What Do You Think: Election Day Survey Seeks Voter Opinion

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Thursday January 01, 1970

As was done on Election Day in the last Presidential election cycle in 2012, a team of students from Saint Michael’s College will be interviewing South Burlington voters as they leave their polling stations on November 8.

All the questions will relate to current city issues and seek voter opinions on such topics as City Center, the public schools, a possible arena, affordable housing, preserving open spaces, energy savings and the perceived importance of maintaining the present tax rate. There is also a question on voter opinions about the possibility of shifting to a mayoral system of governance. A special section on the airport applies just to voters in the Chamberlin school district. The questions were written in cooperation with various city officials, members of the school board, and others.

Most of the 25 interviewers come from Saint Michael’s College Professor Vince Bolduc’s course in Research Methods in Sociology, but a number of interviewers will also come from the high school. Results from this year’s survey will be published in a future edition of The Other Paper.