Elections Calendar of Events

February
14

Clerks and BCA- Ill or physically disabled ballot may be delivered starting on this date

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Clerks and BCA- In Australian ballot towns, ill or physically disabled voters who have requested absentee ballots may be delivered ballots as soon as ballots are ready.  Members of the BCA, or the town clerk if designated by the BCA, may appoint BCA members of opposite parties to deliver the ballots.  17 V.S.A. §2538    

February
14

Clerks- Ballots must be ready by this date

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Clerks- In Australian ballot towns, ballots for local officers and local public questions shall be prepared by the town clerk and available not later than 20 days before the election.  17 V.S.A. § 2681a(a)  

February
15

LOBBYIST DISCLOSURE FILING DEADLINE

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Online Lobbyist Disclosure Deadline filing for ALL Lobbyists, Lobbyist Employers and Lobbying Firms. Filing AFTER this date will subject you to late filing fees.    

February
23

Clerks- Last day to post warning for public informational hearing

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Clerks- In Australian ballot towns, last day (10 days prior to the day preceding the election) to post warning for public informational hearing on public question to be voted by Australian ballot at a town meeting. The warning must be posted in at least two public places within the municipality and in the town clerk’s office. The legislative body is responsible for the administration of the informational hearing and the preparation of minutes.  17 V.S.A. §2680(g)    

February
24

Local candidates- Campaign finance report due

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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
24

Clerks- Last day to test vote tabulator

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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
24

Public Question Spending- Campaign Finance Report due

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/ 10 days prior to the election.  17 V.S.A. §2970(a), 17 V.S.A. §2103(13)  

February
24

PACs active in local elections- Campaign Finance Report Due

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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
24

Town legislative body- First day to hold public informational hearing

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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
24

Clerks- Last day to post warning for public information hearing

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. The legislative body is responsible for the administration of the informational hearing and the preparation of minutes.  17 V.S.A. §2680(g)  

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