Vermont Business Magazine Secretary of State Jim Condos would like to remind Vermonters that September is National Voter Registration Month. Voting is the foundation of our democracy. Casting a ballot, in-person on Election Day or early by mail, is one important way that Vermonters can make their voices heard in the political process. The nation's Secretaries of State established National Voter Registration Month in September as a non-partisan means of encouraging voter participation and increasing awareness about state voter registration requirements and voting.
“It is my goal, and the goal of our staff, to reach every eligible voter and ensure that they are registered to vote” said Secretary Condos. “We’ve made great strides in reducing barriers to voter registration and participation in Vermont, including the implementation of Automatic Voter Registration in partnership with the VT Department of Motor Vehicles. However, if you’re an eligible voter who has recently moved to Vermont or moved between towns it is important to ensure that you are registered, or that your registration information is up to date in advance of the next election.”
An individual is eligible to register to vote if they:
- Are a Citizen of the United States of America
- Are or will be 18 years of age or older on or before the next Election
- Are a resident of Vermont
Individuals can check their voter registration status, update their address and other information, or register to vote by visiting https://mvp.sec.state.vt.us/. Eligible voters can also visit their local Town or City Clerks to register in-person.
“We will continue working to register every eligible voter, and to reduce barriers to registration and voting in Vermont. Civic participation in the democratic process is a fundamental right” said Secretary Condos.
“Happy National Voter Registration Month - see you at the polls!”