Elections Calendar of Events
Clerks - Last day for Town Clerks to post sample ballots12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for town clerks to post sample ballots (for the primary election) in the same places that have previously posted copies of the warning, notice, and checklist (20 days before primary). 17 V.S.A. § 2522(a)
Last day for U.S. Congressional candidates – file FEC (July qtr)12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for U.S. Congressional candidates to file FEC 12-day pre-primary reports (July 1-Aug. 24). 2 U.S.C. § 434(a)(2)(A)(i)
Clerks - Last day to perform pre-Primary test on voting machines12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Voting machines must be tested using official ballots that are clearly marked "test ballots" (at least 10 days before the election). 17 V.S.A. § 2493(b)
Candidates, PACs, and Parties - campaign finance filing deadline12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Candidates that have rasied or spent $500 or more, political committees that have raised and spent $1,000 or more, and political parties that have raised or spent $1,000 or more must register and file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State. 17 V.S.A. § 2964. Candidates who have rolled over funds from previous campaigns are required to submit campaign finance reports. 17 V.S.A. § 2964.
Voters - Last day to file written notice of intent to register by election day12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for people who are not eligible to register by this date but who will be by election day to file a written notice of intent to apply with the town clerk and to apply for an early or absentee ballot. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2144(b) and (c). A partially completed application may serve as the written notice of intent.
Voters - Last day to register to vote for the Primary election (until 5:00 p.m.)12:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Last day, until 5:00 p.m., to apply for addition to the voter checklist to vote in the primary. Clerks' offices must be kept open from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to receive applications. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2144(a) and (b). This is also the last day to submit a simultaneous request for an application for addition to the checklist accompanying an early or absentee ballot request. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2531(a), 2532(b) and (c)
Clerks - Last day to forward updated checklist to BCA12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for town clerk to forward to the board of civil authority a list of voters added to the checklist (at least five days before election). 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b) and (d)
Town Party Committee - Last day to post notice of caucus to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day to post notice (at the town clerk's office and two other public places) of party caucus to nominate candidates for justice of the peace (at least five days before the caucus, which is to be held on or before the Primary election). 17 V.S.A. § 2413(a)(2)(A). In towns with more than 3,000 registered voters, the notice must also be published in a newspapaer or non-partisan news media website and on the municipality's website, if the website is actively updated on a regular basis (these additional postings must happen at least one day prior to the caucus).
BCA - last day to designate pairs of JPs to deliver early/absentee ballots12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for the board of civil authority to designate pairs of justices of the peace, assuring political balance, to deliver early or absentee ballots to voters that are ill or voters with disabilities. (three days prior to the election.) 17 V.S.A. § 2538(a)
Town Party Committees - Last day to warn meeting to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for town party committee to post notice of meeting (at the town clerk's office and two other public places in the town) to nominate justice of the peace candidates in towns that failed to hold a caucus (at least three days prior to the meeting, which may be held on or before the Primary election date). 17 V.S.A. §§ 2413(b). The town committee chair must email notice of the meeting to all committee members by this date. 17 V.S.A. § 2413(b).