Elections Calendar of Events

February
25

PACs and Parties in Local Election- Campaign Finance Report

All day

Political Committees (PACS) and Political Parties- PACs and Parties that have spent or raised over $1,000 for a local election must file a campaign finance report using the Campaign Finance Information System at https://campaignfinance.sec.state.vt.us/ 10 days prior to the election.  17 V.S.A. §2964(b)(1), 17 V.S.A. §2103(13)  

February
25

Candidates for Local Office- Campaign Finance Report

All day

Candidates- Local candidates who have spent or raised $500 or more must file a campaign finance report using the Campaign Finance Information System at https://campaignfinance.sec.state.vt.us/ 10 days prior to the election.  17 V.S.A. §2968(a), 17 V.S.A. §2103(13)  

February
25

Public Question Committee- Campaign Finance Deadline

All day

Public Question Spending- Any formal or informal committee of two or more individuals (including a corporation, labor organization, public interest group, or other entity) which makes expenditures of $1,000 or more during the local election cycle to advocate a position on a public question must file a campaign finance report using the Campaign Finance Information System at https://campaignfinance.sec.state.vt.us/ 30 days prior to the election.  17 V.S.A. §2970(a),  17 V.S.A. §2103(13)  

February
25

Clerks- Last Day to Post Sample Ballot

All day

Clerks- Last day to post sample ballots (for the municipal election) in the same places as the warning, notice, and checklist (not less than 10 days prior to town meeting).  17 V.S.A. § 2522(a)  

February
25

Clerks and Legislative Bodies- First Day to Hold Public Information Meeting

All day

Clerks and Legislative Body- In Australian ballot towns, first day to hold a public informational hearing on any public questions to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting.  The hearing must be held within 10 days before town meeting.  17 V.S.A. §2680(g)  

February
25

Clerks- Last Day to Post Warning for Public Info Meeting

All day

Clerks- In Australian ballot towns, last day to post warning for public informational hearing (on public question to be voted by Australian ballot at a town meeting. 17 V.S.A. §2680(g)  

February
25

Clerks- First Day To Test Vote Tabulator

All day

Clerks- 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)  

February
25

Clerks and Auditors- Distribute Town Report

All day

Clerks and Auditors- Must distribute town meeting warning in annual town report or other written form by this date to all postal patrons in the municipality to avoid publishing warning in newspaper (at least 10 days before town meeting).  17 V.S.A. §2641(b)  

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