Vermont gubernatorial election, 2014

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Vermont Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Peter Shumlin Democratic Party

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The Vermont gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Peter Shumlin (D) is eligible for re-election, as Vermont has no gubernatorial term limits. The winner of the election will serve a 2-year term in office.

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]


General election candidates

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

Lost in primary


Primary election

Democratic primary

Vermont Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Shumlin 82.5% 14,499
Brooke Paige 17.5% 3,085
Total Votes 17,584
Election Results Via:Vermont Election Results.

Republican primary

Vermont Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Emily Peyton 7.6% 941
Steve Berry 8% 991
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Milne 84.3% 10,410
Total Votes 12,342
Election Results Via:Vermont Election Results.


Governor of Vermont
Poll Peter Shumlin (D) Scott Milne (R)Other/Don't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
July 5-24, 2014
Rasmussen Reports
August 27-28, 2014
August 18-September2, 2014
AVERAGES 48.33% 32.67% 19% +/-3.33 547.33
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Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 12, 2014 Filing deadline
August 26, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 11, 2014 Canvassing committees prepare certificates of election
January 8, 2015 Governor and Lieutenant Governor inaugurated

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