Early Voting Underway in Vermont


Vermonters can now start voting for their choice for president.

On Friday, Williston town clerk Deb Beckett was busier than usual.

“These are some of the requests that have come in this morning,” says Beckett.

She’s sending out ballots to registered voters at their request now that it’s September 23rd.

“It’s the official start of our early vote period, it’s 45 days before the election,” says Vermont Secretary of State, Jim Condos.

You can pick up a ballot directly at your town clerk’s office, request by phone or email, or go directly to the Vermont Secretary of State’s website.

“It’s really a matter of convenience,” says Condos.

Condos says the presidential race and competitive statewide races should draw plenty of Vermonters.

“I think the turnout should be good, typically it will be between 65 and 60 percent for a presidential year.”

More than a dozen registered voters cast their vote at the Williston Town Office by mid-afternoon.

Some ballots were sent out farther than you might expect.

“Quite a few to Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, England and Canada.”

Many of them were sent to students overseas.

The last day to request or receive an early ballot is November 7th, the day before Election Day.

But you’ll want to make sure you’re sure about your vote before sending in your ballot early.

“Once you vote and turn your ballot in, it’s done and you can’t change it so that’s the one caveat,” says Condos.

The deadline to register vote is Wednesday, November 2nd.

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