We heard a rumor that Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free ice cream on Election Day, so we’re expecting to see the highest turnout in the country in Vermont. Don't be the person who just orders a cup of hot fudge, which is to say, a non-voter. Vermont has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on August 9, and the general will be held on November 8. Here's what you need to know before Election Day in the Green Mountain state. (Source: Ballot Ready)

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Key Dates

Jun 25 – Aug 8

Primary Early Voting (In-Person Absentee)

Aug 8

Primary Vote By Mail Request Deadline

Aug 9

Primary Vote By Mail Return Deadline

Aug 9

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Vermont Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes, Vermont has in-person registration during Early Voting and on Election Day. But why wait? Do it now!

    Register here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! Vermont voters do not register by party and do not need to be formally affiliated with a political party in order to vote in its primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by August 8th. Then, you can fill it out and return it by August 9th. You can request your absentee ballot here.

    request here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote in-person absentee between when ballots are available and August 8th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you should be all set. If you're a first-time voter or need to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

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what's new in vermont voting since 2020

There's big news in Vermont elections, folks! Vermont is switching to a primarily vote-by-mail system for all General Elections. So while the primary will be conducted primary by in-person voting at polling places, all eligible voters will be automatically mailed a ballot for the general election. Plus, Vermont can now establish outdoor polling places and drive-up voting. Here's hoping it's warm on Election Day

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