General Election Voting Has Begun – Vote by Mail Details

November 8 General Election ballots are being mailed to all active Vermont voters. If you have not received your ballot yet, please contact your Town or City Clerk. Once you have filled out your ballot, be sure to place your voted ballot in the ballot envelope and sign the certificate on the outside of the envelope, following all instructions included with your ballot.

Officials must have your ballot in hand by 7:00 pm on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) for it to be counted. You may return your ballot by mailing it no later than October 31, return it in person to your Town or City Clerk’s office, drop off your ballot at a secure ballot drop box before Election Day, or bring your ballot before 7:00 pm to a polling location on Election Day.

Check or directly with your Town or City Clerk to find out where your polling place is, check your registration status, check your voter mailing address, or track your ballot.  

Most important, don’t forget to vote!


Education Quality Standards Information Session – 10/13

The Act 1 Working Group, which in Fall 2019 was tasked with ensuring that Vermont educational standards are inclusive , has finalized their recommended changes to the state Education Quality Standards. The recommendations come after two years of careful study, deliberation, and community input. Once implemented, the Education Quality Standards (EQS) will describe what a high-quality education should look like for Vermont public school students. 

The Vermont State Board of Education is taking public comment about the recommended EQS changes. To provide more details, the Education Justice Coalition of Vermont is holding a virtual information session on October 13 at 5:00 pm hosted by Vera Sheehan of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and a member of the Act 1 Working Group.

For more information and to register, visit the Education Justice Coalition of Vermont website.


Hunger Free Vermont Seeking Input on Federal Food and Nutrition Programs

In 2023, Congress will revisit the Farm Bill, which is an important piece of legislation that determines how programs like 3SquaresVT are run and funded. To inform this process, Hunger Free Vermont would like to hear directly from people across Vermont, especially those with lived experience with hunger or these nutrition programs. They are looking for diverse voices including program clients, service providers, and any organization supporting people in accessing these programs.

For more information and to fill out the survey, visit the Hunger Free Vermont website.


Children’s Literacy Foundation Hiring for Executive Director

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is a nonprofit organization that serves children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont who are at higher risk of growing up with low literacy skills. They are seeking an Executive Director to lead an innovative, well-respected, and mission-driven literacy program through navigating the transition from a founding leader and ensuring that existing external relationships are transitioned to the new leader so current programming and support are sustained and future expansion is possible.

For the full job description and to apply, visit the CliF website.


The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition formed in 2000 of early childhood professionals, parents, organizations, businesses, and strategic partners committed to improving public policies that impact young children between birth and age eight in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

The Alliance crafts an annual Legislative Agenda in partnership with early childhood organizations, provides year-round advocacy support, and facilitates meaningful interactions with policymakers at key times during the decision making process.


Voices for Vermont’s Children Launches Voter’s Guide – 10/6; Alliance Equity Discussion – “Challenges Faced by Families with Young Children Experiencing Homelessness” – 10/21; Read the VCLF Annual Report

Introducing the Alliance’s New Public Engagement Director – Beverly Boget; Support USM – Turn in Free/Reduced Meal Form by Friday; Preschool Development Grant Survey – Deadline Monday, Oct. 3; Action Circles is Hiring

7 School Street | Montpelier , Vermont 05602

The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund.

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