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January 14, 2016

Secretary of State Jim Condos Announcement on Presidential Primaries

Secretary of State Jim Condos announced that, following Monday's 5:00 p.m. deadline, 14 candidates have qualified to be placed on the ballot in Vermont's March 1st Presidential Primary. 10 candidates have qualified for the Republican ballot and 4 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 on Tuesday, March 1. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is Wednesday, February 24.

Anyone registering for the first time or in a new town can now do so online at

Once registered, voters can access and update information about their registration and polling place on the My Voter Page at

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.

Media Contact: Chris Winters, 802-828-2124

Source: Secretary of State
Last Updated at: January 14, 2016 13:27:37