Early voting sets a record

There was a dramatic increase in the number of Vermont voters who used an early ballot for last week’s election. But the state didn’t set an all-time record for overall voter turnout.

VPR Evening News October 6th, 2008

Vermont’s early voting under way; Quebec Premeir makes appearance with Governor Douglas; Advisory not to use water from Winooski River; Bennington AIDS activist dies; and commentator Jay Craven remembers Paul Newman.

Early voting influences campaign strategy

More than 20,000 people have registered to vote in Vermont this year. And many of these new voters are expected to participate in the state’s early voting system. VPR’s Bob Kinzel takes a look at how the early voting process could influence media strategies in Vermont campaigns this fall.