17-year-olds can vote in upcoming primary election

BRATTLEBORO — Many of you have marched in the streets; here is another way to change what matters to you.

Have you ever been frustrated that your elders choose candidates? A barrier has been removed.

Did you know that Vermont is one of 21 states that allow underage voting in presidential primaries and 16 states that allow it in congressional primary voting?

Vermonters, if your 18th birthday occurs on or before Nov. 3, 2020, you may vote in both congressional and presidential primaries.

If you intend to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election, please be aware that you are able to vote in the presidential primary as well.

If you want to vote, you have to register. Access the state's online voter registration system or visit your Town Clerk's office.

Early voting has begun statewide.

In Brattleboro, you can vote at the Town Clerk's office (in the Municipal Center, 230 Main St.) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until the election, and Saturday, Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Annual Town Meeting ballot and presidential primary election takes place March 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 32 Linden St. The Current bus will offer free rides that day.

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