Elections Calendar of Events

August
12

Clerks: Justice of the Peace Nominations due from Parties and Independent Candidates

All day

Last day for town party chairmen to file statements of nomination for justice of the peace candidates nominated by party caucus or by town party committee with the Town Clerk (not later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after the primary election).  17 V.S. A. § 2413(a) and (b)  

August
12

Representative district canvassing committees in multi-town districts, and canvassing committees for state senator and county offices meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns

All day

Representative district canvassing committees in multi-town districts, and canvassing committees for state senator and county offices meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns (three days after the election).  17 V.S.A. § 2368  

August
14

Clerks: Last day for a political party to nominate candidate in a tie race

All day

In the case of a tie between two candidates of the same party for the same office, last day for the state committee of a party, for a state or congressional office; the senatorial district committee for state senate; the county committee for county office; or the representative district committee for a representative to the general assembly to post notice of a meeting to nominate a candidate from among the tied candidates in the primary election (notice shall be given five days before the meeting, which shall occur no later than 10 days following the primary). 17 V.S.A. § 2369(1)  

August
15

Last day for Major Party to Nominate by Committee

All day

The last day for a Major Party to nominate a candidate by committee in the case of a failure to nominate by primary.  17 V.S.A 2386(a).  

August
15

Statewide and General Assembly candidates: Campaign finance reports due

All day

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
15

PACs and Political Parties: Campaign finance report due

All day

PACs and Parties 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
16

Clerks: Last day for a losing candidate to request a recount (within 7 days after the election).

All day

Last day for a losing candidate to request a recount (within 7 days after the election).  17 V.S.A. § 2602(b)  

August
17

Canvassing committees for statewide and congressional offices meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns (one week after the primary)

All day

Canvassing committees for statewide and congressional offices meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns (one week after the primary). 17 V.S.A. § 2368, 17 V.S.A. § 2103(13)  

August
19

Clerks - last day to provide SOS local articles and JP candidates for November ballot

All day

If your town wants to place a local election article on the November General ballot, or if you wuld like to include your Justice of the Peace candidates on the November ballot, this is the last day to submit your article and/or JP candidates to the Secretary of State’s office.   

August
24

Clerks: Last day that a legal voter may contest the results of the primary election (within 15 days after the election).

All day

Last day that a legal voter may contest the results of the primary election (within 15 days after the election).  17 V.S.A. § 2603(c)  

This page was last updated: 2014-03-24