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Vermont Sees Record Mail-In Voting

August 11, 2020

It’s primary day in Vermont for statewide office races, but there have already been many votes cast.

Vermont offered its voters the opportunity to cast votes by U.S. mail, and out of the roughly 490,000 registered voters in the state, more than 104,000 ballots had been returned as of Monday morning, August 10, according to New England Cable News. That means about 21 percent of registered voters voted before the Tuesday, August 11 primary.

The actual mail-in votes are significantly lower than the 152,000 mail-in ballots that had been requested in the race.

Even so, it represents a record for the most mail-in vote ballots cast in a Vermont election.

Additionally, to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Vermont has drive-thru voting locations open on primary day.

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