Vermont voters have slavery question on ballot

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Voters in Vermont have a question on their ballots this fall that at first may sound surprising: should slavery and indentured servitude in any form be prohibited?

That’s because technically, the state constitution from the late 1700s said slavery was okay in certain cases.

This election season – there’s a movement to update that old language.

If voters say yes to prop 2 this fall – the document will be modernized; clarified to say slavery in any form is prohibited.

Amending Vermont’s constitution takes years. This proposal had to pass two different makeups of the legislature, be approved by the governor both times, then go to the voters, who have the final say. Through that process, there were some skeptics.

Learn about who they were by watching the full story from WBTS.