Transforming Vermont with Our Votes, Our Values, & Our Vision for the Future
As Vermonters, we are voting for...
On Sept. 25th, Pastor Josh Simon from First Congregational Church of Essex Junction is joined by Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman of Hinnesburg, VT to answer the questions from VIA's Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire.
On Oct. 19th, Rev. Joan Javier-Duval from Unitarian Church of Montpelier is joined by Mike Devost of Newport, VT to answer the questions from VIA's Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire.
As of today, of the 8 candidates running to be the next Governor of Vermont, 2 have completed both the questionnaire and the interview with VIA clergy, 1 has respectfully declined filling out the questionnaire and 5 are still waiting to be heard from.
As a Vermonter, I am voting my values by voting for... 1) The dignity of every person 2) The voice & rights of the most vulnerable 3) Thriving communities throughout Vermont 4) Respect for the earth and its resources
If you have moved since the last time you voted or will turn 18 by November 3rd or for any other reason need to register to vote, please do so here. You can also register on election day at your polling location. Remember you vote is your voice!
All registered voters in VT should have received an absentee ballot by Tuesday, September 7th. If you have not received one yet, please contact your Town/City Clerk. Return your ballot by mail or in person to your clerk's office before the close of polls at 7PM on November 3rd. If returning your ballot by mail, please allow at least 7-10 days for mail delivery.
The Secretary of State strongly encourages all Vermonters to mail your ballots no later than Sat. Oct. 24th to ensure that it makes it to your Town Clerk's office by the 7PM deadline on Nov. 3rd.
You may not necessarily want to vote in person this year but you also don't want to chance putting your ballot in the mail. What's the next best option? Using your Town/City's Dropbox to return your mail-in ballot. Our friends at VPIRG have put together a rather comprehensive Dropbox location guide that has every location in the state of Vermont.
Most polling sites across the state will also have the option for a socially distancing in person voting. Click here, to see your polling location and times. Remember that all polls close at 7:00PM.
Maybe it's your first time voting by mail...or maybe it's your first time voting ever! Either way, if you haven't done so before, this video from our friends at Rights & Democracy can help give simple instructions on what you need, how to fill-out, sign and send your ballot to ensure that your vote is counted. If you need assistance in a language other than English, please visit New American's in Vermont website for videos and more on how to vote in your community.
Once you have sent it by mail, you can check to make sure your Town Clerk received it by visiting the Secretary of State's My Voter Page.
Your vote is your voice! It is a way for you to help choose the people that will run our government. Who gets picked to run the government makes a big difference for people with disabilities and their families.
In Disability Rights Vermont's 2020 Voter’s Guide for People with Disabilities you will find information about your voting rights, how to register to vote, the different ways you can vote, and the offices to be elected in this year’s General Election, as well as many candidate statements! Every vote matters!