Elections Calendar of Events
Voters - absentee/early voting begins12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Your town clerk will receive ballots for the Primary election by this date and early voting may begin. You can vote at the clerk's office duirng normal business hours or request that an absentee ballot be sent to you. If voting absentee, ballots must be returned to the clerk before the close of the polls on election day.
Town Clerks - absentee ballots requested by military and overseas voters must be sent12:30 AM to 12:30 AM
All absentee ballot requests received from military & overseas voters must be sent on this date or on the date that the request is received if it is received after 7/12/2014.
Town clerks receive and store primary ballots (45 days before election)12:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Town clerks must receive primary ballots (not later than 45 days before the election). Clerks should store the ballots, except those used for sample ballots and early or absentee ballots, in a secure location until the date of the election. 17 V.S.A. § 2479
BCA - may meet to divide JPs into equal pairs to deliver early/absentee ballots12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Anytime after the ballots are received, the BCA shall meet and divide the list of voters who are ill or who have a disability into as many equal parts as there are pairs of designated justices of the peace, and deliver those lists to the justices, together with early or absentee ballots and envelopes. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2538(b) This can happen no later than three days prior to the election.
Candidates, PACs, and Parties – campaign finance filing deadline12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Candidates that have rasied or spent $500 or more, political committees that have raised and spent $1,000 or more, and political parties that have raised or spent $1,000 or more must register and file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State. 17 V.S.A. § 2964. Candidates who have rolled over funds from previous campaigns are required to submit campaign finance reports. 17 V.S.A. § 2964.
Last day - U.S. Congressional candidates – file FEC (July qtr.)12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for U.S. Congressional candidates to file FEC quarterly reports for the July quarter (Apr. 1-Jun. 30). 2 U.S.C. § 434(a)(2), 17 V.S.A. § 2103(13)
BCA - last to divide master checklist12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for the board of civil authority to divide the checklist for convenient conduct of the election (at least 40 days before the election). 17 V.S.A. § 2501(a) and (b)
Clerks - Last day to request additional ballots for the Primary12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for clerks to request additional ballots for the Primary Election, due to unusual growth of the checklist (at least 40 days before the election). 17 V.S.A. § 2478(d)
Clerks - 5 copies of warnings/notice for each polling place received12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Town clerks receive at least five copies of the warning and notice for each polling place in the town (at least five days before they must be posted). Blanks should be filled in on each warning by the town clerk, listing the polling place, address and the time polls open in each town. 17 V.S.A. § 2521(b)
Clerks - Last day to post warning/notice for Primary election12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Last day for posting the warning and notice for the primary (30 days before the election). 17 V.S.A. § 2521(a) The checklist must also 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 over 5,000 population. In towns with less than 5,000 population, the checklist must only be posted one place in addition to the clerk’s office. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2141, 2521(a). In towns that divide their checklist, that portion of the checklist that applies to the district should be posted in each district.