ADDISON COUNTY — Vermonters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to cast ballots in primary elections highlighted by a heated contest between two Burlington Democrats vying for attorney general.
That contest features longtime incumbent Attorney General Bill Sorrell, who is being challenged by Chittenden County State’s Attorney Thomas “T.J.” Donovan. The winner of that race will go on to face Republican candidate Jack McMullen in the General Election this November.
Meanwhile, on the Republican ballot, John MacGovern of Windsor is facing H. Brooke Paige of Washington for the right to face incumbent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in November.
There are no other contested primary races, but candidates can wage write-in campaigns to get on the General Election ballot for Vermont House and Senate bids. Anyone seeking a belated run for the Vermont House can get on the November ballot by getting at least 26 write-in votes (and a majority of the total number cast in that election). Anyone interested in a state Senate seat or county office must get at least 51 tallies (and a majority of the total votes cast).
Most local polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check with your local town clerk’s office for polling information in your town.