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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: The 2022 Primary Election Voters' Guide

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: The 2022 Primary Election Voters' Guide

Superheroes are everywhere these days. Maybe Americans, beset by political divisions, are looking for someone to save them? Rather than waiting for heroes, we Vermonters can take action to preserve democracy ourselves by voting in the action-packed August 9 primary elections. Numerous Vermont officeholders are stepping down, including well-known Batman fan, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

Ballot Basics: 10 Things You Should Know About Voting in Vermont

First time voting in Vermont? Good news: You're in a state that makes it easy. Here's a top 10 list that will help you participate in the primary elections on August 9.

A List of 2022 Primary Debates

There's no substitute for hearing candidates respond to tough questions in their own words. Fortunately there are a lot of opportunities to see and hear from those running for statewide office this primary season.

Law and Order: 2022 Primary Races for State's Attorney and Sheriff

Probate judges, assistant judges, sheriffs, high bailiffs and state's attorneys are on the ballot this year. Some of those races are competitive, including the Democratic primaries for state's attorney in Addison, Chittenden and Washington counties.

Redrawing the Map: How Redistricting Will Affect Your Vote in 2022

Every 10 years, Vermont redraws its state House and Senate districts based on population data from the U.S. Census and 2022 is one of those once-in-a-decade years. Starting with this summer's primary election, some voters will see changes to their ballots.

Q&A: Candidates for U.S. Senator

Unlike U.S. House members, who serve two-year terms, senators serve for six years — longer even than the president. The U.S. Senate's longest serving member, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), is retiring after nearly a half century of service. Three Democrats and three Republicans are competing to be their party's Senate candidate in the November general election.

Q&A: Candidates for Representative to Congress

Vermont's lone Congressional seat is currently occupied by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who's running for the U.S. Senate. Hoping to fill Welch's House seat for the next two years are four Democrats and three Republicans. They're competing in the primary for the chance to represent their parties in the general election in November.

Q&A: Republican Candidates for Governor

Q&A: Democratic Candidates for Attorney General

The attorney general is Vermont's lawyer and represents the state in civil and criminal proceedings. The AG's office handles cases including criminal offenses, civil rights violations, consumer protection and environmental matters. Democrat T.J. Donovan stepped down earlier this month to take another job. Two Democrats are vying for the chance to face a Republican and a Progressive in November.

Q&A: Democratic Candidates for Secretary of State

The Secretary of State's Office manages trademarks, professional licensing and regulation of business services including data brokers, telemarketers and amusement ride operators. It's also responsible for overseeing Vermont elections. The current secretary of state, Democrat Jim Condos, is retiring. Three Democrats are vying for the opportunity to represent the party in November's general election.

2022 Vermont Primary — List of All Candidates

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