Vermont down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Vermont Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Vermont State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorLt. GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Vermont in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

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]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Elizabeth Pearce
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2011 Yes[4] Democratic Party Elizabeth Pearce
Independent Murray Ngoima
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Democratic Party Elizabeth Pearce No
State Auditor Doug Hoffer
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2013 Yes[4] Democratic PartyLime2.png Doug Hoffer Democratic PartyLime2.png Doug Hoffer No

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 State executives inaugurated

Treasurer

Current incumbent

Democratic Party Elizabeth Pearce - running[4]

Candidates

Duties

The office of the treasurer has a wide range of duties:

  • invests state funds
  • issues of all state bonds authorized by the general assembly
  • serves as the central bank for state agencies
  • manages the state's cash balances, processes checks and reconciles payroll and vendor checks
  • safeguards and returns unclaimed or abandoned financial property
  • administers three major pension plans, the deferred compensation plan, and the defined contribution play for state employees, teachers, and participating municipalities[5]

Auditor

Current incumbent

Democratic Party Doug Hoffer - running[4]

Duties

The office of the auditor is responsible for conducting three major types of audits, all of which focus on the state's accountability to its citizens from both a financial and service delivery perspective:

  1. Performance audits
  2. Vermont's financial statement audit (CAFR)
  3. Vermont's single audit
  • Looks at the state's usage of federal funds.[6]

See also

References