Elections Calendar of Events

March
1

Last day for BCA to designate pairs of J.O.P.’s

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for the board of civil authority to designate pairs of justices of the peace, assuring a political balance in each pair, to deliver early or absentee ballots to ill and physically disabled voters (not later than three days prior to the election). 17 V.S.A. § 2538(a)

March
3

BCA to appoint a presiding officer

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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 § 2452

March
3

BCA to appoint assistant election officers

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Prior to the day of the election, board of civil authority must appoint assistant election officers for town meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2454

March
3

Clerks: List all early/absentee voters available upon request

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Clerks must make a list of all early or absentee voters available upon request at their office. 17 V.S.A. § 2534

March
3

Last day for informational hearings by Leg. body (Australian ballot)

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for legislative body to hold public informational hearing on any public question to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2680(g)

March
3

Procedure signs placed near ballot boxes by presiding officer

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The presiding officer shall make sure that signs informing voters of procedures for depositing ballots are placed on or near the ballot boxes before the polls open on election day. 17 V.S.A. § 2523(b)

March
3

Warning/notice/sample ballots/current checklist placed by presiding officer

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The presiding officer of each polling place must also post a copy of the warning and notice, sample ballots and the current checklist in a conspicuous place in each polling place before the polls open on election day. 17 V.S.A. § 2523(a)

March
3

Early/absentee ballot requests (until 5:00 p.m. or closing of town clerk’s office)

12:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Voters, family members, authorized persons or health care providers may request early or absentee ballots until 5:00 p.m. or the closing of the town clerk's office on this day. 17 V.S.A. § 2531(a)

March
4

Clerks: make lists of early/absentee voters available upon request

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Clerks must make a list of all early or absentee voters available upon request in each polling place as soon as it opens. 17 V.S.A. § 2534

March
4

Each town shall hold an annual meeting of legal voters

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

A meeting of the legal voters of each town shall be held annually on the first Tuesday in March unless the town charter changes the date or the voters have voted to begin on one of the three days preceding the Tuesday. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2640(a) and (b), 2631

This page was last updated: 2014-03-24