Lyndon Voting

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lyndon votingLYNDONVILLE- Doors opened at 8 a.m. in Lyndonville for this year’s election and many local voters have been paying a visit to the voting booths.

 

 Voter Marcy Smith said, “it’s your civic duty. I have been doing this since I was 18.”

According to the Vermont Secretary of State, 461,237 voters have registered to vote and 65% of the voting age population did the voting in the 2012 Election season. At the end of October 31st in 2014, 443,400 residents registered out of the total population, 626,431.

“See, I am so used to voting every year. When they say it is time to vote, I vote,” voter Marilyn Weigel said. “I think a lot of people don’t do that, younger ones.”

20% of the entire Vermont population are under 18-years-old and some voters share the same opinion by saying that it is important for younger generations to have their voices heard.

“Definitely! We do not have enough of the younger generation getting into their civic duties. They should because as the saying goes, ‘don’t be if you don’t vote,’” said Smith.

Another voter, Hans Pendleton said, “What really controls everything is probably more money. But, you have the fantasy to come here and say my vote counts.”

Thus, no matter what the outcome may be, your vote cannot count until you cast your ballot. So far, 20,533 local residents in Caledonia County registered to vote and only 2,017 people actually voted.

All polls in Vermont open between 5 and 10 a.m. today and will close at 7 p.m.