Once your application is completed, you must submit the form to the town or city clerk in the town or city in which you reside.
You will be given an opportunity to register to vote or update your address when you register your car, get a driver’s license, or renew your registration or license with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You will also be offered an opportunity to register whenever you apply for benefits from a designated agency in state government.
To print out a voter registration application, please click here or contact the Brandon Town Clerk.
Absentee/Early Voting Information:
In Vermont we make it easy to vote. If you prefer to vote early or by mail you can! Voting starts as soon as ballots are available—not later than 45 days before the primary or general election and 20 days prior to a municipal election that uses the Australian ballot.
Brandon will mail ballots to all active registered voters for local elections such as Town Meeting and any special town elections. The Vermont Secretary of State will mail ballots to all active registered voters for the November General Elections.
Ballots will NOT be mailed to voters for School elections or Vermont Primary elections. Voters who want to vote from home must request ballots for those elections.
You may use the following to request an absentee or early ballot: (please click here)
Vote Early in Person:
A voter may vote at the town clerk’s office, in person, any time after the ballots are delivered to the clerk. Ballots will be delivered to the clerks no later than 45 days before a primary or general election or 20 days before a municipal election using an Australian ballot. A voter may vote in the clerk’s office, during normal business hours, any time after the ballots are delivered until the day before the election.
Vote by Mail:
Any voter can request that the town clerk mail them an early voter absentee ballot. This ballot will arrive with a return envelope so that the ballot, once voted, can be returned to the clerk and safely stored to be counted on Election Day. The clerk must receive the ballot by the close of polls on Election Day in order for it to be counted. A ballot can be requested any time before an election. Clerks will mail absentee ballots as soon as they are available.
Hand Delivered Ballots:
A voter may pick up a ballot at the town clerk’s office at any time after the ballots are available. A voted absentee ballot can be hand delivered in a sealed envelope to the clerk on, or prior to, Election Day. The ballot can be returned to the clerk or delivered to the polling place by the voter or any person the voter authorizes to return the ballot for him or her. A person can only pick up his or her own ballot from the clerk’s office.
Vote at Home:
If you are sick or have a disability, a ballot can be delivered to your home on Election Day or before. You may request an absentee ballot up until 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Two justices of the peace (of different parties when possible) will deliver a ballot to you, and then will bring the ballot back to the polling place so that it can be placed in the ballot box and counted.
All early voter absentee ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office before the close of the office on the day before the election, or to the polling place before 7 p.m. on the day of the election, in order to be counted.
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