Vermont Conservation Voters

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Elections

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General Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Ballots were mailed to all active, registered voters and arrived in mailboxes on or before October 7th. If you didn’t receive a ballot, you can register to vote at the polls, and then cast your ballot

Still have your ballot in hand? Make sure your vote counts! SELECT your preferred candidates, put the ballot in the envelope provided, SEAL it, and SIGN it.

You can bring your ballot to your polling place, or vote in person at your polling location no later than 7pm on Election Day. If you have your ballot, please bring it with you.

Voting in person? Click on the following link and scroll down to find your town’s polling locations & hours: 2020 Polling Locations. Polls in Vermont open between 5 and 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Election Day.

You can also track your ballot at: https://mvp.vermont.gov/

Vermont Conservation Voters is working with diverse allies to educate Vermonters on how to vote this year, so as many voters as possible can easily and safely cast their ballot. Check out the video below from our partners at the Vermont Natural Resources Council for a demonstration of how to vote by mail.

Vermont Conservation Voters Endorsements

In election years, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) endorses pro-environment candidates, and works to help elect our endorsed candidates. As a non-partisan organization, VCV has a long history of endorsing candidates from across the political spectrum who share our environmental values.

Through its endorsements, VCV aims to educate voters across Vermont on candidates whose values and actions demonstrate a commitment to our vision and values, by advancing and defending policies that protect the environment and promote health while advancing civil rights; social, racial, and economic justice; and strengthening our democracy.

To inform our endorsement process, VCV closely tracks lawmakers’ actions at the State House, including key votes on environmental bills via our Environmental Scorecard and sponsorship of legislation that advances the Environmental Common Agenda of top legislative priorities, which VCV releases each legislative session in partnership with other advocacy organizations.

For new candidates, VCV requires candidates to respond to a questionnaire that provides context on a candidate’s environmental background and positions on a range of issues facing the state. For statewide candidates, Board and staff invite candidates for an in-depth, in-person interview.

The endorsements listed below were selected by the VCV Board of Directors in recognition of incumbent candidates with strong environmental records, as well as new candidates who submitted strong questionnaires demonstrating their support for climate action, clean water, racial justice, and other priorities.

Additional VCV endorsements will be rolling out in the coming weeks, so check back here to stay updated! And remember, to learn more about candidates in your local races, check out the Environmental Scorecard to see how incumbent legislators have voted on key issues.

We’ve listed candidates below alphabetically by legislative district. Not sure which Vermont legislative district you live in? Find it here.

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Endorsements from Previous Years:
2018 VCV Statewide and Legislative Endorsements

2016 VCV Statewide and Legislative Endorsements

2014 VCV Legislative Endorsements

2012 VTLCV Legislative Endorsements

2010 VTLCV Legislative Endorsements

VOTING BY MAIL

Want to learn more about vote-by-mail? Check out a webinar VCV hosted with Oregon League of Conservation Voters: Voting in a Pandemic: How Vermont Can Ensure Fair and Accessible Elections in 2020Vote-by-mail has been in place in Oregon for 20 years. We discussed lessons learned on how Vermont can put in place safe, fair and accessible elections in Vermont in 2020 and beyond.

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