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The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 041 : PURPOSES, SHORT TITLE, DEFINITIONS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2101)
  • § 2101. Purposes

    This title is intended to carry out the mandate contained in Article 8 of Chapter I of the Constitution of the State of Vermont. In this pursuit, the specific purposes of this title are:

    (1) to provide equal opportunity for all citizens of voting age to participate in political processes;

    (2) to assure that political campaigns are fairly and honestly conducted and financed;

    (3) to define unacceptable conduct among political candidates and public servants;

    (4) to ensure that public service will be in the public interest, rather than the special interest of groups or individuals;

    (5) to encourage citizens to become more actively involved in the political processes that affect the quality of life; and

    (6) to provide uniform practices and procedures in the conduct of elections throughout the State. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)