The Green Papers: Vermont 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 11 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Thursday 28 May 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Thursday 6 August 2020 - Filing Deadliine - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 11 August 2020 - 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.
Monday 17 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Party Committee (in lieu of primary).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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

Vermont 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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."

Offices to Be Elected in 2020 from the Vermont Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Independent Senator  Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
First elected: 2006 (ran as a Democrat in the primary and as an Independent in the General Election); re-elected as an Independent: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

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: 2018, 2020. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Phil Scott
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe
  Candidate Republican     John Klar
 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: 2018, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor  David Zuckerman
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Lieutenant Governor.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Peter F. Welch
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Peter F. Welch
FEC H6VT00160; 30 Sep 19; Tot $208,155; Dsb $124,885
  Candidate Independent; (Marijuana)     Cris Ericson
FEC H8VT00141

Secretary of State  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  James C. "Jim" Condos
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  T.J. Donovan
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Treasurer  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer  Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce
Appointed 20 December 2010 re: resignation of Jeb Spaulding; first elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 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: 2018, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor  Doug Hoffer
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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): 7 incumbents, 2 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
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
  Green Mountain
  Justice Party
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana: 1 candidate
  Progressive
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 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
  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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