Going into the primary, Vermonters are focused on the issues of the economy, taxes, and the opioid epidemic. Here’s the 411 on Vermont’s primary.
Vermont has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, August 14. If you’re a voter in Vermont, all the resources you need to vote are listed here; if you’re not in the state, consider sharing this post with friends or on social media to increase awareness and turnout!
Vermont Voter Resources
Confirm your voter registration: https://iwillvote.com/
Info for overseas/military voters here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here
Absentee voting info here
Vermont Politics: A Snapshot
• 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
• 1 House Representative is up for re-election
• Voted +25 for Clinton in 2016
• Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
>>> Governor (R)
>>> State Senate 21 (D) – 7 (R) – 2 (P)
>>> State House 83 (D) – 53 (R) – 7 (I) – 7 (P)
The sitting governor, Phil Scott (R), is seeking re-election. The Democrats running in the primary are:
The incumbent Senator, Bernie Sanders, is running for re-election as an Independent in the Democratic primary. Folasade Adeluola is also running in the primary.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Vermont’s at-large U.S. Representative is rated a D+15 seat, making it fairly safe for the Democrats. Incumbent Peter Welch is running for re-election; he is facing Daniel Freilich and Ben Mitchell in the Democratic primary.
All 30 seats in the Senate are up for re-election this year. A list of the districts with re-elections and the candidates running for those seats can be found here.
All 150 seats in the House are up for re-election this year. A list of the candidates running for the House can be found here.
NOTE: If you’re unsure which state district you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.
A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Vermont Elections 2018. You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the Vermont Democrats.