Elections Calendar of Events

February
28

Clerks- Last day sick ballots can be delivered

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day ballots can be delivered by BCA members to voters who have requested a sick ballot.  17 V.S.A. §2538(a)(2)  

March
2

BCA- Last day to appoint assistant election officers

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

At any time prior to the day of the election, the board of civil authority must appoint a sufficient number of voters to serve as assistant election officers for town meeting.  17 V.S.A. § 2454  

March
2

BCA- Must appoint a presiding officer if the town clerk or regular officer is not available

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Board of civil authority must appoint a presiding officer if the town clerk or other regular presiding officer is unable to preside at the Australian ballot portion of town meeting or if more than one polling place is used.  17 V.S.A § 2452  

March
2

Clerks and Legislative Body- In Australian ballot towns, last day to hold a public informational hearing on any public questions to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for legislative body to hold public informational hearing on any public question to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting.  17 V.S.A. § 2680(g)  

March
2

Clerks and Voters- Last day to request an absentee ballot

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Voters, family members, authorized persons or health care providers may request early or absentee ballots until 5:00 p.m. or the closing of the town clerk's office on this day.  17 V.S.A. § 2531(a).  Clerks must make a list of all early or absentee voters available upon request at their office.  17 V.S.A. § 2534    

March
2

Clerks- Post warning, notice, sample ballot, and current checklist at each polling place.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The presiding officer of each polling place must also post a copy of the warning and notice, sample ballots and the current checklist in a conspicuous place in each polling place before the polls open on election day.  17 V.S.A. § 2523(a)   The presiding officer shall make sure that signs informing voters of procedures for depositing ballots are placed on or near the ballot boxes before the polls open on election day.  17 V.S.A. § 2523(b)    

March
3

Clerks- A list of all early or absentee voters shall be available upon request at each polling place

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

A list of all early or absentee voters available upon request in each polling place as soon as it opens.  17 V.S.A. § 2534  

March
3

Town Meeting Day

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

A meeting of the legal voters of each town shall be held annually on the first Tuesday in March unless the town charter changes the date or the voters have voted to begin on one of the three days preceding the Tuesday.  17 V.S.A. §§ 2631, 2640(a) and (b)  

March
7

Local Candidate- Last day to withdraw from a tied race.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for a candidate in a tied race to withdraw.  The other candidate shall be declared the winner by the clerk and there shall not be a run-off election.  17 V.S.A. 2682(b)  

March
10

Clerks- Last day to warn a run-off election if there was a tie vote

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day to warn a run-off election if there was a tie vote for any Australian ballot race at town meeting (within seven days after election).  17 V.S.A. § 2682b.  The election must be held not less than 15 days nor more than 22 days after the warning is posted.  

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