If you aren’t currently registered to vote and want to be, you can either go to the city clerk’s office at City Hall, stop by the Department of Motor Vehicle office on North Avenue or contact one of your city councilors and ask them to arrange for someone to register you to vote. It’s that easy to make sure your voice is heard!
To be eligible to vote in Vermont you must:
- be a citizen of the United States;
- be a resident of Vermont and a resident of the town in which you apply to be added to the checklist;
- take, or have previously taken, the Voter’s Oath (formerly called the “Freeman’s Oath”); and
- be 18 years of age or older (or will be eighteen on or before the day of election).
If you meet these qualifications, the completed application form must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office. The Clerk will present your application to the Voter Registration Board. If the Board approves your application, you will be added to the checklist and become a registered voter in Burlington.
REMEMBER: It is unlawful to give false information concerning your qualifications to be a registered voter of a town or city in Vermont. The penalties are serious,including penalties of up to a $10,000 fine or imprisonment for not more than fifteen years, or both.