Voter Information

The polling places will be open on Election Day (November 3rd) for in person voting from 7 am to 7 pm.  If you live in the Village of Essex Junction (all of District 8-2 and those in District 8-1 who reside on Pearl Street) you will vote at Essex High School.

If you live in the Town of Essex outside the Village of Essex Junction (Essex residents in District 8-3 and District 8-1-except Pearl St) you will vote at Essex Middle School.

All voters were mailed an absentee ballot.  If a voter requests to vote in person at the polls on Election Day, and the checklist indicates that they have not returned a ballot or otherwise voted in that election, the voter shall be allowed to cast a ballot at the polls. The voter will not be required to produce the ballot that was mailed to them in order to vote on Election Day. The voter will be required to sign an affidavit that they have not previously returned the ballot sent to them or cast any other ballot.

You can still vote by mail or by dropping your ballot off in the secure ballot drop box at 81 Main Street.  Be sure to place your voted ballot in the voted ballot envelope and print your name and sign the certificate on the front of the envelope. Do not use sharpies or magic markers on ballots as the ink will bleed through – you can use a black pencil or pen.

The Board of Civil Authority will process early voted ballots through the vote tabulators starting at 10 am on October 29th, 30th and November 2nd.  For more information email

Any ballots not returned by November 2nd will have to be taken directly to your polling location on November 3rd. 

Voted ballots must be submitted by close of polls on November 3rd in order to be counted.

To check the status of your ballot go to

Early / absentee ballots will be processed starting October 29th. Members of the public are welcome to attend remotely. For details please see our Voter Warnings (to the left).


Australian Ballot - Polling place and hours:
Residents of the Village of Essex Junction vote at Essex High School, 2 Educational Drive, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 AM to 7 PM.
Residents of the Town outside of the Village of Essex Junction vote at Essex Middle School, 58 Founders Drive, Essex Junction, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 AM to 7 PM

The ballot for the Town of Essex is included on the back side of the General Election ballot.
A separate ballot for the Village vote is being mailed to all active voters in the Village of Essex Junction.

Voter Registration: 
Residents may register online at or at the polling place for same day registration. All that is required for voter registration is your VT driver’s license number, or if you do not have a VT driver’s license, the last four digits of your social security number. For questions concerning voter registration, call the town clerk’s office at 879-0413.

Early/Absentee Ballots Requests and Deadline: 
Because the town office is closed to the public there will be no regular in-office early voting. Ballots must be returned by the close of polls (7:00 p.m. November 3rd) in order to be counted. To check on the status of your ballot go to

Ballots returned by October 29th will be processed between October 30th and November 2nd at the Town Clerk’s office in accordance with 17 VSA, Chapter 51, §2546(a).

Voting instructions: 
Enter polls to check-in table, state name and street address, receive ballot, proceed and enter voting booth, mark your ballot in the voting booth (if you tear, deface of wrongly mark your ballot, return it to the election worker to receive another ballot), proceed to the ballot tabulator, cast ballot, exit polling area.

Problems at the Polls: 
Anyone needing assistance with voting or help with a problem at the polls should seek the assistance of the Presiding Officer or election officials.

Campaigning During Polling Hours: 
No candidate or other person may physically interfere with the progress of a voter to and from the polling place. No campaign advertisement may be displayed, placed, handed out or allowed to remain within the building containing a polling place. An election official or other person may not campaign, solicit voter or distribute campaign materials in the building containing a polling place.

For questions concerning this election, call Susan McNamara-Hill, Clerk, Village of Essex Junction and Town of Essex, at 879-0413 option 6.