Elections Calendar of Events

February
21

Clerks and 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.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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
21

Clerks- Last day to post a sample ballot

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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
21

Clerks- Last day to post warning for informational hearing

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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. 17 V.S.A. §2680(g)  

February
21

Clerks- Voting machines must be tested

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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
23

Local Candidates- Deadline to file campaign finance report

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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

PAC's and Parties- Deadline to file campaign finance reports

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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
23

Public Question Spending Reporting Deadline

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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
25

Clerks and Voters- Last day to register to vote for March 3 Town Meeting

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day, until 5:00 p.m., to apply for addition to the checklist to vote at town meeting.  Town clerks' offices must be open from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to accept applications.  17 V.S.A §2144(a)   Last day to receive a request for an application for addition to the checklist accompanying an early or absentee ballot request (by 5:00 p.m.).  17 V.S.A. § 2532(b) and (c)   Last day, until 5:00 p.m., for people who are not eligible to register by this date but who will be eligible by election day to file a written notice of intent to apply with the town clerk and to request an early or absentee ballot.  17 V.S.A. § 2144(b) and (c)  

February
26

Clerks and BCA- Last day for clerk to forward to the BCA a list of added voters

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for town clerk to forward to the board of civil authority a list of voters added to the checklist (at least five days before town meeting).  17 V.S.A. § 2144b(d)  

February
26

Clerks- Warning must be published in a newspaper if it has not been published in town report.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Town meeting warning must be published in newspaper by this date if warning has not been published in the Town Report or otherwise distributed (five days before the meeting).  17 V.S.A. § 2641(b)  

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