Rob Roper asserts our “wildly loose” interpretation of the residency requirement “does not reflect the spirit or the language of the statute.” I could not disagree more.
News Release — Secretary of State Jim Condos September 25, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey, 802-828-2148 www.sec.state.vt.us/ Montpelier, VT—Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to announce the start of his fourth biennial Transparency Tour. The tour will stop at 12 locations across the state to discuss transparency and open government, Vermont’s Public Records Act, and […]
This wildly loose interpretation of the residency requirement in practice means that there is no legal standard of residence for voting in Vermont.
News Release — Secretary of State Jim Condos August 17, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey, 802-828-2148 Montpelier, VT – After six months of implementation of Vermont’s Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) program, Secretary Condos announced voter registration updates and enrollment numbers today, crediting the success of Vermont’s AVR program to a strong partnership between the Secretary of […]
The secretary of state’s office says it is working with the AG’s office to find an exception in the Public Records Act that would let the state refuse the Election Integrity Commission’s request.
The Trump commission has asked for the personal information of voters as part of a probe into allegations of election fraud.
Since the 2010 Citizens United case, reform efforts have “come down to disclosure and transparency,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said.
Plymouth voters were supposed to weigh in on an Act 46 merger vote, but the election was shut down in the early afternoon. Jim Condos, the Secretary of State, says the town will have to hold another vote. “This is an odd situation and one that I cannot remember happening in my time as Secretary […]
Voters this week will consider everything from Burlington’s $19 million school improvement plan to Brattleboro’s proposed ban on plastic shopping bags.
A clerk had previously opened a ballot bag, which state law allows. But the rules for the recount said it would be called off if a bag had been “tampered with.”
Four people contacted the clerk in Burlington to report they were non-citizens who were incorrectly registered to vote.
Gov. Phil Scott has asked lawmakers to adopt a new date for school budget votes — May 23 — to give boards more time to level fund budgets.
They have formed a committee to look for ways to reduce confusion, boost compliance and suggest any needed changes to laws and rules. The goal is “not to replace Citizens United but to coexist with it.”
The key to our democracy is the public’s access to open and transparent government.