Trick Or Treat – Your Vote Decides

Voter registration deadline:

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Town clerk doors close at 5 p.m. For registration information, click here. For town clerk information, click here. For Vermont voter registration form, click here.

In the news:

Gubernatorial Race: Ouch. Randy Brock, Republican candidate for governor, lets loose an accusatory new ad that goes for the jugular, reports the Vermont Press Bureau. Read more.

Lieutenant Governor’s Race:  Cassandra Gekas, Progressive/Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, already has a backup plan if her bid for lieutenant governor doesn’t pan out, according to Paul Heintz of Seven Days. Heintz reports that Gekas has lined up a job  a legislative coordinator with the Vermont State Employees Association, the union representing 5,200 state workers. Read more.

State Treasurer’s Race: The Addison County Independent‘s John Flowers profiles incumbent Democrat Beth Pearce and Republican opponent Wendy Wilton. Flowers reports Pearce touting Vermont’s bond rating (Read more), while Wilton notes her role in Rutland’s recovery (Read more).

Attorney General’s Race: The Vermont Press Bureau asked the three candidates five questions about their candidacy for office. Democrat Bill Sorrell, Republican Jack McMullen and Progressive Ed Stanak, respond. Read more.

On the campaign trail:

Wednesday, October 31

* Last day to register to vote. Town Clerk’s offices are open for registration.

* At 7:50 a.m., Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott joins Ray Kimball on WCVR 1320 AM. Listen in the Randolph area on 1320 AM or tune in online.

* At 9:10 a.m., Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin is the guest on the Mark Johnson Show on WDEV 96.1 FM radio and takes your calls. Listen live. At noon, the governor is the guest on VPR’s Vermont Edition and takes your calls. Listen live.

Thursday, November 1

* At 7:10 a.m., Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is on “Charlie, Ernie and Lisa,” WVMT 620 AM. Listen in northern Vermont on 620 AM or tune in online.

* At 1 p.m., Gov. Shumlin will be in Bratteboro to greet students at Brattleboro Union High School.

Friday, November 2

* At noon on VPR‘s Vermont Edition, it’s the last reporters’ roundtable before Election Day. Listen live. And at 7 p.m., catch “Vermont This Week” on Vermont Public Television — also the last hurrah before the election.

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