Statewide primary election next Tuesday
VERMONT - Secretary of State Jim Condos recently reminded Vermonters that the statewide primary election is Tuesday, August 9, and encouraged voters to formulate their voting plan.
Vermonters can vote early or return an early ballot in person at their town clerk’s office any day before Election Day on Tuesday, August 9, during normal business hours. Secure drop boxes are available in many towns for voters to conveniently return their ballot packages.
The town clerk must have a voter’s ballot in hand by 7 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, August 9, for it to be counted.
Early voters are strongly encouraged to carefully follow all instructions included with their ballot, such as only voting one ballot of the three major party ballots they are given; placing their voted ballot in the “voted ballot” envelope and signing the certificate on the front; and placing the other two in the “unvoted ballots” envelope, which must be returned along with their voted ballot.
For the first time in a Vermont statewide election, voters who make an error will have an opportunity to fix that error with their town clerk.
Early voters should check the status of their returned ballot at https://mvp.vermont.gov or keep an eye out for correspondence from their clerk to know if they have a defective ballot that needs correcting.
All polling places will be open as usual on Tuesday, August 9. Polls will close at 7 pm.