Secretary of State Jim Condos on Monday issued a directive to mail ballots to every active registered voter for the general election, but some critics say the move will let ballots end up in the wrong hands, and make it nearly impossible to verify who’s voting.
Nearly 50% of American voters believe mail-in voting is likely to result in significant fraud as officials search for ways to secure the electoral system amid a]the coronavirus pandemic, a Washington Post/ABC poll published Sunday found.
In the 25th episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses controversial vote-by-mail elections with Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and former state Rep. Paul Dame.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed voter fraud charges Thursday against two Paterson city officials who allegedly engaged in a mail-in ballot scheme in connection to a special election in May.
The General Assembly passed a bill that would take the governor out of the decision to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters, but some town clerks say a universal vote-by-mail system in Vermont is a bad idea.
At his press conference Wednesday, Gov. Phil Scott left the door open — but only just a tiny crack — for a veto of S.348, universal voting by mail.
The Brennan Center for Justice, Priorities USA, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are three of the groups that, with an eye toward the November elections, are calling on government officials to make it easier to vote by mail.
During a debate over mail-in voting Wednesday, the chair of the House Committee on Government Operations said Vermont law does not prohibit ballot harvesting, a controversial practice in which third parties collect and submit ballots on behalf of others during an election.
These two cases demonstrate the bipartisan nature of election fraud. As such, it’s important that voters and election officials come together to take reasonable steps to protect the integrity of the elections that are fundamental to self-government.
Confusion over mail-in ballots caused voting in the Washington, D.C., primary to stretch late into the night Tuesday. The District’s primary election, plagued by complaints from voters who said they never received mail-in ballots, comes amid debate over the security and efficiency of voting by mail.
After a while, the big stories ignored by Vermont media and elected officials pile up so high that anyone with eyes can see them. Unless, of course, they are studiously looking in the other direction. Here are five.