Time To Vote

Have you ever walked into the voting booth and realized (too late) that you didn't prepare to vote in *all* the key races? Have you ever spent 2 years listening to the campaign for president but then not realize until election day that you don't know anything about... auditor?

Don't worry, no judgments, we've got you covered. Check out our Time To Vote series for a crash course on the offices and candidates appearing on your Vermont ballot on election day 2016.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

Photo illustration by Emily Alfin Johnson; Photo by Angela Evancie / VPR

The auditor of accounts is tasked with reviewing state programs to find waste and inefficiency and to hold government agencies accountable.

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With incumbent Bill Sorrell retiring, Vermont is getting its first new attorney general since 1997. Voters will decide who oversees law enforcement in Vermont, and who defends Vermont’s laws from legal challenges.


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The next governor will shape the future of health care, marijuana policy, social programs and taxes in Vermont, and the candidates don’t agree on much.

Photo Illustration by Emily Alfin Johnson / Photo by Angela Evancie / VPR

The lieutenant governor presides over and sets the agenda in the state senate and, when things don't go as planned, could become governor.

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Vermont’s secretary of state deals with issues of professional licensing, corporate regulations and open records laws. Perhaps this office is best known for running Vermont’s elections.

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Should Vermont divest from fossil fuels? Will today’s state employees get the retirement benefits they’ve been promised? Your vote will help determine who’s in charge of answering those questions.

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Two people want to go to the U.S. House of Representatives on Vermont’s behalf to try to get things done in Washington.

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The winner of this race joins Bernie Sanders in representing Vermonters for a six-year term in the U.S. Senate.