Secretary of State Jim Condos announcement on presidential primaries

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MONTPELIER >> Secretary of State Jim Condos announced today that, following Monday's 5 p.m. deadline, 14 candidates have qualified to be placed on the ballot in Vermont's March 1 Presidential Primary. Ten candidates have qualified for the Republican ballot and four candidates for the Democratic ballot.

The Republicans qualifying for placement on the ballot in Vermont were:

• Jeb Bush

• Ben Carson

• Chris Christie

• Ted Cruz

• Carly Fiorina

• John Kasich

• Rand Paul

• Marco Rubio

• Rick Santorum

• Donald J. Trump

The Democrats qualifying for placement on the ballot in Vermont were:

• Hillary Clinton

• Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente

• Martin J. O'Malley

• Bernie Sanders

Vermont law requires any candidate seeking to have his or her name printed on the ballot of a major party presidential primary to file petitions signed by no fewer than 1,000 registered Vermont voters, along with a $2,000 filing fee.

Vermont's primary will be held March 1. The deadline to register to vote in the primary isFeb. 24

Anyone registering for the first time or in a new town can now do so online at www.olvr.sec.state.vt.us.

Once registered, voters can access and update information about their registration and polling place on the My Voter Page at www.mvp.sec.state.vt.us.

Also of note is a Constitutional Amendment passed in 2010 allowing 17 year olds who will turn 18 by the November election to register and vote in Vermont's Presidential Primary. This will be the second presidential election in which this amendment has been in effect.


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