Vermonters who haven’t yet registered to vote still have time to do so before Election Day, according to the Vermont Secretary of State’s office.
Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, a day created in 2012 and dedicated to promoting “broad awareness of voter registration opportunities” for thousands of eligible voters. The state took to social media Tuesday to inform residents that they can still register to vote ahead of and on the same day they cast their ballot.
Vermont was the fourth state to launch, and the second state to implement, automatic voter registration in 2017, allowing state residents to register to vote automatically when they receive or update their driver’s licenses.
The Green Mountain State also allows same-day voter registration, enabling voters to register at the polling station on Election Day and still be eligible to vote.
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Voter registration can be done online, via mail-in form, or at your town clerk’s office, according to the Secretary of State’s Office website; in-person registration prior to Election Day, however, may vary depending on your town’s policies regarding the pandemic.
Voters must have their driver’s license number handy while registering. Those who do not have a Vermont driver’s license or whose Vermont license is suspended will need to enter the last four digits of their social security number.
Monday marked the beginning of Vermont’s early voting period, and the state began its delivery of mail-in ballots to registered voters. Ballots should arrive to households between now and early October.
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Voters who are registering in the state for the first time will automatically receive a ballot from their town or city clerks, but residents are encouraging them to contact their clerk to ensure the information they provided is complete.
To check your Vermont voter registration status or register to vote, visit mvp.vermont.gov or olvr.vermont.gov.
Contact Ethan Bakuli at (802) 556-1804 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @BakuliEthan.
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