Letter to the editor: It’s time to lower the voting age to 16

I am a grandmother and concerned about the future of democracy for the benefit of my grandchildren and others. I believe we need to lower the voting age to 16.

High schools to hold voter registration drives

Addison County’s three public high schools have always sought to prepare students for the privileges and challenges of adulthood. And later this month, students on the cusp of their 18th birthday will be given a pathway to one of the most important rites … (read more)

Editorial: Internet voting: Good idea, but the risk is still too great

As a Vermont state legislator, one of the most satisfying parts of the job is to craft legislation that solves a problem for a particular group of constituents. 

Vote early by October 31

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos encourages Vermonters who plan to vote early by mail in the Nov. 8 General Election to mail their ballots no later than Oct. 31, to ensure adequate time for their mailed ballot to reach the Town Clerk.

Time to make a voting plan

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is encouraging Vermonters to make their voting plan for the Nov.8 Vermont General Election.

College lauded for 2020 voter turnout

It was about two weeks before the 2020 election when Middlebury College student Isabelle Hartnett realized the work she and her classmates were doing to boost voting engagement on campus was paying off.

Local math whiz helps redraw Vt. voting map

LINCOLN —  With the goal of adhering to a “one-person, one vote” standard, the decennial reapportionment of legislative districts is “largely a mathematical exercise,” according to the Vermont Secretary of State’s website.If that’s the case, Lincoln’s Jea … (read more)

Eric Davis: GOP taking aim at voting rights

Last Friday marked the 56th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This legislation was passed less than five months after “Bloody Sunday,” the attack by Alabama state troopers on John Lewis and other voting ri … (read more)

Guest editorial: Vermont’s civic future is at risk

As Vermonters, we are fortunate to have a state government that believes voting is a right, not a privilege. One that takes seriously the Constitutional command to carefully protect the right to vote; the right from which all other rights flow.Online vote … (read more)

Eric Davis: Voting will be more complex in March

More than 260,000 Vermonters voted early this year, by returning the absentee ballots they were mailed in late September and early October. With General Election ballots mailed to all voters, and with town and city clerks allowed to begin processing those … (read more)

Monkton adds office hours to help those who didn’t receive mailed ballots

MONKTON — The Monkton Town Office will be open on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist voters who may not have received their election ballots in the mail. According to an announcement sent out by the town Friday afternoon, a large volume o … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Effort seeks to ensure that all votes are counted

This is an open letter to our elected and candidate state representatives and senators in Addison County regarding an ongoing initiative called “Sign the Pledge: Count Every Vote Vermont.”  The President of the United States has hinted that he may not acc … (read more)

2020 Voters’ Guide: Who is running in Addison County

ADDISON COUNTY — All Vermont residents who are registered to vote were sent a ballot by Oct. 1, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not received one in the mail contact your town clerk. Vermonters may mail in their ballots, return them in a secu … (read more)

Many in county have already voted

ADDISON COUNTY — In a normal election year dozens — sometimes scores — of absentee ballots come into town clerks’ offices around Addison County before the main event, Election Day — when voters stream into the polls to make their voices heard in person. 2 … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Help to change the U.S. Senate

If you are looking for ways to participate in the democratic process before Election Day, consider joining nearly 200 of your friends and neighbors who are writing postcards, making calls, sending texts, and organizing to support the Biden-Harris ticket a … (read more)