Elections Calendar of Events

February
13

Clerks- First day to post a warning

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Clerks- First day to post a warning at least 10 days prior to a public informational hearing on any issues voted by Australian ballot (hearing must take place at least 10 days prior to the election). The legislative body is responsible for the administration of the informational hearing and the preparation of minutes. 17 V.S.A. 2680(g) ?

February
13

Clerks and BCA- absentee ballots may be delivered as soon as ready.

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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
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
22

Clerks- last day to post warning

All day

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
23

Parties and PACs file a campaign finance report

All day

Political Parties and Political Action Committees (PACs)- Parties and PACs that have raised or spent 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) ?

February
23

Public Question Spending

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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
23

Legislative Body- first day to hold a public 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 and must be warned at least 10 days in advance of the hearing. 17 V.S.A. 2680(g) ?

February
23

Candidates- file a campaign finance report

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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
23

Clerks- Last day to post sample ballots

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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
23

Clerks and Auditors- Must distribute town meeting warning

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Clerks and Auditors- Must distribute town meeting warning in annual town report (at least 10 days prior to town meeting) or other written form by this date to all postal patrons in the municipality to avoid publishing warning in newspaper (if publishing in the newspaper that must happen at least 5 days before town meeting). 24 V.S.A. 1682, 17 V.S.A. 2641(b) ?

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