Condos encourages voters to have a voting plan

Montpelier, VT – Today Secretary of State Jim Condos encouraged Vermont voters to have a voting plan for the Tuesday, August 9th Statewide Primary Election.

Photo courtesy of state of Vermont

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos

“The primaries are an important opportunity for voters to have their voices heard at the ballot box, where they decide what major party candidates will appear on the November General Election ballot,” said Condos. “This is a ‘once in a generation’ primary, and I want to encourage every single eligible Vermont voter to have a voting plan for how they will get to the polls to vote tomorrow, if they have not already cast a ballot early.”

Studies have shown that making a specific plan, including determining how and when a voter will get to the polls, makes it much more likely that a person will follow through.

All Vermont polls must open by 10am, and must close at 7pm. Voters should check or directly with their Town or City Clerk to verify their polling place location and opening time.

Anyone who has requested a ballot and who has not returned it to the Clerk before election day should bring their voted and unvoted ballots directly to the polls before 7pm on Tuesday. If they have lost their ballot, they can still vote at the polls but must sign an affidavit that they have not already returned a voted ballot.

Vermont’s same day registration law enables voters to register and cast a ballot on election day. 17 year-olds are eligible to register and vote in the Primary if they meet the other voter eligibility criteria and will be 18 by the November General Election.

Each polling place is equipped with an accessible voting system available to all voters, which enables voters with a disability or visual impairment to vote privately and independently with an array of assistive devices.

“Your vote is your voice; exercise it,” said Condos. “I hope to see you at the polls tomorrow, if you have not already voted. Our democracy grows stronger when we all vote.”

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10 thoughts on “Condos encourages voters to have a voting plan

    • Vermont Voting Age Amendment, Proposal 5 was on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment where it was approved.

      The measure allowed for 17-year-olds to vote in the primary election provided they turn 18 before the general election.[1][2]

      The measure was sponsored by Senator Jeannette White.

      Election results:
      Vermont Proposal 5 (2010) (Voting Age)
      Votes Percentage
      Yes 134,803 80.81%
      No 32,018 19.19%

      • Isn’t it time to start paying attention to our laws and elections?

        “What We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity.”

        • “If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium , and you’re already dead!”

  1. “Your vote is your voice; exercise it,” says Condon
    Yup, your vote will be changed, and even the dead voters will be counted, Hell you don’t even have to live here but we will count your vote…
    In 2020 more than 12,000 votes were counted and that’s over the registered voters in Vermont. I bet he has fixed it so the democrats will win even after he leaves office.


      Universal mail-out of unrequested ballots to everyone on the bloated registered voter list
      After that, universal harvesting of the excess ballots for filling in by Dem/Prog operatives as they see fit. They get the undeliverable ballots from the US post office, and nursing homes, etc.

      By recently passed law,

      No birth certificate is ALLOWED TO BE ASKED FOR BY A TOWN CLERK

      • Some yahoo comes into a Town Clerk Office.

        He claims he is a citizen, he was born in the US, and has no photo ID, he resides in the town

        He signs an affidavit, and boom the yahoo is registered in Vermont.

        The Town Clerk is not allowed to ask any questions, and ask for any proof, by law.

    • Donna, I want to believe you. I need more than your word for this can you provide a link a source or anything to validate your comment mostly about the 12000 extra votes. Thanks

      • There were 506,312 registered voters in Vermont in 2020.
        370,968 Vermonters voted in 2020, breaking the 2008 record of 326,822.
        Only 94,664 mail-in ballots were cast in 2008, when the prior voting record was set.
        The highest number of mail-in ballots ever cast in Vermont (95,203) occurred in 2016.
        In 2020, 280,455 Vermonters cast their ballots by mail – almost 3 times the previous record in 2016.

        Is this definitive proof of anything nefarious? No.

        Because there’s no way to verify if a mail-in voter has returned a ballot in the same election elsewhere. For example, approximately seventy-five percent of Burlington’s 14,000 college students are from out-of-state. That’s about 10,500 out-of-state students at in Burlington alone.

        Rob Roper reported that college students are natural persons, and they are considered legally domiciled in the State – if they sleep here more than six months of the year — which could allow them to Vote in Vermont. But the students must also show evidence of “an intent to maintain a principal dwelling place in the State indefinitely,” which means that they must show in some demonstrable way that they do not intend to leave Vermont after graduation.

        According to Roper, Vermont election officials do not enforce this aspect of the law. And laws are useless if they’re not enforced. So, you be the judge.

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