Online voter registration
The Associated Press | October 16, 2015
MONTPELIER — Vermonters can now register to vote online.
Vermont Public Radio reports the new registration system debuted on the secretary of state’s website Monday morning. Secretary of State Jim Condos says the system will improve access to democracy and make elections less susceptible to fraud. He says the state can run an audit of their checklist to see if anyone appears in multiple locations.
Condos says the new system will particularly benefit military personnel stationed overseas, since they can fill out a paper remotely. The new system provides voters with a customized account where they can request absentee ballots, see sample ballots in their precinct, and retrieve information on upcoming elections.
Condos says the system will cost $2.7 million over 10 years. A formal launch event is expected next week.
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Democratic Town Caucuses
Monday, September 21, 2015
Rutland County Democrats meet on September 21, 2015 at times and locations listed to elect 2015-17 town officers and delegates to the Rutland County Democratic Committee. All registered voters interested in Democratic Party activities are invited. Questions: Call Mary Mellow 773-4560.
Brandon Brandon Free Library 7:00 pm
Castleton Castleton Community Center 5:30 pm
Chittenden Town Hall 5:30 pm
Clarendon Town Hall 6:30 pm
Danby 2981 Colvin Hill Road 5:00 pm
Fair Haven Town Office 7:00 pm
Killington Sherburne Memorial Library 5:00 pm
Mendon Town Offices, Rte. 4 5:30 pm
Middletown Springs TBA 6:00 pm
Mount Holly Community Center 6:00 pm
Mount Tabor Town Hall 7:00 pm
Pawlet Town Office 5:00 pm
Pittsford Maclure Library 6:00 pm
Poultney Town Office 6:00 pm
Proctor Proctor Free Library 5:30 pm
Rutland City Rutland Free Library 6:30 pm
Rutland Town Town Office, Rte 4 Center Rutland 6:00 pm
Shrewsbury 135 Spring Lake Road 6:30 pm
Tinmouth Tinmouth Library 7:00 pm
Wallingford Gilbert Hart Library 7:00 pm
West Rutland Town Hall 6:00 pm
Paid for by the Rutland County Democratic Committee
Scott Garren, Treasurer
Opinion | Letters
Food drive is ready to go
June 24, 2015
With the weekend nearly upon us, final planning for the annual Pack the Paramount Food Drive is complete — now all that’s needed is for the community to turn out for this important event.
Food drives earlier this year came up short of their goals, and demand remains very high, so this drive is more important than ever. Whether you can donate a small bag of items or an entire truckload, we encourage you to join us at the Paramount Theatre Friday or Saturday to support our greater Rutland community.
This year’s food drive will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday The public is encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or monetary donations to the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland. The goal is to fill every seat in the historic theater with a box or bag of food, symbolizing the hundreds of families who need assistance in the Rutland area.
The food will be distributed to folks in need by the Rutland Community Cupboard, BROC and the Salvation Army.
We hope you can join us.
The writer is a Green Mountain Power vice president and co-organizer of Pack the Paramount.