How to vote in Vermont's 2022 primary election

Vermont’s primary election is August 9. There are two ways to vote:

1. Early Voting

Early voting by mail or in person, from June 24 to August 8

2. In person

In person at your polling place on August 9

All U.S. citizens who will be 18 or older on November 8, 2022, are eligible to register to vote.

Voter registration

To vote in the primary, you must be registered to vote in Vermont, though you may still register on the day of the election. If you’re not sure whether you’re registered, look up your status on the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. If you’re not registered, there are multiple ways to register:

In person at your town clerk’s office

In the days leading up to the election. Find yours via the Guide to Vermont Town Clerks.

In person at your polling place

You may register at your polling place on the day of the election (August 9).

Online or by mail

You may also register online or by mail using a paper registration form, both available via the Secretary of State’s office website.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, first-time registrants will be required to submit a photocopy of a valid form of ID. Acceptable documents include: Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport), current utility bill, current bank statement, or another government document. See more voter registration resources from the Secretary of State’s office.

Early voting

Early voting is available from June 24 to August 8. There are multiple ways to request and submit your ballot. 

  1. Request your ballot:
  2. Then, submit your ballot:

Early ballots must be received at your town clerk’s office by close of business on August 8. If you’re mailing your ballot, send it by August 1 to allow a week for delivery.

Note: You will not be automatically sent a ballot ahead of the Aug. 9 primary. You must request a ballot or vote in person.

For the primary, you will be offered a ballot from each of the major parties: Democratic, Republican and Progressive. You must pick one ballot to complete. However, all three ballots — including the two blank ones — must be returned in the envelope provided.

Look up your town clerk’s hours and contact information below.

Primary election day

To vote in person on August 9: Find your polling place using the My Voter Page tool from the Secretary of State's office. Polls open at various times from 5:00-10:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. 

When you check in, poll workers will offer you a ballot and guide you through the voting process.

Read more Election Day FAQs from the Secretary of State’s office.

Accessible voting

Vermonters with disabilities can also use the state’s accessible voting system. The system is available in two ways:

  1. As an online voting interface during the early voting period, from June 24 to August 8, AND
  2. As a tablet-based system for use in person at polling places.

See more voter resources from the Secretary of State’s office.

Printable resources

NEW! Our printable flyer provides essential information about voting in person or by mail in a simple front-and-back layout. The flyer is intended for individuals, businesses and community organizations to publicly post or distribute. It also includes a space to write the address of the local town clerk’s office and polling place.

Plus, the text of this page is now available in 13 additional languages, each of which is available in a printable format. See below for the full list of languages and links.

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