Trans Woman in Vermont Denied a Ballot For Being Trans

by Kate Sosin
November 6, 2018


A transgender woman was blocked from voting in the first gubernatorial race with a transgender candidate Tuesday because a poll worker refused to accept the gender marker on her ID.

Sade Viscaria said a poll worker turned her away while trying to early vote in Burlington, Vt.

“She discriminated against me for being transgender and [accused] me of having a fake ID,” Viscaria told INTO. “She thought my name was fake.”

The Office of Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is investigating the incident.

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