Vermont elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Vermont
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Vermont
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Vermont

The state of Vermont held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Vermont
Filing deadline for all candidates June 12, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election August 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date August 26, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 29, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Vermont in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (0 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Unscheduled electiond
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Vermont

Vermont State Legislature


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014 and Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber.

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Vermont
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Vermont

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Vermont, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Vermont took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 12, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Vermont is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by 5 p.m. on August 26, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 29, 2014.[4]

See also: Vermont elections, 2014

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.

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 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 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 1 1

List of candidates by district


General election candidates


August 26, 2014, Republican primary results


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State executive official elections in Vermont

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See also: Vermont state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Vermont
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Six state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Vermont.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Vermont:

List of candidates by office

Governor


General election

Democratic Party Peter Shumlin - Incumbent
Republican Party Scott Milne[11]
Independent Pete Diamondstone - Liberty Union Party candidate[11]
Libertarian Party Dan Feliciano - Libertarian Party[12]
Independent Emily Peyton[13]
Independent Bernard Peters
Independent Cris Ericson (Marijuana Party) - Paralegal and marijuana legalization activist[14]

Note: Emily Peyton was defeated in the Republican primary but filed for the general election as an independent. Cris Ericson also ran for a U.S. House seat in 2014.

Lost in primary

Democratic Party H. Brooke Paige[11] Note: Paige filed to run for both attorney general and governor.[15]
Republican Party Steve Berry[11]

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Republican Party Phillip Scott - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Lime2.png/Democratic Party Dean Corren - Vermont Progressive Party and Democratic candidate[16][17]
Independent Marina Brown - Liberty Union Party candidate[18]

Withdrew

Democratic Party John Bauer[19]

Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Bill Sorrell - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png[20]
Republican Party Shane McCormack[21]
Independent Rosemarie Jackowski - Liberty Union Party candidate[11]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party H. Brooke Paige[11] Note: Paige filed to run for both attorney general and governor.[22]

Secretary of State


General election

Democratic Party Jim Condos - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Lime2.png Ben Eastwood - Vermont Progressive Party candidate[11]
Independent Mary Alice Hebert - Liberty Union Party candidate[11]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Elizabeth Pearce
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2011 Yes[11] Democratic Party Elizabeth Pearce
Independent Murray Ngoima
Lime2.png Don Schramm
Democratic Party Elizabeth Pearce No
State Auditor Doug Hoffer
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2013 Yes[11] Democratic PartyLime2.png Doug Hoffer Democratic PartyLime2.png Doug Hoffer No


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State Senate election in Vermont

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See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Vermont State Senate:

Vermont State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 21 20
     Republican Party 7 9
     Vermont Progressive Party 2 1
Total 30 30

List of candidates by district

Addison DistrictBennington DistrictCaledonia DistrictChittenden DistrictEssex-Orleans DistrictFranklin DistrictGrand Isle DistrictLamoille DistrictOrange DistrictRutland DistrictWashington DistrictWindham DistrictWindsor District

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State House elections in Vermont

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See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Vermont House of Representatives:

Vermont House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 96 84
     Republican Party 45 55
     Vermont Progressive Party 5 5
     Independent 4 6
Total 150 150

List of candidates by district

Addison 1Addison 2Addison 3Addison 4Addison 5Addison-RutlandBennington 1Bennington 2-1Bennington 2-2Bennington 3Bennington 4Bennington-RutlandCaledonia 1Caledonia 2Caledonia 3Caledonia 4Caledonia-WashingtonChittenden 1Chittenden 2Chittenden 3Chittenden 4-1Chittenden 4-2Chittenden 5-1Chittenden 5-2Chittenden 6-1Chittenden 6-2Chittenden 6-3Chittenden 6-4Chittenden 6-5Chittenden 6-6Chittenden 6-7Chittenden 7-1Chittenden 7-2Chittenden 7-3Chittenden 7-4Chittenden 8-1Chittenden 8-2Chittenden 8-3Chittenden 9-1Chittenden 9-2Chittenden 10Essex-CaledoniaEssex-Caledonia-OrleansFranklin 1Franklin 2Franklin 3-1Franklin 3-2Franklin 4Franklin 5Franklin 6Franklin 7Grand Isle-ChittendenLamoille 1Lamoille 2Lamoille 3Lamoille-WashingtonOrange 1Orange 2Orange-CaledoniaOrange-Washington-AddisonOrleans 1Orleans 2Orleans-CaledoniaOrleans-LamoilleRutland 1Rutland 2Rutland 3Rutland 4Rutland 5-1Rutland 5-2Rutland 5-3Rutland 5-4Rutland 6Rutland-BenningtonRutland-Windsor 1Rutland-Windsor 2Washington 1Washington 2Washington 3Washington 4Washington 5Washington 6Washington 7Washington-ChittendenWindham 1Windham 2-1Windham 2-2Windham 2-3Windham 3Windham 4Windham 5Windham 6Windham-BenningtonWindham-Bennington-WindsorWindsor 1Windsor 2Windsor 3-1Windsor 3-2Windsor 4-1Windsor 4-2Windsor 5Windsor-Orange 1Windsor-Orange 2Windsor-Rutland


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Voting in Vermont

See also: Voting in Vermont

Important voting information

  • Vermont is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
  • As of December 2014, Vermont is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Vermont, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Vermont is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 45 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day.[23] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Vermont ranked 38th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Vermont received an overall score of 59 percent.[24]

See also

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Vermont Secretary of State Website, "Youth Vote: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. LiveJournal.com, "2014 Vote Cris Ericson," accessed April 29, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing- As of June 11, 4:00 pm," accessed June 12, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing- As of June 13, 4:00 pm," accessed August 20, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate List," accessed October 6, 2014
  9. Mark Donka for VT, "Home," accessed April 29, 2014 (dead link)
  10. Associated Press, "Vermont - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 28, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 Vermont Secretary of State, "Candidate Listing," accessed June 13, 2014
  12. VT Digger, "VERMONT LIBERTARIAN PARTY NOMINATES DAN FELICIANO FOR GOVERNOR," June 9, 2014
  13. Emily Peyton for Vermont Governor 2014, "About," accessed May 15, 2014
  14. IndyVT, "2014 VOTE for CRIS ERICSON for U.S. CONGRESS, and 2014 VOTE for CRIS ERICSON for GOVERNOR of VERMONT," March 11, 2013
  15. Vermont Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate Listing," accessed August 22, 2014
  16. DEAN CORREN FOR VERMONT LT. GOVERNOR, "Former State Rep. Dean Corren to Run for Vermont Lieutenant Governor," May 7, 2014
  17. VT Digger, "DEMOCRATS ENDORSE PROGRESSIVE DEAN CORREN FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR," September 22, 2014
  18. Burlington Free Press, "Corren to run for Vermont lieutenant governor," May 7, 2014
  19. John Bauer for Lt. Governor, "Home," accessed May 15, 2014
  20. Daily Journal, "Vt Attorney General Sorrell to run for re-election in 2014," October 18, 2013
  21. Vermont Secretary of State, "Offices to Be Elected in 2014," accessed October 2, 2014
  22. Vermont Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate Listing," accessed August 22, 2014
  23. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named early
  24. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014