Write-In Campaigns Highlight Primary Day

Aug 26, 2014

Primary voters head to polls today to decide which candidates will represent Vermont’s three major parties in the general election in November. Two write-in candidacies have created some electoral intrigue this year.

The Republican gubernatorial primary pits three GOP candidates against a Libertarian who hopes to win the nomination with a write-in bid.

Republican Scott Milne has support from many high-profile members of the party, including former Gov. James Douglas.

But Libertarian and write-in candidate Dan Feliciano has adopted an anti-single-payer platform that he hopes will play well with the Republican base.

In another closely watched write-in campaign, Progressive Party candidate for lieutenant governor Dean Corren will look to win the Democratic nomination. He’s the only candidate actively campaigning for the nod, and would appear on November’s ballots as both a Democrat and a Progressive if he wins.

In Windham County, four Democrats are vying for two spots on the general election ballot for state senate. And voters in a handful of districts across the state will see Republican and Democratic primaries for seats in the Vermont House of Representatives.

Voters are allowed to vote in whichever party’s primary they choose, but can vote in only one.

Polls are open until 7 p.m.