• Overseas ballots lead to lawsuit
    October 12,2012
     

    MONTPELIER — 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 it’s 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.

    MORE IN Vermont News
    MONTPELIER — The Vermont Democratic Party and its nominee for lieutenant governor have reached an... Full Story
    Renee Clark said the first she heard her husband was in the hospital was a call saying he was dying. Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS