Vermont Primary Election August 14

While it may seem like the lazy hazy days of summer, it is important to note that Tuesday, August 14 is primary election day in Vermont. If you can’t make it to the voting booth on the 14th or would prefer to vote early, you can request a ballot from your town clerk anytime your town office is open before the 14th.
 
While typically turnouts are not high for the summer primary, the results of contested races do matter. The primary winners plus any independents will be the names on the November ballot.
 
On the Republican side, Governor Phil Scott will be seeking the nomination for a new term as Governor against challenger Keith Stern. Also, in Rutland County, there are five candidates for the three Republican nominatees for the state senate, including incumbents Brian Collamore and Dave Soucy along with challengers Jim McNeil, Ed Larson and Terry Williams. In Windsor County, there are three names for the three county senate positions (Randy Gray, Wayne Townsend and Jack Williams). There is also a closely watched race for Rutland County Probate Judge between Karl Anderson and Nicole McPhee.   
 
On the Democratic side, there are four candidates for Governor, James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn. Ethan may be the youngest person to wage a campaign for Vermont Governor at only 14. Absent on the Democratic side is any candidates for the Rutland County Senate. In Windsor County, there are three names (incumbents Allison Clarkson, Alice Nitka and Dick McCormack) for the three county senate positions.
 
Both major parties have multiple candidates challenging US Senator Sanders and Congressman Welch.
 
Bridgewater Sample Ballots
Chittenden, Killington & Mendon Sample Ballots
 
August 14 Voting Places and Hours
Bridgewater Town Office, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Chittenden Town Office, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Killington Town Office, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Mendon Town Office, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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