Vermont

The Green Mountain State

Motto:
Freedom and Unity and Stella quarta decima fulgeat (May the 14th star shine bright)


Constitution

280,455 absentee ballots were cast in Vermont’s 2020 election cycle. Overall 370,968 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 73.27%. The state swung heavily for President Joe Biden, who won its 3 electoral votes with 65.46% of the popular vote. Vermont has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1992.

Vermont has a bicameral legislature with 30 senators and 150 representatives. The legislative sessions are held annually from January to May, and Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 2004. Vermont’s governor, Phil Scott (R), is eligible for re-election in 2022.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo Change SB15 - Page 9

PASSED


Absentee ballots automatically mailed to all registered voters.
Deadline5:00 PM on the day before the election.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Vermont averages a 27% rating, reflecting its more left leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.

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