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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Seven Days Releases Primary Voters’ Guide in Advance of August 11 Election

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 5:23 PM

MARC NADEL
  • Marc Nadel
Burlington-based Seven Days newspaper has compiled a 24-page primary  voters’ guide; the special pull-out section is in the center of the July 22 issue that is on the streets.

The guide includes:
“This election season is unlike any we’ve ever experienced,” said Deputy Publisher Cathy Resmer. “Because of the coronavirus pandemic, voters have had fewer opportunities to get to know their candidates. And Vermonters have requested a record number of absentee ballots — more than 117,000 as of yesterday. It’s imperative that voters understand how the process works so they can be sure their votes will count.”

That’s why Seven Days created the Pandemic Primary Voters’ Guide, the paper’s first-ever election special section.

“It’s a natural extension of what we already do,” said Resmer. “Our reporters cover elections and legislative issues, and help Vermonters understand what’s happening in their communities.”

This is a critical time for news organizations to step up their efforts if they can, she added. “It’s easier than it’s ever been to create and share false and misleading information online, especially through social media. Seven Days has editors and fact checkers proofreading and verifying the information we publish — and an award-winning design team that makes it visually appealing. That’s what sets us apart.”

“Voters need access to trusted local journalism,” she said. “Our democracy depends on it.”

Pick up the guide before July 29 at locations throughout northern and central Vermont, or find it online at sevendaysvt.com/pandemic-primary.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became the publication's first online editor in 2007.

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