How to Register to Vote in Vermont
If you are wondering how to register to vote in Vermont, you have come to the right place. Registering to vote can sometimes be a hassle. Today you are going to learn about the do's and don'ts of registering to vote in Vermont.
- Learn how to register to vote.
- Learn about the necessary requirements to vote.
- Learn about DoNotPay's new voter product.
- Find out how easy it is to let DoNotPay register for you!
Completing Your Application
There are two primary ways to register to vote in Vermont; online or submitting a hard copy of a voter registration form to your city clerk. There are certain things that you must do when completing your application.
- Your driver's license must be included on your voter registration form.
- If you do not have a Vermont driver's license, or your license has been suspended or revoked, you need to include the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
- You need to take the voter's oath if you have never voted in Vermont.
- The voter's oath can be self-administered or administered by a designated individual.
- When the application is complete you need to submit your registration form to your city clerk where you reside.
Eligibility in Vermont
In order to register to vote in Vermont, you must meet a few requirements first. These are typically standard requirements for all states. Once you meet the requirements, you may vote in the elections.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Must be a resident of the state of Vermont.
- Must have taken the voters' oath, it used to be called Freeman's oath.
What Does Vermont Consider Being a Resident?
The election laws in Vermont define a resident as an individual who lives in the town and intends to maintain a principal dwelling located in the town indefinitely. Basically, the voter's intent and actions will ultimately determine their residency and it is not based on how often a person actually resides in their home or in that town/city.
- A resident is not required to live in their home for any specific period of time during the year.
- A Vermont resident must be able to show through actions that they consider Vermont to be their home.
- A voter in Vermont can only register and vote in one town during an election.
- It is illegal to vote in more than one city or town in Vermont.
Special Voter Circumstances in Vermont
If your situation is a little different than the majority, you may have questions about your eligibility. Don't worry, we are here to answer your questions. These are some eligibility answers to questions that are often asked:
- If you are a college student that goes to college in Vermont, you can vote!
- You do not have to register to vote every year unless there are qualifying changes such as residency, name changes, etc..
- If you have just moved to Vermont, you do not have to wait any amount of time before you can register and vote.
- Even if you are working or going to school out of state, you can still vote in Vermont as long as you consider your Vermont residence to be your primary dwelling place.
- You can register to vote in Vermont if you are homeless.
- You can vote in the state of Vermont if you are an incarcerated felon, you simply must vote in the city or town that you resided in before you were incarcerated.
- It is illegal to give false information regarding your voter registration in Vermont. Penalties for voting in a town or city that you no longer live in can include a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment for up to 15 years.
Party Affiliation in Vermont
Many states will require you to mention what party you primarily vote for or consider yourself to be a part of. In Vermont, you do not have to register your party in order to vote. You are given one ballot to vote on for each major party.
- A voter in Vermont will be given a ballot for each major party election.
- The voter is required to mark one of the ballots.
- The voter will then put all remaining ballots that were not voted on into the discard bin.
- The ballots that were used to vote are private and are not going to be recorded.
- The only time an election party affiliation is recorded is during a presidential election primary.
Registering To Vote Before The Age of 18
Believe it or not, you can register to vote if you are not 18 yet. You can do this if you are not 18 but you will become 18 before the next election in Vermont. The application needs to be completed and then submitted to the clerk before the deadline to register.
- The application acts as a written notice of intent to register before the deadline.
- The voter's registration will then become active on the day they turn 18.
- No one can take the voter's oath until they are 18.
- If a person turns 18 on or before the day of the general election, they may still register and then vote in the primary election following the general election.
How Can DoNotPay Help You Register To Vote?
To avoid any hassles that can come by trying to register yourself, you might want to cut out time and frustration by using the revolutionary product that DoNotPay offers. Their new voter registration product can make the process of registering or unregistering to vote, a lot easier!
- Search “voter registration” on DoNotPay.
- Select whether you want to register to vote, change your voter information, cancel your registration, or verify your registration.
- Enter the state you want to register in (or are registered in) and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements. Answer a few questions about you to help us verify your identity and complete your application.
- Provide your signature and verify that your information is correct.
That's all there is to it! You can be sure that the process has been done correctly and you are able to vote in Vermont for the next election. Don't guess when it comes to your voter freedom, let us help you exercise your right to vote!
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