Monday, March 1, 1999
OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 9 PM.
PLEASE CALL 802-828-2363.
Voters may request absentee ballots until 5:00 pm or
the closing of the town clerks office on this day. An authorized person, on behalf
of an absent voter may apply for an absent voter ballot not later than 12:00 noon on this
day. 17 V.S.A. § 2531(a). Clerks must make a list of absent voters and post it in their
offices. 17 V.S.A. § 2534.
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. § 2552.
- Town Clerk or other Presiding Officer must notify Election Officers of
their hours and duties. 17 V.S.A. § 2455.
March 2, 1999
TOWN MEETING DAY
THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
OF STATE WILL BE OPEN
UNTIL 9 PM. PLEASE CALL 802-828-2363.
(Before polls open) In towns using Australian Ballot, Town
Clerk must give Election Officials a list of those voters who have already cast absentee
ballots. 17 V.S.A. § 2548 (a).
(Before polls open) In towns using Australian Ballot,
Presiding Officer must post copies of the warning and notice and sample ballots. Also,
signs should be placed on or near the ballot boxes explaining procedures for depositing
ballots. 17 V.S.A. § 2523.
In towns using Australian Ballot, a list of absentee voters
must be posted at polling place (s) and in Town Clerks office upon opening the poll,
and must remain posted until all votes are counted. 17 V.S.A. § 2523.
Towns using Australian Ballot must open polls no earlier than
6:00 am and no later than 10:00 am (opening hour set by Board of Civil Authority). Polls
remain open until 7:00 pm. 17 V.S.A. § 2561.
Moderator opens business meeting at the time established by
Selectboard (unless town voted otherwise at a preceding meeting). 17 V.S.A. § 2655, 2657.
Presiding Officer must ensure that there is no campaigning of
any kind and no campaign literature displayed, placed or distributed inside building
containg a polling place. 17 V.S.A. § 2508.
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