The unofficial top Republican vote-getter in last week’s primary, disavowed by Vermont GOP leaders for displaying fascist and alt-right symbols, will run as an independent.
“As secretary of state, I want to assure the public that these administrative delays do not impact the 100% confidence that we have in the accuracy of the vote totals for all the candidates as reported by the town clerks,” Condos said Tuesday.
With contested races up and down the ballot, roughly 26.5% of registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary, far below the record-breaking 2020 cycle but higher than pre-pandemic years.
With primary day a week from Tuesday, Vermont’s top election officials said those who are voting early should drop their ballots off in person instead of sending them back through the mail.
You can still pick up an early ballot from your town clerk's office. If you've already requested or received your ballot, you should plan on filling it out soon. Here’s how.
Although they share a similar set of basic values, the three Democrats have sought to distinguish themselves by emphasizing their backgrounds and priorities.
New disclosures provide a timely glimpse at the financial picture for statewide and legislative candidates — as well as for the coalition of organizations working to secure passage of Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment.
Many Vermont towns have received their ballots for the Aug. 9 primary election, signaling the kickoff of early voting.
Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, D-Bradford, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters and Montpelier City Clerk John Odum shared similar political values but found room to carve out distinctions.
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.
The Bradford Democrat has chaired the House Government Operations Committee since 2019. The panel has jurisdiction over many of the same state functions overseen by the secretary of state’s office, including public records laws, elections and governmental ethics.
After a decade overseeing elections at the local level, Odum, 54, said he’d like to scale up his grassroots experience statewide. A former IT specialist for campaigns who is also a certified ethical hacker, Odum said he also brings a uniquely informed perspective to the conversation around election security.
March 13-19 is national Sunshine Week, focusing on the importance of government transparency in a democracy.
Winters, who has worked at the office for 25 years, announced his run on Thursday, pitching his candidacy as a continuation of the work he’s been doing for years.