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Early voting for Vermont primaries starts Friday

Early voting in Vermont’s Primary election begins Friday.
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 11:44 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 8:27 AM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Early voting in Vermont’s primary election begins Friday.

Unlike the general election, you’ll need to request a mail-in ballot to vote early. You should have gotten a postcard from the Secretary of State’s Office that you can send back, but if not, you can request one online or at your town clerk’s office.

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says early voting is meant to encourage voter participation. While the number of people who take advantage is usually much smaller than in a general election, this year could be different.

“Although this year we don’t know. There are a lot of new names on the ballot. There’s a lot of competitive races up and down the ballot, so there could be enough interest to get people out to vote,” said Condos, D-Vt. Secretary of State.

Early voting ballots will need to be at local town clerks’ offices by August 9 at 7 p.m. Condos recommends if you’re mailing your ballot, send it out at least a week ahead of time.

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