VOTE: Election 2020
Vermont
Make sure you’re registered, learn what’s on your ballot, get news and information about the candidates and issues, and find up-to-date voting information with the SmartNews election hub.

Voting

VOTING IN PERSON

Poll Times
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Some polls open earlier.


ID Requirements
Identification is not required in most cases.

However, first-time voters who registered by mail are required to present identification at the polls.

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VOTE BY MAIL

Can I vote by mail in Vermont?
Yes, you can! Voting by mail is the default in Vermont.

How do I get my ballot?
Every registered Vermont voter will automatically be mailed a ballot—no need to request one.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be received by your town clerk’s office by close of business November 2, or at your polling place by 7:00 on Election Day (November 3).

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EARLY VOTING

Early voting
Sept. 20

MILITARY OR VOTING OVERSEAS

Members of the military, their families, and US citizens living overseas can request a ballot to vote from anywhere in the world.

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Get Ready to Vote
General Election
November 3
ELECTION DAY

To vote in your state, make sure you’re registered. Here are some important deadlines:

The deadline for online/mail registration is 11/3.

The deadline for in-person registration is 11/3.

Your state allows any qualified resident to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.

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What's on my ballot?

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Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.

He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.

Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Vice President of the United States

Biography

Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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Governor of Vermont

Biography

Phil Scott (Republican Party) is the Governor of Vermont. He assumed office on January 5, 2017. His current term ends on January 5, 2023.

Scott (Republican Party) ran for re-election for Governor of Vermont. He won in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Scott served three terms as lieutenant governor of Vermont from 2011 to 2017 alongside Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, making Vermont one of the few states to have a governor and lieutenant governor of different parties. He was a member of the Vermont State Senate from 2001 until 2010, representing Washington County.

Before entering politics, Scott was a co-owner of his family's construction business.

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