Elections Calendar of Events

February
1

Candidates- Last Day to Hand In Supplemental Peititions

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Candidates- In Australian ballot towns, supplementary petitions for municipal candidates whose original petitions were defective must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday after the filing deadline). 17 V.S.A. § 2681(e)  

February
1

Local Candidates- Last Day to Withdraw from Election

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Candidates- In Australian ballot towns, a candidate may withdraw by notifying the municipal clerk in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday after the filing deadline). 17 V.S.A. § 2681(d)  

February
5

Candidates for Local Office- Campaign Finance Deadline

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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/ 30 days prior to the election.  17 V.S.A. §2968(a), 17 V.S.A. §2103(13)  

February
5

PACs and Parties Active in Local Elections- Campaign Finance Deadline

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Political Committees (PACS) and Political Parties- 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/ 30 days prior to the election.  17 V.S.A. §2964(b)(1), 17 V.S.A. §2103(13)  

February
5

Public Question Committee- Campaign Finance Deadline

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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/ 30 days prior to the election.  17 V.S.A. §2970(a),  17 V.S.A. §2103(13)  

February
5

Clerks- Last Day to Post Warning for Town Meeting

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Clerks- This is the last day that the warning and notice for town meeting may be posted (30 days before the election).  17 V.S.A. §§ 2521(a) and 2641(a)    Checklist must be posted in two or more public places in the town in addition to being posted at the town clerk's office in towns with population over 5,000.  In towns with a population of less than 5,000, the checklist must only be posted in one place in addition to the clerk's office.  17 V.S.A. §§ 2141, 2521(a)  

February
5

Clerks Using Tabulators- Last Day to Warn Meeting for Counting Absentee Ballots the Day Before the Election

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Clerks Using Vote Tabulators- Last day to post the warning to run the absentee ballots through the vote tabulator, day preceding election (30 days prior to the election).  17 V.S.A. §2546a  

February
5

Clerks- Last Day to Hold Public Hearing on Charter Changes

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Clerks- Last day to hold first public hearing on charter amendments if article is to be voted at town meeting.  First public hearing shall be at least 30 days before the meeting.  17 V.S.A. §2645(a)(3)  

February
15

Clerks- Town Meeting Ballots Must Be Ready

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Clerks- In Australian ballot towns, ballots for local officers and local public questions shall be prepared by the town clerk and available not later than 20 days before the election.  17 V.S.A. § 2681a(a).  Sick ballots may begin to be delivered by the BCA 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.    

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