United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in Vermont

Primary Date
August 28, 2012

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At-Large District

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Vermont's At-Large Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 28, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Peter Welch Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Peter Welch Democratic Party
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Vermont U.S. House Elections
At-Large District

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Vermont took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Peter Welch was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 14, 2012
August 28, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Vermont has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.

Voter registration: Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by August 22, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 31, 2012.[2]

See also: Vermont elections, 2012

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was Peter Welch (D), who was first elected in 2006.

Vermont has a single At-Large Congressional District, which is made up of the entire state.

The state of Vermont's at-large Congressional district.

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the one Congressional seat from Vermont.

Members of the U.S. House from Vermont -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 1 1


The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democratic remained in control of the one congressional seat.[3]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

Vermont tied with Wyoming for having the least competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 0% of major party primaries having been contested (0 out of 2). The national average was 54.31%.

Vermont's one U.S. House incumbent sought re-election in 2012. He did not face a challenger in the primary. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Margin of victory for winners

There was a total of 1 seat up for election in 2012 in Vermont. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100%.

District Winner Margin of Victory Total Vote Top Opponent
Vermont, At-Large, District Democratic Party Peter Welch 48.7% 289,663 Mark Donka

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
At-large Democratic Party Peter Welch
Republican Party Mark Donka
Independent James Desrochers
Independent Andre LaFramboise
Independent Jane Newton
Peter Welch Democratic Party Peter Welch No

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.
General election candidates

Democratic Party Peter Welch Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Donka
Independent James Desrochers
Independent Andre LaFramboise
Independent Jane Newton


August 28, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independent Third Party candidates

See also

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