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Title 17 : Elections



(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2906)
  • § 2906. Campaign database; candidate information web page

    (a) Campaign database. For each election, the Secretary of State shall develop and continually update a publicly accessible campaign database, which shall be made available to the public through the Secretary of State’s home page online service or through printed reports from the Secretary of State in response to a public request within 14 days of the date of the request. The database shall contain:

    (1) at least the following information for all candidates for statewide, county, and local office and for the General Assembly:

    (A) for candidates receiving public financing grants, the amount of each grant awarded; and

    (B) the information contained in any reports submitted pursuant to subchapter 4 of this chapter;

    (2) an Internet link to campaign finance reports filed by Vermont’s candidates for federal office;

    (3) the adjustments for inflation made to monetary amounts as required by this chapter; and

    (4) any photographs, biographical sketches, and position statements submitted to the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

    (b) Candidate information web page.

    (1) Any candidate for statewide office and any candidate for federal office qualified to be on the ballot in this State may submit to the Secretary of State a photograph, biographical sketch, and position statement of a length and format specified by the Secretary of State for the purposes of preparing a candidate information web page within the website of the Secretary of State.

    (2) Without making any substantive changes in the material presented, the Secretary of State shall prepare a candidate information web page on the Secretary of State’s website that includes the candidates’ photographs, biographies, and position statements; a brief explanation of the process used to obtain candidate submissions; and, with respect to offices for which public financing is available, an indication of which candidates are receiving Vermont campaign finance grants and which candidates are not receiving Vermont campaign finance grants.

    (3) The Secretary of State shall populate the candidate information web page by posting each candidate’s submission no later than three business days after receiving the candidate’s submission. (Added 2013, No. 90 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 23, 2014.)