These politicians know that inexperienced, developing, often confused young people are more prone to peer pressure, are more likely to do stupid things, and care less about future consequences that they can be easily manipulated. And manipulate them is what they intend to do.
Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday threatened to veto the Brattleboro charter change allowing 16-year-olds to vote in local elections.
Will Senning, director of elections and campaign finance for the Secretary of State’s Office, clarified that this bill would require ranked choice voting for the 2028 presidential election regardless of what the study committee comes up with.
A bill that passed in the House of Representatives early this month and sits in the Senate Committee on Government Operations would allow submission of electronic ballots over an online portal as a method to further expand voter access.
Reconvening the committee, which has not actively met for over a decade, was a priority for the secretary as she settles into her first term in office.
“So, it’s with mixed emotions that you think, ‘Well, am I taking land away that could be used to house somebody?’” Tony Hall asked rhetorically as he left the polls. “On the other hand, we need to have open spaces … for our life.”
With a second drive-up voting booth set up outside the town garage and town office, Duxbury voters cast their ballots from their vehicles on Town Meeting Day with all items passing handily.
“We are really focused on the integrity of elections, making sure that voters know how to be registered and how to cast their ballot and make sure elections are safe, secure and accessible,” Copeland Hanzas said.
Everyone deserves to be treated the same. If we are to be inclusive, we must follow procedural due process to ensure there are no double standards.
The Republican National Committee (RNC), Vermont Republican Party (VTGOP), and two concerned Vermont residents filed suit in Vermont Superior Court against the City of Winooski for allowing noncitizens to vote in its school board and budget elections.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano, D-Stannard, said he drafted the bill after years of hearing comments about lacking attendance for Town Meeting Day and other elections.
Burlington residents are out deciding six initiatives put to them on Town Meeting Day, including such hot-button topics as a citizen-led police oversight board and allowing voters to draft their own ordinances to put on the ballot.