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A request for an absentee ballot can be made anytime until 5pm on the day before Election Day. Ballots must be returned by 7pm on Election Day to be counted.

FROM THE Vermont Secretary of State WEBSITE

If you are sick or have a disability, a ballot can be delivered to your home on Election Day. You may request an absentee ballot up until 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Two justices of the peace (of different parties when possible) will deliver a ballot to you, and then will bring the ballot back to the polling place so that it can be placed in the ballot box and counted.

 

A voted absentee ballot can be hand delivered in a sealed envelope to the clerk on, or prior to, Election Day. The ballot can be returned to the clerk or delivered to the polling place by the voter or any person the voter authorizes to return the ballot for him or her. A person can only pick up his or her own ballot from the clerk’s office.  

All early voter absentee ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office before the close of the office on the day before the election, or to the polling place before 7 p.m. on the day of the election, in order to be counted.

Vermont STATE LAW

17 V.S.A. § 2531

17 V.S.A. § 2538

Any voter can apply for an absentee ballot until the day before the election. If an absentee voter needs their ballot delivered, then two justices of the peace (one from each party) will deliver a ballot to the voter.

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at the Vermont My Voter Page

Request an absentee ballot from your My Voter page online, by phone, in person by an authorized person, or by using an absentee ballot request form (link to PDF of form)

Be sure to follow the directions for requesting a ballot on the absentee voting page - the legal form of the request depends on the authorized person making the request (family members can make requests by phone, unrelated people cannot).

Your ballot must be returned by 7pm on Election Day to your town clerk's office. If your ballot is hand delivered by justices of the peace, they will return the ballot as well. 

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