Community forum: Election fraud lie is still dividing us

We see it every day on social media, where a lie can be shared and spread rapidly, reaching thousands if not millions of people sometimes in a matter of minutes.

Editorial: Jim Condos leaves lasting legacy

Vermont Sec. of State Jim Condos, who announced Tuesday he would be retiring and not running for re-election this November, leaves his office in a far better position than when he took over 12 years ago.

Guest editorial: How you can help protect our democracy

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Over the past few weeks, I have given considerable thought to the message I want to convey to Vermonters on this important topic.

Condos outlines rules for early voting

MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos distilled his election guidance to three words Monday. “Seal, sign, and send!” he said in a statement announcing the start of the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election. All Vermonters can expect to receive … (read more)

Jim Condos: Your vote is your voice

This week’s writer is Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos I love voting. Going to the polling place to engage in the democratic process alongside family, friends, and neighbors is something I always look forward to. In fact, that is one of the reasons w … (read more)

Jim Condos: Government transparency is essential

This week’s writer is Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos.  Trust in government is at an all-time low. As you can see playing out before our eyes in the news today, integrity is at a premium in times of crisis. Truth and transparency are necessary to ef … (read more)

Guest editorial: Protecting access to public records

The start of the new year provides an opportunity to reflect and set out our intentions for the months ahead. This year, I am asking all legislators to join me in committing to protect and expand access for Vermonters who are seeking access to public reco … (read more)

Condos stresses transparency in local government

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos brought his “2019 transparency tour” to Middlebury on Tuesday, a biennial visit designed to drill town officials on the information they must share with the people who elect them and/or pay their salaries … (read more)

Opinion: Secretary of State says photos of records should be free

Vermonters shouldn’t have to pay for access to their government’s public records. Government transparency is far too important to be revoked by government agencies when they feel inconvenienced. Generous access to public records is rooted in the Vermont C … (read more)