With 185 (18% of registered voters) ballots cast, the Cavendish Solar Bond was approved by a margin of 133 to 50, with two blank ballots. According to town manager, Rich Svec, the plan is to have the bid and selection process completed with a contract awarded by mid September. Svec informed those in attendance at the Town Meeting on Monday night that the town’s “certificate of public good” has been extended, which allows construction to begin at the site immediately.
Turn out was higher than in most primary years, which was attributed to the solar bond vote. For the state in general, very few Vermonters cast ballots and it’s possible that voter turnout will be the lowest in the state’s history.
Primary election results were as follows, with the overall winners names in bold and how Cavendish voted in brackets. There were many "write-in" candidates, many of which are not listed below. For a full report on Cavendish voting, please contact the town office 802-226-7292.
Representative to Congress: Peter Welch (D) ; Matthew Andrews (Liberty Union) ; Mark Donka 
Governor: Peter Shumlin (D) ; H. Brooke Paige ; Scott Milne 
Lt Governor: H. Brooke Paige ; Phil Scott ; Dean Corhen ; Marina Brown  Deb Markowitz 
State Treasurer: Beth Pearce 
Secretary of State: Jim Condos 
Auditor of Accounts: Doug Hoffer 
Attorney General: H. Brooke Paige 
William H. Sorrell 
State Senator: John Campbell ; Dick McCormack ; Alice Nitka 
VT Attorney General: Bill Sorrell (D)
State Representative: Mark Huntley ; Stuart Lindberg 
Probate Judge: Joanne Ertel (D) 
Asst Judge: Jack W. Anderson (D)  Ellen Terie 54
State’s Attorney: Michael Kainen (D) 
Sheriff: Michael Chamberlain 
High Bailiff: Michael E Manley (D) ; Raymond Herb III