The Green Papers: State and Local Government
Copyright Vermont
Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 2-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Census:609,890 (0.22% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:630,337 (0.20% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Vermont
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Vermont declared itself an independent Republic prior to Statehood (specifically, on 17 January 1777 as "New Connecticut"; the name "Vermont" was first utilized in the nascent State's 1st Constitution drafted in July 1777 and formally ratified the following March): however its territory was claimed by the State of New York; only when New York was induced to renounce its claim in exchange for financial remuneration (an agreement formally accepted by both jurisdictions as of 28 October 1790) was Statehood possible
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 4 March 1791 by an Act of Congress of 18 February 1791 (1 Stat. 191) recognizing a State government already formed
  The 14th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Region: New England
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act: [Vermont never had an Enabling Act prior to Statehood]
1st (1777-1786) [Adopted: 8 July 1777 Convention convened, 2 July 1777, Ratified: March 1778 not submitted to the People: accepted by the General Assembly on this date]
2nd (1786-1793) [Adopted: 4 July 1786 Convention convened, 29 June 1786, Ratified: March 1787 not submitted to the People: accepted by the General Assembly on this date]
3rd (1793-) [Adopted: 9 July 1793 Convention convened, 3 July 1793, Ratified: 1793 not submitted to the People]

Executive Branch   All States
Chief Executive
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected separately from GOVERNOR]
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2021 Office holders
  Governor: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022. Term Limit: None
  Lieutenant Governor: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022
  Secretary of State: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022
  Attorney General: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022
  Treasurer: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022
  Auditor of Accounts: 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022

Legislative Branch   All States
Upper House
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court

Local Government
  county [Type: Weak, Executive and Legislative: Assistant ["Side"] Judges [of Superior Court]]
   TOWN [Type: Very Strong, Executive: Board of Selectmen (more generally known as a 'Selectboard'), Legislative: TOWN MEETING]
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
    Vermont Civil Divisions and Municipalities

Statutory Election Information   All States
General Election   All States
  ... on the first Tuesday next after the first Monday of November ...
[Constitution of the State of Vermont. Chapter II. § 43. and § 44.]
Presidential Primary   All States
  1st Tuesday in March of Presidential Election years
[VT Statutes 2701]
State Primary   All States
  (--2010) 2d Tuesday in September of even-numbered years
[Vt. Statutes 17 § 2351]
  (2010-2014) fourth Tuesday in August in each even-numbered year [17 V.S.A. § 2351]
  (2016--) second Tuesday in August in each even-numbered year [17 V.S.A. § 2351]
Polling times   All States
  ... the polls shall open no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. as set by the board of civil authority in each town unless the board of civil authority has elected to open the polls earlier than 6:00 a.m. as provided in section 2494 of this title. The polls in all polling places shall close at 7:00 p.m. [17 V.S.A. § 2561]

Links  Links to other web sites
Constitution    All States
  Constitution of the State of Vermont
Election Authority
  Vermont Secretary of State
Legislature    All States
  State of Vermont Legislature
  Vermont Statutes Online
  The Vermont Democratic Party
  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 - 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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