The Green Papers: Vermont 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 14 August 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Thursday 31 May 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Thursday 9 August 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 14 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 5:00a-7:00p EDT (0900-2300 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 5:00a-7:00p EST (1000-0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:630,337 (0.20% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Montpelier
 

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Vermont State and Local Government


The primary is used to select nominees for the Democratic, Green Mountain, Progressive, and Republican parties. The Green Mountain Party is not affiliated with any other party.

If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Treasurer, the state Legislature chooses the next incumbent.

CHAPTER II, Section 47, paragraph 3 of the CONSTITUTION OF VERMONT reads as follows: "If, at any time, there shall be no election, of Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Treasurer, of the State, the Senate and House of Representatives shall by a joint ballot, elect to fill the office, not filled as aforesaid, one of the three candidates for such office (if there be so many) for whom the greatest number of votes shall have been returned."

2018 Election Resources from the Vermont Secretary of State.


14 August Primary.
Returns from the Vermont Secretary of State.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

6 November 2018 General Election.
Certified graphical and PDF returns from the Vermont Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Independent Senator  Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006 (ran as a Democrat in the primary and as an Independent in the General Election); re-elected as an Independent: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (9, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Independent 183,649 66.01% Senator  Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
Did not accept the Democratic or Progressive Party nominations.

FEC S4VT00033; 26 Nov 18; Tot $10,180,900; Dsb $5,198,028
  Candidate Republican 74,815 26.89% Lawrence Zupan
FEC S8VT00141; 26 Nov 18; Tot $167,602; Dsb $170,507
  Candidate Scattering 5,389 1.94% Blank Votes
  Candidate Independent 3,665 1.32% Brad Joseph Peacock
FEC S8VT00158; 26 Nov 18; Tot $9,114; Dsb $9,038
  Candidate Independent 2,763 0.99% Russell Beste
  Candidate Independent 2,244 0.81% Edward S. Gilbert, Jr.
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic) 1,979 0.71% Folasade Adeluola
14 August 2018: Lost the Democratic nomination.

FEC S8VT00117
  Candidate Liberty Union 1,171 0.42% Reid Kane
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic) 1,130 0.41% Jon Svitavsky
FEC S8VT00133
  Candidate Independent 914 0.33% Bruce Busa
  Candidate Scattering 294 0.11% Total Write-ins
  Candidate Scattering 217 0.08% Overvotes
Total 278,230 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Patrick J. Leahy
First elected: 1974; re-elected: 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Phil Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (7, 4 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 151,261 54.37% Governor  Phil Scott
  Candidate Democratic 110,335 39.66% Christine Hallquist
  Candidate Scattering 4,038 1.45% Blank Votes
  Candidate Independent 3,266 1.17% Trevor Barlow
  Candidate Independent 2,287 0.82% Charles "Chuck" Laramie
  Candidate Independent; (Marijuana) 2,129 0.77% Cris Ericson
  Candidate Earth Rights 1,855 0.67% Stephen Marx
  Candidate Liberty Union 1,839 0.66% Emily "Em" Peyton
  Candidate Scattering 1,115 0.40% Total Write-ins
  Candidate Scattering 105 0.04% Overvotes
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     state Senator  John Rodgers
Total 278,230 100.00%  
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.

