Time to Vote!

It’s time to VOTE! This past week the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office began mailing ballots to every active registered voter in Vermont. As long as your voting address has not been contested and you’re registered to vote, you should get a ballot in the mail soon. You can mail the ballot back, return it in person at your town clerk’s office, or wait to vote in person on Election Day. Check with your own town clerk about early voting and how to return ballots in person. Be sure to follow all of the instructions on how to return your ballot correctly so your vote will be counted!

If you’re not registered to vote, you can register now and request an early ballot, or register and vote in person on Election Day. Anyone who has not already voted can vote safely in person on Election Day. Put on your favorite mask, wash your hands, and go vote! For more details about voting, be sure to visit the Vermont Secretary of State’s Elections website.

Beginning this week, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting three candidate forums for Vermont Senate and House candidates. The Forums will take place remotely on each of the next three Wednesdays. You can register to watch live, submit questions, and get more information on the Chamber’s Legislative Candidate Forums website.  I’d love to have my supporters watching!

Also starting this week, my campaign and the Addison County Democrats will be hosting regular get-out-the-vote phone banking evenings. These will also be virtual so you can participate from the comfort and safety of your own home. Finally, we’ve been working to get yard signs out around the district, so please let me know if you’d like one and we can make arrangements to get it to you. And, if you have one from 2018, please put it out now! You can fill out this form to request a yard sign or volunteer to make campaign phone calls, or just reply to this email. Thanks for all of your help and support!

Finally, this past week provided so many reminders of just how important it is to support strong Democratic candidates and vote in 2020. Nationally, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of my heroes, underscored how the results of the national election could steer the course of our country for decades to come. In Vermont, the Legislature’s successful override of the Governor’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act means that our state will finally work to create an accountable plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and do our part to fight climate change. Locally, a special election in Vergennes to replace four city councilors who resigned this past summer resulted in a tie vote and yet another special election. Every vote counts – spread the word far and wide!

Thank you for your support. Stay safe and well.