MONKTON — The Monkton Town Office will be open on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist voters who may not have received their election ballots in the mail.
According to an announcement sent out by the town Friday afternoon, a large volume of ballots were returned to the Town Office as undeliverable.
Monkton residents who did not receive their ballot in the mail are encouraged to stop by the clerk's office Saturday so officials can help them with their voting needs.
Residents with any questions may call the office, 802-453-3800, during regular hours.
With early voting for the Aug. 11 primary beginning Monday, the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office has already received nearly seven times as many absentee ballot requests as it did by this date in 2018.
As of June 29, 15,663 voters had asked for early voting ballots this year, up from just 2,247 requests by the same time in 2018, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
“I think we’re going to have a strong turnout compared to usual,” Secretary of State Jim Condos said in an interview.
Condos said typical voter turnout for a primary in Vermont is between 20-25% but based on the...