Officials Confirm Record Voter Turnout In Vermont Primary

Aug 22, 2018

Vermont’s Secretary of State has confirmed that the state had the second-highest primary election turnout by vote count in state history last week.

More than 107,000 people voted on August 14th a higher than expected turnout for Vermont's summer primary. The state started holding primary elections on the second Tuesday in August in 2016.

Secretary of State Jim Condos says the turnout shows the August date works, as well as early voting offered in the state.

Christine Hallquist won the Democratic nomination for governor, becoming the first transgender candidate to win a nomination for governor from a major party.

Other winners include Senator Bernie Sanders, Governor Phil Scott, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman and State Auditor Doug Hoffer.

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