Secretary of State Jim Condos issued a reminder to active, registered Vermont voters that they will be automatically receiving a ballot for the Nov. 3 general election in the mail, sent to the mailing address on file with their voter registration or pending ballot request.
A recent nationwide postcard mailing by the United States Postal Service suggested that Vermont voters would need to request November General Election ballots to receive an early absentee ballot, which is not true.
If a voter chooses to return their ballot by mail, Condos is encouraging them to place the ballot in the mail no less than 10 days before Nov. 3 for their ballot to be received in time.
“Voting by mail is simple, safe and secure,” said Condos, Sept. 14. “Our office has taken the proactive steps to mail a ballot to all active, registered voters so that we can preserve the voting rights of all eligible Vermonters during a pandemic, while protecting the public health by reducing high traffic in-person voting on Election Day.”
Ballots will be mailed to voters starting on Monday, Sept. 21. Voters should expect to receive their ballots sometime after the 21st through early October. Any voter who does not receive their ballot by Oct. 1 should contact their town clerk to get a ballot.
Ballots can be returned by mail, hand delivered early to the voter’s town clerk, which may offer a drop-box return option, or submitted at polling places on Election Day.