Elections & Voter Information

Voter Registration Information

You can register to vote in Vermont two ways:

Register to Vote Online Using Our Registration System

Submit a Voter Registration Form to Your Town/City Clerk

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. All local election (Town Meeting) and general election (November Election) ballots will be mailed to registered, active voters. You must request School Ballots, or Primary Ballots, these ballots will not be mailed automatically.

Click here to request an absentee or early ballot.

Vote Early in Person: Ballots will be delivered to the clerks, and mailed to active voters no later than 45 days before a 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. Voters may also bring their voted ballots back to the town office anytime before election day. Reminder that School ballots and Primary ballots are not mailed to voters. Voters may come to the town clerk's office to vote any ballots that are not mailed out.

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.

NOTE: Town Meeting ballots, Special Municipal Election ballots and General Election ballots will be mailed automatically to all registered, active voters.

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.