Elections Calendar of Events

March
2

Clerks- If Counting Early Votes Before Election, Last Day to Publish Notice in a Newspaper

All day

Clerks Using Tabulators- Last day to publish notice if you intend to run the absentee ballots through the vote tabulator the day before the election.  17 V.S.A. § 2546a  

March
2

Clerks- Last Day to Forward New Voters to BCA

All day

Clerks and BCA- 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 town meeting).  17 V.S.A. § 2144b(d)  

March
2

Clerks- Town Meeting Warning Published in Newspaper

All day

Clerks- Town meeting warning must be published in newspaper by this date if warning has not been published in the Town Report or otherwise distributed (five days before the meeting).  17 V.S.A. § 2641(b)  

March
4

Clerks- Last Day to Designate JPs for Sick Ballot Delivery

All day

Clerks- Last day to designate pairs of JP’s to deliver sick ballots (3 days prior to the election).  17 V.S.A. §2538(a)(2)  

March
6

Clerks and Legislative Body- Last Day to Hold Informational Meeting

All day

Clerks and Legislative Body- 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
6

Clerks- Early Votes May be Counted

All day

Clerks Using Tabulators- All absentee ballots received can be run through the vote tabulator following the procedure laid out in 17 V.S.A. § 2546a  

March
6

Clerks- Post Warning, Notice, Sample Ballot, and Checklist at Polling Place

All day

Clerks- 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
6

Clerks and Voters- Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot

All day

Clerks and Voters- 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
6

BCA- Last Day to Appoint Presiding Officer if More Than One Polling Place

All day

BCA- 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
7

Clerks- Provide a List of All Absentee Requests

All day

Clerks- 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  

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