Voting Season

by Renee-Marie Smith

Today is primary election day in Vermont, so get to your local voting booth and make your voice heard! Here’s an article about some of the candidates, by WCAX.

Go Vote!

Vt. holds primary today


It’s primary election day in Vermont– the first time the election has been held in August. And with only a few races on the ballot, turnout is expected to be fairly light.

The race that has been the focus of the most attention is the Democratic contest for attorney general. Challenger T.J. Donovan cast his vote in Burlington this morning in his bid to knock off his party’s 15-year standard bearer, Bill Sorrell.

Sorrell took advantage of early voting to cast his ballot and got right to work with some roadside politicking.

Both candidates have busy days planned for meeting and greeting candidates. And both men like their chances of winning.

“I think it’ll all be turnout. That’s the huge question in any primary, but particularly an August primary in the so-called down ticket race. So the more voters who show up, the better my chances,” Sorrell said.

“I feel that there’s a lot of undecided in this race and they’re coming our way. So we feel very confident going into Election Day.” Donovan said. “We’re going to be everywhere, talking to voters and hopefully making sure that the people who support T.J. Donovan get out and vote.”

There is also a statewide contest on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate. John McGovern and Brooke Paige are vying for the nomination to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is heavily favored to win another term.

Secretary of State Jim Condos says not as many voters are expected to turn out this primary, which could tie with 2008 for record low turnout.

Article written by WCAX News

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