What you need to know to vote in Vermont’s general election

A sign welcomes voters to the Brattleboro polls. Photo by Kevin O’Connor/VTDigger

Vermont’s general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, but ballots are already landing in Vermonters’ mailboxes. VTDigger’s updated 2022 Election Guide is designed to help you understand the voting process and explore who — and what — is on the ballot this year.

Our how-to-vote guide explains voter registration, early and mail-in voting, Election Day procedures and accessible voting. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, all active registered voters should receive a ballot in the mail by Oct. 10. (If you don’t see one by that date, contact your town or city clerk.) You can complete that ballot and return it by mail, drop it off at your town or city clerk’s office, or bring it to your polling place on Election Day.

More than 100 candidates for statewide or legislative office have completed a survey, based on questions from VTDigger readers, about the issues facing Vermonters. Find their responses in our candidate directory.

Not sure where to begin with the many candidates for Vermont House and Senate? Confused about whether your district lines may have changed this year? Punch your address into our lookup tool to find out who’s on the ballot in your district — then, head to their profiles to learn more.

This year, ballots also include two questions about proposed amendments to the state constitution. Proposal 2, also known as Article 1, is the result of an effort to clarify and remove exemptions to Vermont’s constitutional ban on slavery. Proposal 5, also known as Article 22, is aimed at ensuring reproductive rights in the state. Read the full text of each proposed amendment, and learn more about the process for amending Vermont’s constitution.

The guide also includes video and recaps from VTDigger’s 2022 Digger Debate series, as well as the latest campaign finance data for statewide candidates.

We plan to update the guide with more features, candidate survey responses, debates and campaign finance data as Election Day approaches. Let us know what features you want to see at election2022@vtdigger.org.

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