Election Information



We will run four elections on three dates:

3/5/24 Presidential Primary, BMU School budget vote

8/13/24, VT State Primary

11/5/24, General Election

Not all elections are run the same way. In March and August, voters will need to request ballots, if you want to vote by mail.

In November, the VT Secretary of State will be mailing ballots to all active voters.

In the March Presidential Primary, voters are required to request a specific party ballot.

In the August State Primary, voters will receive all 3 party ballots and choose to vote on 1 ballot and return the other 2 unmarked.

Register to vote, request an absentee ballot or check your voter status at:


To register to vote, please visit Vermont's Online Voter Registration System.

Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee ballots can be obtained by the following methods.  You must request ballots every calendar year.  You can request ballots for yourself:

  • PHONE:  Telephone request to the Town Clerk’s office at 584-3276 to receive an absentee ballot by mail. It is recommended you make a request for a mailed ballot at least a week before the election to allow enough time for the ballot to travel through the mail to and from you.
  • EMAIL:  Email your request to [email protected].  Be sure to include your mailing address.
  • MAIL:  To request an absentee ballot by mail, send your written request to the Groton Town Clerk’s Office, 1476 Scott Hwy, Groton, VT 05046.
  • To vote early in person or pick up an absentee ballot, please stop by the Town Clerk's office. Office hours are M-TH 8:00am - 4:00 pm.
  • Please note that when picking up an absentee ballot in person at the Clerk's office, you may not pick up a ballot for another person. You may request that a ballot be mailed to someone but you cannot take another person's ballot with you.
  • To request an absentee ballot by mail please fill out the Absentee Request Form.
  • ON-LINE:  You may also request ballots on-line through the Secretary of State's My Voter Page web portal.
  • You may request that Justices-Of-The-Peace deliver a ballot to you prior to the election if you have a handicap or disability and are not able to vote outside your residence. Such requests need to be received by the day before the election at the latest. JP ballot delivery is not available on the day of the election, and ballots cannot be delivered outside Groton Town limits.
  • Special Note: stacks of ballots cannot be left anywhere around town.

All absentee ballots must be returned prior to the closing of the polls at 7:00 P.M. on Election Day to be counted. Those absentee ballots returned by mail must arrive at the Town Clerk's office by close of the office the day before any election, or at the Post Office on election days. The Groton Town mail box will be checked at 12PM on election days to insure ballots are received and counted.  Absentee ballots may also be dropped in the drop box to the left of the Town Clerk's door inside the entranceway. The entranceway is open 24/7. The drop box is available to receive ballots until 10:00 AM the day of the election. After that time ballots need to be brought to the polls.  Absentee ballots may also be dropped off at the polls on election days, and must be received before the polls close at 7:00 PM.  Absentee ballots received after election day at 7:00 pm will not be counted.


For all General Elections, the State of Vermont will automatically mail out ballots to all Active/Not Challenged registered voters.  There is no need to request an absentee ballot for the General Election.