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Experts are anticipating a sleepy voting day in Vermont today, but you can buck expectations.
- WHERE TO VOTE: The Valley News has put together this list of Upper Valley polling places. Or, if you live outside of our coverage area, you can find your polling location at the Vermont Secretary of State website. Vermont has same-day voter registration.
- WHO’S RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR: Here’s a rundown of candidates in the governor’s race: four Democrats (James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn) plus two Republicans (Keith Stern and incumbent Phil Scott).
- WHO’S RUNNING FOR CONGRESS: For U.S. Congress, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch, both incumbents, are expected to get through the Democratic primary rather easily and retain their seats in November. Sanders is an independent and being challenged in the Democratic primary by Folasade Adeluola, who just moved to the state in September. Dan Freilich is now alone in taking on Welch following the abrupt withdrawal by Ben Mitchell during a radio debate on Thursday.
- WHAT IS GOING ON: Take a step back: What the heck is a primary, anyway? The Burlington Free Press has put together a helpful beginner’s guide on what today is all about.
- WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON: Seven Days also has a big roundup about those races, plus a cover story about why this election season feels so slow despite the powerful seats up for grabs. (Most statehouse seats representing the Upper Valley are uncontested in today’s primary, with an exception for the House seats representing Windsor, Hartland and West Windsor. Other local races on the 7D list are not relevant to the Upper Valley today.) Plus, here’s VPR’s roundup of election coverage and link to live updates today.
- HEY, ROYALTON: You’re also being asked to vote on a fire district bond today.