How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Vermont

Vermont has open primaries

Vermonters can vote for Bernie Sanders regardless of their registered party

Register By

February 24 (Wednesday)

Get registered to vote by: February 24, 2016

Primary On

March 1 (Tuesday)

Vermont Primary: March 1, 2016

Vermont Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Vermont has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by February 24, 2016.

Go Vote!

Find your local polling place here and go vote on March 1st!

Polls close at 7pm ET

Early Voting

Vote Early in Vermont! Vermonters can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 1 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Vermont begins January 16 and ends on February 29.

While Vermont doesn’t technically have ‘Early Voting’, they do have in-person Absentee Voting, which amounts to the same thing, really.

Simply walk in to your local town or city clerk’s office and you can get and cast your ballot on the same trip!

The last day for in-person absentee voting is Feb. 29th at 5:00 PM!

Find your local town or city clerk here [pdf]

Or, login to Vermont’s ‘My Voter Page‘ which should provide you with your local clerks office.


Only 17?

You may still vote in Vermont's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 8, 2016.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Vermont you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/NewEngland4Sanders

Will you help Bernie win?

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots support like you! There are many opportunities to help out Bernie's campaign right now, and if you want more, sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign.

Many of us don't have much time for volunteer work, and if you're not able to volunteer but still want Bernie to win:

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Phone Bank for Bernie

Phonebanking is the single most important thing you can do for the campaign besides voting. Primaries are here, and we need to be calling people and letting them know about how to vote in their state. Don't be scared! I hear from many people that it's daunting to call strangers on the phone, but you will have a script to read and the typical call length is very short.

Start Phonebanking for Bernie!

Attend or host a local event

Phone Banking, Canvassing, Voter Registration Drives, Carpools -- these are just a few of the volunteer-hosted events popping up around the nation in support of Bernie Sanders, and some probably in your city!

Find a local event to attend

If you can't find any events nearby, you should host your own — I've done it several times and it's been a great experience meeting local Bernie supporters!