Elections Calendar of Events

June
2

Town Clerks - may open/destroy used ballots/tally sheets from annual meeting (90 days after election)

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

In towns using Australian ballot, town clerk may open and destroy used town meeting ballots and tally sheets, except as otherwise provided by law (90 days after town meeting election). 17 V.S.A. § 2590(d)

June
12

Candidates - last day to file Primary petitions for major party candidates, General Election petitions for Independent candidates and statements of nomination for minor party candidates

12:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Primary petitions and consent forms for candidates who wish to be on the ballot for a major party primary and statements of nomination and consent forms from minor party candidates and independent candidates shall be filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday after the first Monday in June preceding the primary election. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2356, 2361, 2402(d)

June
16

Clerks - Last day to notify Sec. of State’s office of qualifying candidate names (3 days after last day for filing petitions)

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for town and county clerks to notify the Secretary of State of the names of all candidates, offices for which they have filed, and whether the petition conforms to statutory requirements (correct number of signatures)(within three days after the last day for filing petitions). 17 V.S.A. § 2359

June
16

Clerks - Last day to return non-conforming petitions (w/in 72 hours of receipt of petition)

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for clerks to return non-conforming petitions (within 72 hours of receipt of petition) to candidates with written statement why it cannot be accepted and requesting supplemental petitions by June 25 (not later than 10 days after the date for filing petitions). 17 V.S.A. § 2358(a) and (b)

June
23

Candidates - Supplementary petitions must be filed by 5:00 p.m.

12:00 AM to 5:00 PM

By 5:00 p.m., supplementary petitions to those originally rejected must be filed with the appropriate filing officer to qualify for the Primary (not later than 10 days after the date for filing petitions).  The petitions will again be subject to review in the same manner as the original submission.  17 V.S.A. § 2358(a) and (b), 2103(13)  

June
27

Last day for officials to notify Sec. of State’s office (supplementary petitions status)

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for officials who have received supplementary petitions from candidates to notify the Secretary of State with the status of such petition (not later than two days after the last day for filing supplementary petitions). 17 V.S.A. §§ 2359, 2103(13)

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