Lieutenant Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic; Progressive Lieutenant Governor  David Zuckerman
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic; Progressive 158,530 56.98% Lieutenant Governor  David Zuckerman
  Candidate Republican 108,417 38.97% state Represetative  Donald H. "Don" Turner, Jr.
  Candidate Scattering 6,901 2.48% Blank Votes
  Candidate Liberty Union 4,108 1.48% V. Murray Ngoima
  Candidate Scattering 240 0.09% Total Write-ins
  Candidate Scattering 34 0.01% Overvotes
Total 278,230 100.00%  
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Lieutenant Governor.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Peter F. Welch
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 3 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 188,547 67.77% Congressman  Peter F. Welch
FEC H6VT00160; 26 Nov 18; Tot $858,666; Dsb $653,014
  Candidate Republican 70,705 25.41% Natasha Anya "Anya" Tynio
FEC H8VT01065; 26 Nov 18; Tot $10,980; Dsb $10,594
  Candidate Independent; (Marijuana) 9,110 3.27% Cris Ericson
FEC H8VT00141
  Candidate Scattering 5,542 1.99% Blank Votes
  Candidate Liberty Union 3,924 1.41% Laura S. Potter
  Candidate Scattering 237 0.09% Overvotes
  Candidate Scattering 165 0.06% Total Write-ins
Total 278,230 100.00%  

Secretary of State  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  James C. "Jim" Condos
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2014, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 178,863 64.29% Secretary of State  James C. "Jim" Condos
  Candidate Republican 79,035 28.41% H. Brooke Paige
Filed for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, and Attorney General.
  Candidate Scattering 10,455 3.76% Blank Votes
  Candidate Liberty Union 9,706 3.49% Mary Alice Hebert
  Candidate Scattering 108 0.04% Total Write-ins
  Candidate Scattering 63 0.02% Overvotes
Total 278,230 100.00%  

Attorney General  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  T.J. Donovan
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 187,093 67.24% Attorney General  T.J. Donovan
  Candidate Republican 70,226 25.24% Janssen Willhoit
  Candidate Scattering 11,113 3.99% Blank Votes
  Candidate Liberty Union 9,536 3.43% Rosemarie Jackowski
  Candidate Scattering 166 0.06% Total Write-ins
  Candidate Scattering 96 0.03% Overvotes
Total 278,230 100.00%  

Treasurer  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer  Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
Appointed 20 December 2010 re: resignation of Jeb Spaulding; first elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 179,451 64.50% Treasurer  Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce
  Candidate Republican 85,824 30.85% Richard "Rick" Morton
  Candidate Scattering 12,752 4.58% Blank Votes
  Candidate Scattering 161 0.06% Total Write-ins
  Candidate Scattering 42 0.02% Overvotes
Total 278,230 100.00%  
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next State Treasurer.

Auditor of Accounts  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor  Doug Hoffer
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic; Progressive 160,291 57.61% Auditor  Doug Hoffer
  Candidate Republican 88,021 31.64% Richard "Rick" Kenyon
  Candidate Scattering 18,451 6.63% Blank Votes
  Candidate Liberty Union 10,947 3.93% Marina Brown
  Candidate Scattering 404 0.15% Overvotes
  Candidate Scattering 116 0.04% Total Write-ins
Total 278,230 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 incumbents, 1 candidate
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Earth Rights: 1 candidate
  Green Mountain
  Justice Party
  Liberty Union: 7 candidates
  Marijuana: 2 candidates
  Progressive: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 11 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 24 candidates
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the State of Vermont
Election Authority
  Vermont Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  State of Vermont Legislature
  Vermont Statutes Online
Democratic
  The Vermont Democratic Party
Republican
  Vermont Republican Party
  Vermont Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Mountain Party
  Green Party of Vermont
  Justice Party of Vermont
  Liberty Union Party
  Second Vermont Republic
  Vermont Libertarian Party
  Vermont Progressive Party
  Vermont Right to Life Committee
Media & others
  Bennington Banner
  Brattleboro Reformer
  Burlington Free Press
  News & Citizen - Morrisville
  Politics1.com - Vermont
  Rutland Herald
  The Addison County Independent
  The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
  The Deerfield Valley News - West Dover
  The Stowe Reporter
  Valley News - White River Junction
  Valley Reporter - Waitsfield
  Vermont Cynic (UVM)
  Vermont Public Radio
  Vermont Public Television
  VTDigger - Montpelier
  WCAX TV - CBS - Burlington
  Williston Observer
  WVNY TV - ABC - Burlington - Plattsburgh

 


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