How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Vermont

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March 3 (Tuesday)

Same-Day Registration Vermont has Same-Day Registration on March 3

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

Vermont Primary: March 3, 2020

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Vermont and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

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!

Vermont has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on March 3, 2020

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote Tuesday, March 3, 2020, times vary depending on county but polls will open between 5:00AM/10:00AM and close by 7:00PM.

Find your polling place here: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/voters.aspx

Check out the Official Vermont Voter Guide here!

Check out the Official 2020 Election Calendar here: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/915046/2020-calendar.pdf

Call – (802) 828-2363 or 1 (800) 439-8683 if you need extra help.

Id Requirement

First time voters must bring ID

More info can be found here! Chapter 51

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Vermont! Vermonters can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Vermont begins January 18 and ends on March 2.

You can request an absentee ballot as early as Saturday, January 18, 2020.

More info on absentee and early voting can be found here!

Only 17?

You may still vote in Vermont's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

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.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Vermont

Vermont has 23 delegates 

  • 11 district
  • 3 at large
  • 2 Pledged PLEOs
  • 7 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Sen.Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch, Terje Anderson, Howard Dean, Mary M. Sullivan, Tim Jerman,Tess Taylor

Important dates:

Primary: March 3, 2020

Town Caucuses: April 7, 2020

State Convention: May 30, 2020

National Convention Delegate Meeting: June 13, 2020

Vermont Delegate Selection Plan 

District Delegates (10) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Make sure you vote in the March 3, 2020 primary.
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to the April 7, 2020 Post-Primary Town Caucuses to elect delegates to State Convention. All Democratic voters are eligible to vote at the caucuses.
  • Delegates elected sat the caucuses elect the District Delegates at the May 30, 2020 State Convention.
  • To become a District Delegate file Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Vermont Democratic Party, in person 73 Main Street, Suite 400, Montpelier, VT 05602, by mail Vermont Democratic Party, PO Box 1220, Montpelier, VT 05602. Electronic or faxed documents NOT accepted.

At Large Delegates (3) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 5, 2020 with the Vermont Democratic Party, 73 Main Street, Suite 400, Montpelier, VT 05602. Electronic or faxed documents NOT accepted.
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Vermont’s National Convention Delegates at 2 pm at the June 13, 2020 State Convention.

PLEO Delegates (2)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 4, 2020 with the Vermont Democratic Party, 73 Main Street, Suite 400, Montpelier, VT 05602. Electronic or faxed documents NOT accepted.
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Vermont’s National Convention Delegates at noon at the June 13, 2020 State Convention.

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Vermont’s National Convention Delegates on June 13, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Vermont Democratic Party.

More Information

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

Join the GOTV Squad

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

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots supporters like you!

Everyone should sign up and volunteer for the official Sanders 2020 campaign, of course.

If you are passionate about Getting Out The Vote like we are, you should also join the GOTV Squad

Join the GOTV Squad

Donate

Bernie continues to fund his campaign from small donations from people like us. Show your support by donating to the campaign!

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

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