Montpelier, Vt. – While Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts are underway across the state today, the Vermont gubernatorial race has been called at Essex Middle School and Colchester High School. Even though they aren’t old enough to vote, these students send the message that they are tuned in – and that they plan to be active in politics when they hit age 18.
Among Essex Middle Schoolers, Phil Scott scored a decisive victory over his opponents, receiving 55 percent of the vote. In Colchester, it was Scott’s ability to work across the aisle that earned him the most votes among the students.
Interviews conducted by New England Cable News showed high schoolers in Colchester want to see more unity and collaboration among their elected officials. Scott, who’s earned tri-partisan support in the election, says he will build coalitions to tackle Vermont’s biggest challenges if elected Governor. Colchester High School also elected Hillary Clinton for President.
“Young Vermonters have a valuable perspective on the issues and political campaigns,” Scott said. “I am proud to have earned their support and hope to have the opportunity to serve them, and their families, as Vermont’s next Governor.”