Scott allows vote-by-mail to become law, asks lawmakers for fix

Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 5:28 PM EDT
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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday he's allowing a bill to allow mail in voting during the November presidential to become law without his signature.

Scott said there appeared to be a technical problem with the law that creates an ambiguity in how the Secretary of State deals with ballot returns.

“This is particularly concerning in light of the concerns expressed by many regarding the return process for ballots mailed to all Vermonters," the Republican governor wrote.

Scott said he hoped the Legislature would fix the problem when lawmakers return in August to deal with economic issues.

Under the new law all voters will receive ballots in the mail and they can return them by mail, take them to their local town or city clerk or bring the ballot to their polling place on Election Day.

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