VERMONT 3 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Vermont Secretary of State)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.
623,989
Total Registration, Nov. 2020
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There is no party registration in Vermont.
Vermont has: 14 counties.

Government
Governor: Peter Shumlin (D) elected in 2010,' 12 and '14; not seeking re-election in 2016.
State Legislature: Vermont General Assembly   House: 150 seats  Senate: 30 seats
Local: Towns and Cities   NACO
U.S. House: 1I - At-Large Peter Welch (D).
U.S. Senate: Bernie Sanders (I) re-elected in 2018, Patrick Leahy (D) re-elected in 2016. 
2020
  

Governor: Gov. Phil Scott (R), elected in 2016 and seeking a third two-year term faces Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman (D/P) and six other candidates.
U.S. House: Rep. Peter Welch (D), first elected in 2006, is seeking re-election.
State Legislature:
All 150 House seats and all 30 Senate seats are up. 

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The Green Mountain State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Vermont has Election Day registration.

Early and Absentee Voting:
"Voting starts as soon as ballots are availableónot later than 45 days before the primary or general election..." 

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On the ballot
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20 candidates on the ballot








Overview: In terms of presidential politics, Sen. Sanders' presidential primary campaign (+) provided the excitement; for the general election Vermont's three electoral votes are solidly in the Democratic column.  Neighboring New Hampshire is a battleground state.
[State Primary: August 11, 2020]
Presidential Preference Primary -- Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Democrats
Sander 79,921 (50.57%), Biden 34,669 (21.94%), Warren 19,785 (12.52%), Bloomberg 14,828 (9.38%)...  Total 158,032.  details

24 Delegates: 11 Dstirct, 3 At-Large, 2 PLEO, 8 Unpledged.


Republicans
Trump 33,984 (86.49%), Weld 3,971 (10.11%)...  Total: 39,291.


General Election Winners in Vermont, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Clinton
46.11%
Clinton
53.35%
Gore
50.63%
Kerry
58.94%
Obama
67.76%
Obama
66.57%
Clinton
56.68%
  and the details...

General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 494,897.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 63.7%.


Voter Registration Deadline: Novr 2, 2016.
(Election Day registration will take effect starting in Jan. 2017).

Absentee Voting: starts Sept. 23, 2016.


Official Results >

 
+Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
178,573
(56.68)
De La Fuente/Steinberg (Ind.)
1,063
(0.34)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
10,078
(3.20)
LaRiva/Puryear (LU)
327
(0.10)
Stein/Baraka (Grn.)
6,758
(2.14)
Trump/Pence (Rep.)
95,369
(30.27)
w/in
22,899
(7.27)
Total........315,067


Also 826 spoiled votes and 4,574 blank votes.
Total votes counted 320,467 including 95,203 absentee.
Overview: After the excitement of Sen. Bernie Sander's (I) campaign for the Democratic nomination, Vermont saw little activity in the general election, the main focus being exporting volunteers to neighboring New Hampshire. 
   Clinton/Kaine won with a plurality of 83,204 votes (26.41 percentage points).  More than ten times as many write in votes were cast on the presidential line as in 2012; most
of these, a Vermont record 18,183 according to Ballot Access News, were cast for Sen. Bernie Sanders
   Libertarians
Gary Johnson and Bill Weld did a rally in Burlington on Aug. 24, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein spoke at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton on Sept. 13.
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 482,677.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 67.3%.


Voter Registration Deadline: October 29, 2012.



Official Results >

 
Anderson/Rodriguez (Jus.)
1,128
(0.37)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
3,487
(1.17)
Lindsay/Osorio (PS&L)
695
(0.23)
+Obama/Biden (Dem.)
199,239
(66.57)
Romney/Ryan (Rep.)
92,698
(30.97)
w/in
2,043
(0.68)
Total........299,290




Total votes counted: 301,793

Absentee votes counted: 76,263   25.27%



2012 Overview
Vermont remained solidly in the blue column, as Obama-Biden amassed a plurality of 106,541 votes (35.60 percentage points), carrying every county.  Apart from volunteers heading over to neighboring New Hampshire, the state saw little of the presidential campaign.  Mitt Romney was the only principal to visit, but Vermonters didn't see him: he did debate prep at the estate of former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey in West Windsor on Sept. 4-6. 
Obama  |  (Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 487,430.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 66.7%.






