State primary vote takes place Aug. 9
Ceres on the dome of the Vermont State House overlooks the Vermont state flag.

State primary vote takes place Aug. 9

Early and absentee voting is in full swing

As is our custom, we have attempted to gather an avalanche of recent candidate endorsement and election letters into a special primary election Voices section. Recent events in the world have delayed our publication, and we hope that with approximately a month left before Election Day, it's just in time for voters who are still mulling over their options.

In-person voting for the Vermont statewide primary election will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 9, with polls opening no later than 10 a.m. All polling locations close at 7 p.m.

• Athens: 10 a.m., Athens Town Office (25 Brookline Rd.)

• Brattleboro: 7 a.m., American Legion (32 Linden St.)

• Brookline: 9 a.m., Brookline Town Offices (734 Grassy Brook Rd.)

• Dover: 7 a.m., Town Hall (189 Taft Brook Rd., East Dover)

• Dummerston: 8 a.m., Dummerston Congregational Church (1535 Middle Rd.)

• Grafton: 9 a.m., Grafton Town Hall (117 Main St.)

• Guilford: 10 a.m., Guilford Central School (374 School Rd.)

• Halifax: 10 a.m., Halifax Community Hall (20 Brook Rd.)

• Jamaica: 9 a.m., Jamaica Town Office (28 Town Office Rd.)

• Londonderry: 7 a.m., Town Office Twitchell Building (100 Old School St.)

• Marlboro: 9 a.m., Marlboro Town House (13 Town Hill Rd.)

• Newfane: 9 a.m., Newbrook Fire Station (698 VT Route 30)

• Putney: 10 a.m., Putney Fire Station (21 Carl Snyder Dr.)

• Rockingham: 8 a.m., Masonic Temple (61 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls)

• Stratton: 10 a.m., Stratton Town Office (9 W. Jamaica Rd.)

• Townshend: 8 a.m., Townshend Town Hall (2006 VT Route 30)

• Vernon: 7 a.m., Vernon Town Hall (downstairs) (567 Governor Hunt Rd.)

• Wardsboro: 9 a.m., Town Hall (71 Main St.)

• Westminster: 10 a.m., Westminster Town Hall (3651 US Route 5)

• Whitingham: 10 a.m., Whitingham Municipal Center (2948 VT Route 100)

• Wilmington: 7 a.m., The Old School Community Center (1 School St.)

• Windham: 10 a.m., Windham Meeting House (26 Harrington Rd.)

In the meantime, early and absentee voting in Vermont is now underway. Voters may request a ballot via the Secretary of State's My Voter Page, by printing out and mailing the form at, or in person at the office of your town clerk. Visit for contact information for town clerks in all Vermont towns.

We will prioritize election letters in subsequent issues of The Commons. The last issue before the primary election will be published Wednesday, Aug. 3, with contributions due Friday, July 29. As always, email letters to [email protected].

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