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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

It's Vermont Primary Day! Do You Know Who You're Voting For?

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:01 AM

It may be a quiet election season, but all of Vermont's top statewide offices are up for grabs. On the local level, several longtime leaders in the House and Senate are leaving their posts, opening up legislative seats around the state. Vermonters head to the polls for the primary today: Tuesday, August 14. Are you registered to vote? Do you know where to go on Election Day? The Vermont Secretary of State's Office offers a handy tool allowing you to double-check all the details.

Not registered yet? No problem. In Vermont, you can register online until the Friday before the election to make sure your name appears on the voter rolls, or fill out a paper application (PDF) at your polling place.

Once you've confirmed your polling place, make sure you know who'll be on your ballot. Dive into all our election coverage, or dig into our coverage from a specific race:

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This story was originally published on August 10, 2018.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Opinion
Walters: Ehlers Dances Around Gun Restrictions

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 2:01 PM

James Ehlers - JOHN WALTERS
  • John Walters
  • James Ehlers
On Thursday night, Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Ehlers expressed serious reservations about S.55, one of the three gun bills that became law in Vermont this year.

"There are elements of S.55 that aren't going to make things safer," he said, and added that the legislation puts "Vermonters in the position of feeling that they are breaking the law."

His words were very similar to those of Sen. John Rodgers (D-Essex/Orleans), a Democratic write-in candidate for governor and strong supporter of gun rights. "All we did was turn law-abiding citizens into criminals," Rodgers said in an August 2 debate sponsored by VTDigger.org and Burlington's Channel 17.

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