Voting on November 8th: All polls close at 7 pm – Dover and Wilmington open at 7 A.M. and Jamaica 9 A.M. – all of the other Valley Towns open at 10 A.M.
All registered voters received a ballot in the mail. If you have not voted in advance, bring your mail in ballot with you to the polling place. If you received a deceased relative or family member who is a resident in another state, please bring those unused ballots to your Town Clerk so that the voter checklist can be adjusted.
New Voters / Same day voter registration: Vermont offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Vermont by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer. Bring your completed forms to your Town Clerk.
Valley Polling Places:
- Dover: 7:00 AM Town Hall 189 Taft Brook Road, East Dover
- Halifax: 10:00 AM Halifax Community Hall 20 Brook Road, Halifax
- Jamaica: 9:00 AM Jamaica Town Office 28 Town Office Rd., Jamaica
- Readsboro: 10:00 AM Readsboro Central School 301 Phelps Lane, Readsboro
- Searsburg: 10:00 AM Searburg Town Office 18 Town Garage Road, Searsburg
- Stamford: 10:00 AM Stamford School 986 Main Road, Stamford
- Stratton: 10:00 AM Stratton Town Office 9 W. Jamaica Rd., Stratton
- Wardsboro: 10:00 AM Wardsboro Town Hall 99 Main Street, Wardsboro
- Whitingham: 10:00 AM Municipal Center 2948 VT Route 100, Whitingham
- Wilmington: 7:00 AM Old School Community Cent. 1 School Street, Wilmington
I will be out and about in the district at different polling places throughout the day and after the polls close I will head down briefly to congratulate Tristan Roberts of Halifax for his hard work and excellent communication in his campaign to be elected to represent the Wilmington, Whitingham, Halifax District. Tristan entered the race after a last minute announcement by Rep. John Gannon that he would not run again and is holding an election night gathering from 7-9 at the Valley Craft Ale House (former Old Red Mill). Please join me in congratulating him for a respectful, inclusive and law abiding campaign throughout the Windham-6 district.
Vermont Students: Time to Name A Plow
AOT is once again inviting Vermont schools to name the State’s big orange snowplows. Last year, participating schools named 163 of the State’s fleet of full-sized plow trucks. This year, AOT is asking Vermont’s students to name the remaining 87 trucks in the fleet.
To enter the Name a Plow program, the school’s principal or director should complete the online form at https://vtrans.vermont.gov/name-a-plow.
Deadline to submit: November 9, 2022. ❄️
$500,000 in Funding for Vermont’s Fairs & Field Days!
The Fairs and Field Days Capital Grants and Operational Stipends Program is now taking applications! Vermont Fairs and Field Days draw over 300,000 visitors each year, and many of the fairgrounds are utilized for other events, drawing many more visitors into Vermont communities throughout the year.
Fairs and events offer opportunities for the agricultural community to highlight the practices, products, skills, and livelihoods that contribute to maintaining Vermont’s working landscape.
$300,000 is available for 20-year capital improvement projects that Fairs across the state can use for lighting, building, electrical, and structural upgrades. $200,000 is available in the form of stipends, which support operating costs.
This critical commitment to supporting the state’s Fairs and Field Days comes as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and venture out to reconnect with our communities.
If you are a Fair or Field Days organization, you can review the request for applications or head to our website for more details on applying. If you have questions, contact Drew Watson, email@example.com or 802-636-7793.
Thank you for allowing me to represent our towns. I am once again asking for your vote on Tuesday.
In my four terms as an elected member of the House, I have ensured the voices of our local communities have been heard in the statehouse. My collaborations with Vermonters around the state and policymakers in the House, Senate and Governor’s Office have brought about significant progress on policies related to broadband, education finance reform, rural resilience and climate change and human rights. I was honored to receive the Vermont League of Cities and Towns Legislative Service Award this year for the work I have done to help ensure municipalities of all sizes have access to resources to improve broadband and protect their
citizens and grand lists by adapting to the changing climate. In the past two biennium I have served as the Vice-Chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee and as Co-Chair of the Rural Caucus. I am a founder and co-chair of the Vermont National Guard and Veterans Affairs Caucus.
I’ve been outspoken about the need to correct Vermont’s school funding formula and pupil weights, and with support from the the Town of Dover and our school districts saw legislation passed this year which begins to make those corrections. Residents of our towns and I have provided leadership for major broadband and climate change policy including broadband deployment bills in 2019 and 2021 which supported the expansion of CUDS, the creation of the Vermont Community Broadband Board and $350 million in funding for community fiber buildout; the 2020 Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act and a $45 million Municipal Energy Resilience Initiative passed this year.
One of the characteristics of Vermont that I find most hopeful is our continual collective efforts to ensure we treat all human beings with dignity and respect. In that spirit, I have been proud to co-sponsor significant human rights legislation including prop 5 which protects Vermonter’s rights to bodily autonomy and banning the gay panic defense this year. My life and experiences as a low to moderate income working person living and raising a family in rural Southern Vermont have shaped how I represent our towns. As an elected independent, I am very clear on why I am serving in the legislature, and confident that the will of the voters will prevail in our free and fair elections. Though I can not possibly vote the way every voter in our district would like me to, I can keep all voters informed about what is happening in the legislature, what bills I am sponsoring, how I am voting and why and how they can also weigh in with opinions or priorities. My weekly communications during the session reflect my commitment to communicate regularly. Working across the political spectrum to get things done and to make sure that our voices and concerns are considered during policy debate.
In the 2023/24 biennium, there will be ongoing work to modernize our infrastructure and ensure our rural communities benefit from that modernization, helping our citizens adapt to changing climate and land use, improving our education system and protecting human rights. If voters in the Windham-2 District re-elect me to represent them, I will continue to do my best to advocate on their behalf and communicate with them about that advocacy.
As you are doing research leading up to the election, I encourage you to check out the legislative website linked below, peruse the blogsite where I regularly post information for voters and read some of the pieces I have written on the major broadband, education and climate initiatives I have been working on.
- Rep. Sibilia: Running for election to new Windham-2
- Rep. Sibilia: School choice in Vermont is changing
- A Vermont Clean Heat Standard
- Vermont’s rural electrification project for broadband
- Vermont’s unjust school funding system
- Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act
As always, if you have suggestions, concerns or critiques please be in touch so we can schedule time to discuss. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance navigating government services at (802) 384-0233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow my regular posts online at http://www.laurasibiliavt.com
Rep. Laura Sibilia Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro, Whitingham
running for election in 2022 to represent Dover, Somerset, Stratton, Jamaica and Wardsboro