Deciding where to vote
You may choose to vote in your home state or in Vermont.
Some factors that may influence this decision are:
- Which community would you want to view yourself as part of in terms of local elections (such as school board)?
- If there is a state governor’s race, where would you want to vote?
- Where will your vote have the biggest impact?
- Have you passed the deadline to request an absentee ballot in your home state (Vermont offers voting day registration)
Additional considerations for deciding where to vote can be found in the ALL-IN Out-of-State College Student Voting Guide
What address do I use for voter registration and absentee ballot requests?
14 Old Chapel Rd.
[6-digit or 8-digit Middlebury ID #]
Middlebury, VT. 05753
Check your registration
Know your deadlines (state-by-state guide)
Visit vote.org and scroll down for state-by-state election deadlines, dates and rules
Request and return an absentee/mail-in ballot
Remember that absentee voting is a two-step process
- Requesting your ballot
- Returning your completed ballot
Be sure to check your state requirements for additional steps that your state may require such as including a photo of your ID or getting your ballot notarized.
Allow ample time for your ballot to be received (2 weeks is recommended)
MiddVotes provides postage (available in the mail center or CCE) for returning your absentee ballot before election day.
Voting in Vermont
As a Middlebury College student, you are allowed to vote in Vermont if you choose not to vote in your home state.
Vermont allows voter registration on the day of the election (though advance registration is recommended).
The polling place for Middlebury College is:
Middlebury Recreation Center,
154 Creek Rd.
Transportation to the polls is provided for the Midterm and General elections.
Learn what is on your ballot and prepare to vote
An informed electorate is critical for the health of our democratic process. Consider your news sources as you research candidates and issues to ensure that they are credible.
Study abroad students
Students who are studying abroad may request an overseas ballot from abroad.
*Note that you must first be registered to vote.
Ineligible to vote in the U.S.?
Your voice matters! Consider using social media and conversations in your networks to raise awareness of issues that are important to you.
If you need assistance registering to vote or obtaining an absentee ballot for an upcoming election, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.