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Register to Vote

As we enter a presidential election year, I want to remind all how to register to vote. To register to vote through your town or city clerk:

Complete the Vermont Application for Addition to the Checklist (VT Voter Registration Form) The Town Clerk has the forms or get one here:

Bring in an approved form of ID. Approved ID must be one of the following:
A driver’s license or U.S. passport
A bank statement or utility bill
A government document

Mail the application or deliver it in person to the Town Clerk’s office (Mailing Address: Town Clerk, PO Box 233, Putney, VT 05346 – Physical address: 127 Main St., Putney, VT 05346) The Town Clerk is open Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. We are also open until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

After completing the application, you will be required to take Vermont’s Voter’s Oath―a quick, one-time process. Your application will then be reviewed by your town or city clerk. You’ll be notified within a few days if your voter application was approved. You will NOT receive a voter registration card.

Alternatively, you may register online at the Vermont Secretary of State’s My Voter Page or at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

If you are out of the state on military assignment (or as a military dependent) or you currently live overseas, you can register to vote using your last address in Vermont. This address must be where you resided immediately before your military assignment or before moving overseas. To register, you can:
Submit your application by mail to the Town Clerk as described above
Use the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (Form 76).
If you move or change your name, you can update your information using the Online Voter Registration System or by contacting the Town Clerk. It is important to do this as soon as possible to ensure that all voting information remains current.

Note: in addition to the procedures above, you can also register at the polls on any election day. You will need an approved form of ID as listed above.