Vermont GOP creates Election Integrity subcommittee

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By Guy Page

The Vermont Republican State Committee Saturday, April 22 voted almost unanimously to create an election subcommittee to investigate Vermont “election operations, procedures and integrity.”  

Members will be selected by county committee appointment. The subcommittee’s initial and final reports are due next year.  

The resolution adopted by a virtually unanimous voice vote of all voting members that a special Committee on Election Operations, Procedures, and Integrity, shall render an interim report in accordance with this Resolution not later than December 31, 2023, and a final report not later than December, 2024, at which time the committee shall cease to exist.

The resolution says the committee may consider all aspects of election law and procedures, including: 

a) The effectiveness and accuracy of current processes for purging voter rolls at state and municipal levels; 

b) The impact of universal mail-in ballots in recent elections, including the impact on municipal clerk operations; 

c) Chain of custody issues concerns related to blank ballots as well as voted ballots; 

d) Impact of Post Office operations upon voting procedures in this state; 

e) The impact of drop boxes, ballot harvesting, lack of voter ID processes, and handling of voter affidavits; and 

f) The effectiveness of the existing “Excess Ballot” program and ways to improve the program. 

Each county committee shall appoint a member, and an alternate, the state committee decided.

Categories: Elections

6 replies »

  1. Bravo! Long overdue. Look at the overseas ballots, going out too late, for your vote to count, and the Sec.of States changes, that make it a real pain in the butt, to vote from overseas, and the Sec of States site to request a ballot overseas, that does not work, and having to call in to the Sec of states office in order for their office to process your request. How the town clerk must be contacted for every election, even if they know you are based overseas long term…all these changes make it very difficult to vote on time, then after the last Sec of State made all these changes he decides not to run again…something smell to high heaven! I used to get my ballot on time and the system worked good until these last changes.

  2. I’ll be happy to call into the state committee to have them record a first hand account of what I had to deal with as a Vermonter based overseas due to these changes…I was outraged as a US Citizen and a Vermonter! If they are interested leave a message here and I’ll call in.

    • 🐸🐸 Da Committee has not been Established yet .
      Each county must Elect or appoint a member and an Alternate just in case one can not attend .
      This shall happen by June 1 .

      If I’m appointed or Elected , some means of Communication with concerned Citizens should be first priority .

      Yes it is long overdue .
      Verifiable input will be a huge help .

  3. I would hope that they might ask the question about rank choice voting, that has been thrown around by some in legislature, over one person one vote, and its repercussions on election integrity.