COLCHESTER >> Vermont's Secretary of State, Jim Condos, made a personal visit to the Vermont campus of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to speak with local and out-of-state students about how to register and the importance of voting. Several students immediately explored online and paper voter registration options, and expressed appreciation for the easy process.
"I live in another state and wondered how I was going to be able to vote this fall," said Ryan Guilaran, Pharm.D. candidate and Vermont Student Government Association Board President. "I feel much more at ease seeing how easy it is to register here and knowing my vote will count."
Condos described how Vermont's Online Voter Registration System has removed unnecessary barriers to voting, improves convenience for students registering to vote, increases access to democracy, and makes elections less vulnerable to fraud. To register to vote, learn about absentee voting, "My Voter Page," or learn about upcoming elections, visit https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/voters.
"Your vote is your voice," said Jim Condos, Vermont's Secretary of State. "Voting is at the very core of our democracy, so I am always thrilled to come out and encourage more voter participation.
"Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. Ranked #1 value-added college in the country, ACPHS is committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the health care professions and translating scientific discoveries into therapies that benefit humankind. The College opened its Colchester Campus in 2009; it remains the only Doctor of Pharmacy program in the state of Vermont. The school's main campus is located in Albany, New York. For more information about ACPHS, visit us at www.acphs.edu or Facebook.
The Vermont Secretary of State's Elections Division guides the administration of Vermont's elections, works to protect the integrity of the democratic process, assists in the registration of voters, oversees campaign finance reporting, and implements Vermont's lobbyist disclosure laws. Secretary of State Jim Condos has over 30 years of elected public service, including 18 years at the local level and 8 years as a Vermont State Senator, and more than 30 years of private sector business experience.