The town of Bennington, one of Vermont’s oldest and most historic places, deserves better than to have only 6 percent of its registered voters come out to vote. I hope that we are not ready to have the pallbearers of the casket of democracy be the lobbyists, bureaucrats and politicians.
Democrats, with the aid of Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder, were expecting to better themselves in upcoming mid-terms and in 2020 by changing the way maps districts are redrawn.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt defeated over half a dozen candidates to win the Republican primary for governor of Nevada in a landslide victory Tuesday night.
Voters who do not cast a ballot during a full federal election cycle are sent a mailer confirming they are still residents of Ohio who wish to remain registered voters. If the mailer is not returned, and if the individual does not vote for the next four years, they are removed from state rolls.
Vermont Republican state candidate H. Brooke Paige is no stranger to the party faithful — but he is rather unconventional.
If Christine Hallquist wins the Democratic primary on Aug. 14 she will become the country’s first transgender gubernatorial candidate to represent a major party on the ballot. The Democrat supports universal healthcare, a taxed and regulated marijuana market and a $15 minimum wage.
Brenda Siegel, executive director and founder of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival and a long-time political activist, recently announced she was throwing her hat in the ring as a Democratic candidate to replace the current governor, Republican Phil Scott.
Three candidates will compete in the race for the Bennington-4 District of the Vermont Legislature — representing the towns of Manchester, Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate — though only two will be elected to office.
Aside from Ethan Sonneborn, a 13-year-old Bristol student running for governor, Alex Farrell is Vermont’s youngest political candidate to announce a bid for elected office. The 25-year-old Burlington resident is running for state Senate as a Republican in deeply Democratic Chittenden County.
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos waded into election integrity issues Tuesday, announcing his fears that a section of a bill moving through Congress could lead to the policing of polling places by armed Secret Service agents.
Voters in Pownal elected Bob Jarvis to a three-year Selectboard term Tuesday following the candidate’s campaign for personal liberty, property rights, local control, government transparency and a job-friendly business climate — a platform he said would serve to “take back Pownal.”