Secretary Condos encourages voters to make a voting plan

“Whether you plan to vote early by mail, in-person at your Town Clerk’s office, by dropping your ballot at a secure ballot drop box, or in-person at the polls on Election Day, having a voting plan helps ensure that you don’t experience any issues when casting your ballot,” said Secretary of State Jim Condos.

All active, registered voters have been mailed a ballot. Any voter who has not received a ballot should contact their Town or City Clerk. Secretary Condos issued the following guidance, which can be found on the Secretary of State’s website, on the 2022 General Election voting process to educate Vermonters on their voting options:

“Once you receive your ballot, voting it is as easy as Sign, Seal & Send!

· Sign: Place your voted ballot in the ballot envelope and sign the certificate on the outside of the envelope, following all instructions included with your ballot.

· Seal: Seal your signed ballot envelope, with your voted ballot inside. Place and seal your ballot envelope inside the mailing envelope.

· Send: Return your ballot to your Town or City Clerk. They must have your ballot in hand by 7pm on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) for it to be counted!

How you return your ballot is up to you. You may return your ballot:

· By mail: We recommend mailing your ballot package no later than Monday, October 31st to ensure adequate time for it to be delivered to your Town or City Clerk.

· In person: Bring your ballot to your Town or City Clerk’s office during normal business hours.

· Drop off at a secure ballot drop box before Election Day: Check the “Voters” page of our website, under “Quick Links,” or check with your Town or City Clerk’s office to see if a secure ballot drop box is available.

· Bring your ballot to the polls on Election Day: Bring your ballot to your polling location on Election Day (November 8, 2022) before the polls close at 7pm.

All polls will be open as usual on Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Check or directly with your Town or City Clerk to find out where your polling place is, check your registration status or check your voter mailing address.”

Some municipalities may also be holding elections on local or regional issues. Voters are encouraged to check directly with their Town or City Clerk to verify whether or not there is a local election they can vote in, and to discuss their voting options for obtaining a ballot.

“Remember – your vote is your voice,” said Condos. “Make sure you’re ready to use it!”

Image courtesy of town of Williston

4 thoughts on “Secretary Condos encourages voters to make a voting plan

  1. If you find extra ballots or extra ballots are mailed to you, keep them until after the election. If the state is so reckless in sending ballots to people who are no longer here, dead or nonexistent, we have to insure that those ballots are not used criminally. Be smart, do not pass them on to people who could use them to cheat.

  2. Our ballots are tabulated and stored on out-of-state, LHS Associates, Salem, NH, third party owned machines. Look at the contracts and find we have no access to voting data – they own it, we do not.

    Who is LHS? “LHS marketed the highly regarded AccuVote tabulating systems. We have more than 4000 AccuVote systems installed and will continue to support the AccuVote well into the future. Our latest voting solution is the Image-Cast line of products by Dominion.”

    July 2018: “Dominion Voting Systems Acquired by its Management Team and Staple Street Capital.” “Staple Street Capital is a private equity firm that invests in market-leading businesses, where it can provide the strategic oversight, financial resources and access to a network of world-class executives to help its portfolio companies reach their full potential. Staple Street Capital is currently investing out of a $265 million private equity fund and typically seeks to invest $20 million – $75 million of equity per transaction.”

    Co-founder of Staple Street Capital: Hootan Yaghoobzadeh – Mr. Yaghoobzadeh was a Senior Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management where he focused on distressed private equity, special-situation investments, balance sheet restructurings, and asset purchases across multiple industries including retail, industrials, and financial services. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Yaghoobzadeh worked in The Carlyle Group’s U.S. Buyout team. At Carlyle, Mr. Yaghoobzadeh focused on leverage buyout transactions in the communications and media, aerospace and defense, business services, and industrial sectors. Mr. Yaghoobzadeh worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette on merchant banking, restructuring, M&A, high yield and leveraged-loan transactions.

    Follow the money they say. Wall Street bankers, corporate raiders, and foreign money control our [s]elections. Vermont was sold out to the highest bidder with foreign money. Honest and fair? No! Bought and paid for is more accurate and factual. Disgraceful and corrupt to the core!

  3. I have a MUCH better idea! Do NOTHING with the ballot that was mailed to you (unless you requested it as an absentee ballot). Go to the polls and VOTE IN PERSON. It worked for 200+ years, and it will work now.

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