2006 ELECTION PROCEDURES
A guide for Town Clerks, Presiding Officers, Representative District Clerks, Senatorial District Clerks,
County Clerks, Boards of Civil Authority, Election Officials and
Assistants, Candidates and Voters.
Members of our boards of civil authority know that there is more to running Vermontís elections than checklists and
tabulators. In fact, the biggest challenge for those charged with running Vermontís elections is doing what needs to be done next --
before the deadline passes.
At the Secretary of State's Office we work hard to help ensure that Vermont's local officials run elections in a proper and legal
manner. The "2006 Election Procedures--A Guide for Election Officials" is designed to be used as an overview of the election process
and as a step-by-step reference for election officials for conducting elections. This guide will be supplemented during the election
year by Election Bulletin, sent out by the Elections Division to the town clerks as a reminder of the various requirements of election
administration as deadlines near.
There have been a number of changes to both federal and state election laws over the past two years. The procedures in this booklet
differ from previous versions of Election Perspectives! PLEASE DISCARD ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THIS BOOKLET.
This year, Vermont has four major parties that will be holding Primaries on September 12, 2006: Democrat,
Liberty Union, Progressive and Republican. It is a year in which we will elect a U.S. Senator, U.S.
Representative, all six statewide officers, all 30 members of the State Senate, 150 members of the Vermont
House of Representatives, Probate Judges, Assistant Judge (side judges), State's Attorneys, Sheriffs,
High Bailiffs and Justices of the Peace.
We have a lot of work to do! I am very pleased that we have a great Elections Division staff to serve you.
As always, we encourage you to call us for additional information or assistance.
Deborah L. Markowitz
Secretary of State
Kathy DeWolfe, Director, 828-2304
Melanie Hodge, Elections Administrator, 828-0175
David Crossman, Elections Administrator, 828-0771
Katie Lane-Karnas, Elections Administrator, 828-2464
2006 Election Procedures
(This is the text part of the publication - please click on a specific Appendix listed below as noted in
sections of the procedures manual.)
Representative District Clerks
Senatorial District Clerks
Request for Early or Absentee Voter Ballot
Administrative Complaint Procedure
Sample Local Justice of the Peace Ballot for Paper Ballot Towns
Voter Affirmation Form for Voter Registration to be Administered at the Polls
Candidates and Municipal Officials Guide to Placement of Political Campaign Signs
Adding Names, Maintaining and Purging the Checklist
Notice to Voters - Instructions for Marking Your Ballot
Rule on What Constitutes a Vote
Sworn Affidavit of Residency for Challenged Voters
2006 Elections Calendar
Vermont Chain of Custody Procedures - for Municipalities Using Accuvote Optical Scan Tabulating Machines
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