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Elections

Voter Information

Primary Election Day is August 11, 2020.

Early voting is open now! 

You can vote anytime between now and August 11th.

If you requested a mail-in ballot, send it in by August 4th to ensure it arrives and is counted. You can also drop your ballot off at your Town Clerk’s office between now and election day.

You can go online to make sure your voter registration information is updated, and to track your ballot at: https://mvp.vermont.gov/

Need or want to vote 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.

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 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 for candidates facing competitive Primary races 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 statewide and legislative endorsements will be coming soon, so stay tuned! 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.

STATEWIDE

SENATE:

For the Chittenden Senate district, VCV has compiled information on the candidates in the Democratic Primary to help educate voters on the candidates’ legislative records and/or their environmental history according to their VCV Candidate Questionnaire. Click here to learn more about the Chittenden Senate candidates.

HOUSE:

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**Ensuring safe, accessible elections during the time of COVID-19:

The Legislature enacted S.348, which allows the Secretary of State to adopt practices this year to protect the health of candidates, voters, and poll workers.

New safety procedures will be in place for in-person voting this August.

For the November elections, all voters will be mailed their ballot, making it easy for people to vote from the safety of their homes. At the same time, the state will maintain in-person voting options, to maximize access to the ballot for as many people as possible.

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

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.

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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