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VERGENNES — Vergennes residents will not automatically receive their city and school ballots in the mail before March 2 voting. Instead, residents will be informed of how to request mail-in ballots in newspaper ads, on the city’s website, and through social media. At the city council’s Jan. 26 meeting Vergennes officials said they’ll heavily promote the availability of all-in-one mail-in envelopes that will include ballots for the city, the Addison Northwest School District, and the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center elections that will be held on Town Meeting Day. Councilors at their...
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.
As of Monday afternoon, almost 82,000 Vermont voters had already requested a mail ballot for the Aug. 11 primary election. With nearly a month to go until the primary, mail ballot turnout this year could well exceed the 119,000 who voted by mail and in person in Aug. 2016, the last time the governor was not running for re-election and there were competitive primaries in both the Democratic and Republican parties. With both the Secretary of State’s Office and municipal clerks encouraging voters to request early ballots, a very high proportion of this year’s primary ballots are expected to be...
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...
Twelve local students, including four from area high schools and eight from Middlebury College, where among the 96 signatories of a recent letter to Gov. Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe, An Open Letter from Vermont High and College School Students. Most of the students will be first-time voters in the coming presidential elections. The letter is printed below. As representatives of the youngest generation of Vermont voters, we call on you to implement a universal vote-by-mail system for the 2020 election. No...

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