VIDEO: How to vote in Vermont’s 2020 general election

Sep 30 2020, 12:35 PM

Voting in Vermont’s general election looks a little different this year.

You can still vote in person at your polling place on Tuesday, November 3rd. But you should have also received a ballot in the mail. Here’s what to do with it.

Open up your ballot and make your selections. Then fold your ballot back up and place it in the “Voted Ballot” envelope. Now fill out the front of that envelope with your name, your town, and your signature.

Seal the ballot envelope and put it inside the return envelope — the one that says VOTE. Now seal that envelope and put it in the mail.

You should mail your ballot by October 24th at the latest. If you’re voting from out of state or overseas, give even more time for your ballot to get through the mail.

If you don’t want to mail your ballot, take that sealed envelope in person to your town clerk’s office before Election Day. You can look up their location and hours on the Secretary of State’s website. Some towns have secure dropboxes for after-hours dropoffs.

If you’re voting in person on November 3rd, you don’t even need to open the ballot you got in the mail. But you should bring it with you to your polling place. If you don’t, poll workers will have you sign a form that says you didn’t already vote by mail.

If you want to know more about who’s on the ballot, check out VTDigger’s 2020 Election Guide.

—Mike Dougherty