Vermont voting issues
This page is part of the Election Protection Wiki,
Election and registration information
Voter bill of rights
VERMONT VOTER BILL OF RIGHTS
- You have the right to vote if you are a U.S. citizen, live in Vermont, are 18 years old and have registered.
- You have the right to vote if you are homeless.
- You have the right to vote if you have been convicted of a felony, even while you are incarcerated.
- You have the right to vote even if you have a guardian and even if you need help reading or filling out your ballot.
- You have the right to vote or cast your ballot if you are in line by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- You have the right to know if you are registered to vote.
- You have the right to ask for help from elections officials or from a friend or family member. There are some people who cannot help you vote, for example, your boss or a union officer from your job.
- You have the right to a secret vote. You do not have to tell anyone how you voted.
- You have the right to get a new ballot if you make a mistake.
- You have the right to vote for the person you want. You can write-in someone else's name if you don't like the choices on your ballot.
- You have the right to leave some choices blank on your ballot. The choices you do mark will still count.
- You have the right to use a voting system for all federal elections that makes it possible for people with disabilities to vote privately and independently.
- You have the right to get a "provisional ballot" if you are told you are not registered to vote and you cannot swear or affirm that you submitted an application to register to vote in Vermont before the deadline.
- You have the right to know if your ballot, including a "provisional ballot," was accepted for counting.
- You have the right to file a complaint if you think your voting rights have been denied.
Call toll-free within Vermont at 1-800-439-8683 to get more information about these and other voting rights.
Voting Machines used November, 2008 in Vermont
VERMONT uses the following voting machines in addition to hand-counted paper ballots in some counties. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Voting's Verifier tool.
Optical scan machines:
Vote by Phone with verifiable paper trail:
- Main article: Voting machines
Secretary of State Deborah L. Markowitz
Elections website: http://vermont-elections.org/
- Elections Division
- Vermont Secretary of State
- 26 Terrace Street
- Montpelier, VT 05609-1101
- In-State: (800) 439-8683
- Outside VT: (802) 828-2464
- FAX: 802-828-5171
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Locate a town clerk near you or call 1-800-439-VOTE.
- For an extensive log of voting machine problems, see the VotersUnite! report on election incidents.
State and local non-governmental election organizations
League of Women Voters
LWV of Vermont, Ms. Catherine Rader, President
- 1186 Town Hill Road
- E. Montpelier, VT 05651-4263
- Phone: 802-657-0242
- Fax: 802-658-7616
- E-mail: email@example.com
Vermonters for Voting Integrity
Description: Vermonters for Voting Integrity is a group of concerned citizens working to improve the transparency and accuracy of our election system.
Articles and resources
- The main page on election protection and reform organizations.
- All articles in the Election Protection Wiki project.
- For election day: Things citizens can do to monitor elections and If you are told you cannot vote.
- GoVote.org locates your polling place and other voting information.
- Google map polling locations locates most polling location, may be missing or out of date.
Election Protection hotlines
- 866-OUR-VOTE (National Election Protection Hotline)
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Español)
- 800-966-5946 (AALDEF, Asian languages)
- 866-MYVOTE1 (Tom Joyner Hotline - VoterAction, NAACP National Voter Fund)
- 877-523-2792 (ACLU Voting Rights Project Hotline)
- 877-US4-OBAMA (Obama campaign Voter Hotline)
- 866-976-VOTE (McCain campaign Honest and Open Election hotline - leave a message)
- 877-GOCNN08 (CNN Voter Problem Tipline)
- 888-VOTE-TIP (VelvetRevolution Election Protection Hotline for fraud)
- 567-258-VOTE (Twitter Vote Report key in report or leave audio message)
- ACLU's "Know Your Voting Rights - State by State" -- printable brochures summarizing your voting rights, for most states.
- One-page know your rights summaries for 27 states from the AFL-CIO.
- Click here to see the voter ID requirements in all states. From the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials
- Why Tuesday? offers a page for Vermont that helps locate Vermont's elections officials, election reform groups, and elected officials, as well as a page titled Find a group in your area that lets you find similar information for other states.
- Click here to request an absentee ballot. Go Vote Absentee is a project of the Women Donors Network.
- Information for voters with disabilities from NDRN.
Student voting rights
- See Vermont Student Voting Rights for a guide to student voting rights in Vermont. See Student Voting Rights for a guide to other states. From the Brennan Center for Justice.
- See how organizations you trust recommend you vote on ballot measures and other statewide contests at TransparentDemocracy.
- Help in other languages from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. 中文, 日本語, 한국어, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt, Español
- Verified Voting's Vermont page, which provides detailed information on voting equipment in use in every county in Vermont.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Vermont page, which provides detailed information on election law developments in Vermont. See map page to see the information for election developments in any given state.
- Election Law @ Moritz's Vermont general information page, which provides information on Vermont election authorities, post-election processes, and other topics. See map page to see this information for any given state.