• Overseas ballots lead to lawsuit
    October 12,2012
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    MONTPELIER ó The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont and Secretary of State Jim Condos to ensure that some Vermont military personnel and others serving overseas can get their absentee ballots in on time after some of the ballots were delayed.

    The department said Thursday that itís seeking an order requiring Vermont to extend the deadline to Nov. 16 to receive the ballots from affected voters.

    The department said it filed the lawsuit after the state failed to send more than 20 percent of the ballots by the deadline.

    Condos, a Democrat, said a recount in a primary race delayed the printing of the November ballots, but town clerks were sent electronic copies and the most veterans should have been able to receive them on time.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN Vermont News
    If this hasnít been the worst year ever for truth in politics, I canít think of what was. Full Story
    A moment of truth for presidential debate moderators
    MONTPELIER ó Renowned poet and playwright David Budbill died early Sunday morning from... Full Story
    Vermont poet David Budbill dies at 76
    MONTPELIER ó Artists from Windham County have been honored by Gov. Full Story
    Aho, Saxtons River painter, selected for Vermontís top arts award
    More Articles
  •