Early or Absentee Voting

Early Voting

In Vermont, we make it easy to vote. A person may vote early by mail, in person at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular hours;  by picking your ballot up and bringing it home to be voted; or, if ill or needing help, a pair of Justices will bring the ballot to your home. We must hand or mail early ballots directly to the voter, you cannot send someone to pick one up for you. Please leave enough time for mailing, especially if you will be overseas, or if you are unable to come in to the office. If you have questions regarding absentee voting, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.

Voting starts as soon as ballots are available—not later than 45 days before the primary or general election, and 20 days prior to a municipal election that uses the Australian ballot.

Request your ballot:

If you have any questions about early or absentee voting, please contact us at clerk@lincolnvermont.org or (802) 453-2980. If you need additional assistance you can email the Elections Division at sos.elections@vermont.gov, or call 800-439-VOTE.



All absentee ballot requests in Lincoln must be made by 2:00 PM on the day before the election.  All voted ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office on the day before the election, or to the polling place before 7:00 PM on the day of the election, in order to be counted.


Military and Overseas Voter Absentee Ballot Requests:

To register to vote and request an absentee ballot, visit the My Voter Page.

Military or overseas voters may also request an absentee ballot by telephone, fax, email, or by mail. You may also request that the unvoted ballot and certificate for the return envelope be sent to you by email, fax, or mail. Under Vermont law, voted ballots must be returned to the town clerk inside the absentee certificate envelope (with the voter’s original signature) and voted ballots may not be returned by fax or email.

For more voting information for military and/or overseas voters, please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

For more information regarding Absentee ballots see the Secretary of State Election Division website.