                           Official Results >


Baldwin/Castle (Const.) 500
(0.15)
Barr/Root (Lib.) 1,067
(0.33)
Calero (SWP)
150
(0.05)
La Riva/Puryear (S&L)
149
(0.05)
McCain/Palin (Rep.) 98,974
 (30.59)
Moore (Lib.Un.)
141
 (0.04)
Nader/Gonzalez (Ind.)
3,339
(1.03)
+Obama/Biden (Dem.) 219,262
(67.76)
Total........323,582




Total votes counted 327,301


Absentee votes counted: 94,664          28.9%

2008 Overview
Obama-Biden ticket tallied a plurality of 120,288 votes (37.17 percentage points), carrying all 14 counties.  (Vermont achieved some noteriety in March 2008 when voters in Brattleboro and Marlboro approved measures to arrest President Bush and Vice President Cheney, and it also ended up as the only state that President Bush did not visit).  There were no visits by the major party candidates in the Fall.
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies  |  Nader 

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 470,754.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 66.3%.


Registered Voters: 444,077.

("This number is inflated due to statutorily mandated delay in removing names of persons who have moved to another voting district, but who have not notified the clerk in writing of the change.") 

Vermont recognizes the Democratic, Progressive, and Republican parties as major parties and the Constitution, Green, Libertarian, and Liberty Union parties as minor parties.
Official Results >

Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
1,102
(0.3)
Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
121,180
(38.80)
Calero/Hawkins (SWP)
244
+Kerry/Edwards (Dem.) 184,067 (58.94)
Nader/Camejo (Ind.) 4,494
(1.4)
Parker/Gutierrez (Lib.Un.) 265  - 
Write Ins
957
(0.3)
Total........312,309




Total Counted: 314,220

Absentee votes counted: 60,102           19.1%


2004 Overview
After the excitement of Howard Dean's bid for the Democratic nomination, the general election presidential race was a low key affair.  The Kerry-Edwards ticket easily carried the state, securing a plurality of 62,887 votes.  Kerry won 13 of 14 counties; Bush prevailed only in sparsely populated Essex County in the northeast corner of the state. 
General Election Details

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 459,174.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 64.1%.




Registered Voters: 391,303.
Official Results  >


Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
 784
(0.27)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
 2,192
(0.74)
Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
 119,775
(40.70)
+Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
 149,022
(50.63)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (NLP)
 219
(0.07)
Harris/Trowe (SWP)
70
 (0.02)
Lane/Wilkinson
1,044
(0.35)
McReynolds/Hollis(Lib.Un.)
161
(0.05)
Nader/LaDuke (Grn.)
20,374
(6.92)
Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
153
(0.05)
Write Ins 
514
(0.17)
Total........294,308




Total Counted: 297,146

Absentee votes counted: 57,031      19.0%

2000 Overview
Vermont was a safe state for Gore, and the Gore-Lieberman ticket carried it with a plurality of 29,247 votes (9.93 percentage points) over Bush-Cheney.  Gore won in 10 counties; Bush carried 4.  Ralph Nader achieved one of his best showings nationwide, gaining 6.92% of the vote.  While the presidential race did not draw much resources or attention; the governor's race was hotly contested, and the issue of gay civil unions continued to color the landscape as it contributed to a dramatic shift in the state House of Representatives.
General Election Activity

1992 and 1996 General Elections








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2000
1992
Clinton (Dem.).........133,592 (46.11)
Bush (Rep.)..............88,122 (30.42)
Perot (Ind.)................65,991
 (22.78)
Others (6+w/ins).........1,996
(0.69)
Total........289,701

1996
Clinton (Dem.).........137,894 (53.35)
Dole (Rep.)...............80,352 (31.09)
Perot (Ref.)...............31,024
 (12.00)
Nader (Ind.)................5,585
(2.16)
Others (6+w/ins).........3,594
(1.39)
Total........258,449