NEK Voter Registration

thumbnailAROUND THE NEK - Towns and cities in the state of Vermont go through a lot of steps in order to prevent voter fraud and keep elections fair and balanced. One way they accomplish that is through voter identification in each community.

 

    The states Myvoter webpage makes voting easier on the towns and it's citizens. The page not  only allows townspeople to check their registration status, absentee ballot status, local polling locations, and elected officials who currently hold office, but makes it easier for town clerks to track voter information they have on file.  

"If they go to use the my voter page, all they have to have is their ID and their proper date of birth," Willaim St. Peter, the Shefield town clerk says.

 Towns across the state are required to make checklists of voters in the town and where and when they move.

"When voters move, and we do the transfers here, in St. Johnsbury, then we know by their property tax transfer return that they've moved, so we are allowed to purge them from the checklist that way," says Stacy Jewel, the St. Johnsbury town clerk.

It is also the towns job to keep track of living and deceased members of its town. The town does this by receiving a list of deaths by county from the state, and purging the people off of the voter list after seeing the death certificate or the obituary.

Even after all the overhead that goes into tracking the voters in each town, voter information is then still verified at the polls when someone goes to vote, and if that information is somehow found to be incorrect, it can be fixed that day at the polls.

 

 

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