Remember to Vote in the Primary

Tomorrow is Vermont’s Primary Election Day! If you haven’t already voted early, please make a plan to vote tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9th, in-person at your town’s polling place. This year’s Primary features a slew of important races for statewide offices and many state legislative seats.

Most significantly, Vermont has the opportunity to finally elect a woman to represent us in Congress. I have endorsed Becca Balint for U.S. Congress. You can read my endorsement of Becca here — I hope you’ll join me in voting for Becca. For information about other candidates or races, you can check out the Addison Independent Primary Election Voter Guide, Seven Days Primary Voter Guide, or VTDigger’s Election Guide ’22. I’m also on the ballot for re-election — I don’t have a primary challenger, but of course would love your vote!

Vermont has same-day voter registration, so if you’re not yet registered, you can register and vote at the same time. For more information about how and where to vote, check out Vermont’s My Voter Page which is “your primary online resource for all election information unique to you.”

Finally, this past legislative session ended with many legislators retiring and the state legislative districts redrawn to account for population changes after the 2020 U.S. Census, so you may see new names on your ballot. Voters in Rochester will now see me (and Chris Bray) on the ballot for state senate because Rochester was added to the two-seat Addison Senate District. Read my recent blog post about welcoming Rochester to the Addison District.

Use your right to vote and make your voice heard! Bring a friend or a neighbor to the polls with you too (I brought my daughter to vote early in her very first Primary Election). Thanks for voting and for doing your part to help keep our democracy strong. Be well and stay cool.

Note: The photo above is of me, Becca Balint, and Middlebury’s Rep. Robin Scheu at a meet-and-greet party for Becca at my home last month.