On Friday, Sept. 26, absentee and early voting began for the General Election. From now until 5 p.m. or the close of the town clerk’s office on the day before the election (which, for the General Election is Monday, Nov. 3,) any registered voter may request a ballot from their town clerk, whether in person, by phone or by mail.
Secretary of State Jim Condos urges any Vermonters who think they may be away on Nov. 4 or have a schedule conflict to take advantage of Vermont’s early voting law: “Vermont law recognizes how busy its citizens are and that, while some will be able to take time off from work and personal obligations to vote on Election Day, others will not. However, voting is a right that belongs to all of Vermont’s citizens, which is why, if you cannot make it to the polls, I strongly encourage you to exercise your constitutional right and vote early!”
For any Vermonter who has yet to register to vote or whose address has changed since the Primary Election, Secretary Condos would like to remind them that the Voter Registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
The 2014 General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4. All polls in Vermont are open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. To locate your polling place, please visit the Secretary of State’s website www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/voters.aspx.