"the only place where democracy comes before work is in the dictionary."

Town Meetings. Town Meetings are a tradition in Vermont that dates back to the pre-Revolutionary era. In March, people from each small town in Vermont take the morning off from work to discuss and vote on budgetary issues.

i. Elisabeth Kulakowski sits with her daughters Elsa, 2, back right, and Ady, 3, front, during Corinth's Town Meeting at Town Hall.

ii. Mary Nadeau, of Hartford, leaves the booth after voting at Hartford High School.

iii. Volunteer Carol Kendall of Hartford inspects empty voting booths at Hartford High School.

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