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Elections

Elections in the Time of COVID-19

Watch or listen to a recording of our recent webinar– Voting in a Pandemic: How Vermont Can Ensure Fair and Accessible Elections in 2020. We were joined by Oregon League of Conservation Voters Political Director Lindsey Scholten.

Lindsey shared her expertise on vote-by-mail – which has been in place in Oregon for 20 years – and we discussed lessons learned on how we can put in place safe, fair and accessible elections in Vermont in 2020. View the webinar here.


Vermont must take new steps to ensure safe, accessible elections during the time of COVID-19. Click here to read our recent coalition letter to Governor Scott and Secretary of State Jim Condos on key recommendations for our 2020 elections, including:

1) Adopt a vote-by-mail system this year;

2) Preserve safe, in-person voting options; and

3) Conduct a broad public education and outreach program to maximize successful participation in the mail-in program.

Vermont Conservation Voters will be working with diverse allies to advocate for these important actions to ensure Vermonters can easily and safely vote this year.

To learn more, click here to watch a recent 1-hour webinar: Voting in a Pandemic: Ensuring Safe, Accessible Elections in Vermont in 2020.

Voter Information:

The Primary Elections will be held August 11, 2020.

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.

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

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 ensuring Vermonters have access to clean air, clean water, clean energy, healthy forests, reduced exposure to toxic chemicals, and sustainable communities.

To inform our endorsement process, VCV closely tracks lawmakers’ actions at the State House, including key votes on environmental bills in 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 voting records and over their lifetime, as well as new candidates who submitted strong questionnaires demonstrating their support for climate action, clean water, and other priorities.

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

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