Elections Calendar of Events

August
14

Clerks Using Vote Tabulator- Confirm number of absentee ballots run through the vote tabulator

All day

Clerks Using Tabulators – If early voter absentee ballots have been deposited as per the procedures in 17 V.S.A. § 2546a on the preceding day: when the vote tabulator is turned on at the polling place, the Town Clerk shall verify that the number of ballots on the vote tabulator matches the number that the Town Clerk verified on the preceding day. 17 V.S.A. § 2546a(e)(3), (g)  

August
14

Clerks- Enter election night results in VEMS

All day

Clerks – Must enter unofficial election night results into VEMS on the night of the election. 17 V.S.A. § 2588(c)(1). This only requires entry of vote totals for the candidates named on the ballot and does not require reporting of individual write-in vote totals. Please contact the Elections Division on the night of the election if you are unable to enter your results in VEMS. Your Official Return of Votes must then be entered into VEMS no later than 48 hours following the election.  

August
14

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

All day

A primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in August in each even numbered year for the nomination of candidates of major political parties for all offices to be voted for at the succeeding general election, except candidates for president and vice president of the United States, their electors, and justices of the peace. 17 V.S.A. § 2351  

August
14

Clerks and Voters- Polling places open no earlier than 5 am and no later than 10 am

All day

Clerks- All polling places may open no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. and must close at 7:00 p.m. 17 V.S.A. § 2561  

August
15

PACS- Campaign Finance Report Due

All day

PACs- PACs that have previously registered or new PACs that have raised and spent over $1,000 or more, must file a campaign finance report using the Campaign Finance Information System https://campaignfinance.sec.state.vt.us/. 17 V.S.A. §2964 (a)(1)(A)  

August
15

Political Parties- Campaign Finance Report Due

All day

Political Parties- Parties that have previously registered or parties that have raised or spent over $1,000 or more, must file a campaign finance report using the Campaign Finance Information System https://campaignfinance.sec.state.vt.us/. 17 V.S.A. §2964 (a)(1)(A)  

August
15

Representative District Clerks in Single Town Districts- Canvass meeting at 10 am

All day

Representative district canvassing committees for single town districts meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns. 17 V.S.A. § 2368  

August
15

Statewide, county, and General Assembly candidates- Campaign Finance Report Due

All day

Statewide, county, and General Assembly candidates- Candidates who have surplus funds from previous campaigns or any candidate that has raised or spent $500 must file a campaign finance report using the Campaign Finance Information System https://campaignfinance.sec.state.vt.us/ 17 V.S.A. §2964 (a)(1) and (2).  

August
16

Clerks- Official Return of Votes must be filed by today

All day

Clerks- Official return of votes must be filed by today (48 Hours after the election). 17 V.S.A. §2588(6)(C)  

August
16

Bennington Battle Day- Elections Division Open; State Offices Closed

All day

   

This page was last updated: 2018-03-15