Elections Calendar of Events

January
4

BCA - Last day to vote

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BCA - Last day (60 days before town meeting) in towns using Australian ballot for the BCA to vote to use a vote tabulator for town meeting if one is not currently used. 17 V.S.A. 2491(a)?

January
4

Clerks - Last day to warn the first public hearing

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Clerks- Last day to warn the first public hearing if charter adoption, amendment or repeal is to be voted at town meeting (60 days before town meeting). 17 V.S.A. 2641(a), 2645(a)(3) and (6)?

January
5

Clerks- Last day to enter participation for the 2018 General Election

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Clerks- Last day to enter participation for the 2018 General Election (within 60 days of the election). 17 V.S.A. 2593.?

January
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.    

January
17

Clerks and Voters- Last day for voters to file a petition

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Clerks and Voters- Last day for voters to file a petition with the town clerk to have an article appear on the ballot. 17 V.S.A. 2642(a)(3)(A) (47 days prior to town meeting). Petition must contain signatures from at least 5% of registered voters in the municipality

January
18

Clerks- notify petitioners within 24 hours

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Clerks- If petitions turned in do not conform to statute, clerks must notify the petitioners in writing within 24 hours why the petition does not conform. Petitioners must return supplementary petitions within 48 hours of being notified by the clerk. 17 V.S.A. 2642(a)(3)(A)

January
24

Clerks Using Tabulators- First day to warn a meeting to take place the day before an election

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Clerks Using Tabulators- First day (40 days prior to the election) to warn a meeting to take place the day before an election for the purpose of depositing absentee ballots into the vote tabulator. The BCA must vote to authorize the use of this procedure. Ballots can only be run through the tabulator the day before the election, must be conducted in the town clerk’s office, and follow all other procedures as laid out in 17 V.S.A. 2546?(a)

January
24

BCA- Last day for board of civil authority to divide the checklist

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BCA- Last day for board of civil authority to, if necessary, divide the checklist according to geographic boundaries. 17 V.S.A. 2501(a). The BCA is required to divide the checklist “If the questions and candidates to be voted upon are not identical for all voters in the town, so that different ballots will be used depending on where a voter lives”. 17 V.S.A. 2501(a)??

January
24

Clerks- Official copy of proposed charter amendments must be filed

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Clerks- Official copy of proposed charter amendments must be filed in town clerk’s office by this date if vote is to be taken on town meeting day (10 days before first public hearing). 17 V.S.A. 2645(a)(2)

January
24

Clerks - First day a clerk may post warnings for town meeting

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Clerks- First day a clerk may post warnings for town meeting (40 days prior to the election). The warning shall also be posted on the municipality’s website if it is regularly updated. 17 V.S.A. 2641(a)

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