2012 ELECTION PROCEDURES
A guide for Town Clerks, Presiding Officers, Representative District Clerks, Senatorial District Clerks,
County Clerks, Boards of Civil Authority, Election Officials, Candidates and Voters.
"2012 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 is supplemented during the election
year by Election Bulletins 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 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.
Note that the "Guide to Campaign Finance" has been revised as of 2012. The Campaign Finance guide is availagle on the Elections Division website. In addition, a complete 2012 Elections Calendar is available on the Elections Division website at http://www.vermont-elections.org.
This year, Vermont has three major parties that will be holding Primaries on August 28, 2012: Democrat,
Progressive and Republican. It is a year in which we will elect one of our U.S. Senators, our U.S.
Representative, all six statewide officers, all 30 members of the State Senate, 150 members of the Vermont
House of Representatives, High Bailiffs and Justices of the Peace.
Our Elections Division staff is here to serve you.
As always, we encourage you to call us for additional information or assistance.
Call Toll Free 1-800-439-8683, (out-of-state: 802-828-2363) or call direct
Kathy Scheele, Director, 828-2304
Lori Bjornlund, Elections Administrator, 828-2464
Will Senning, Elections Administrator, 828-0175
Elizabeth Harrington, Elections Administrator, 828-0771
Lelonie Adams, Elections Administrator, 828-1931
2012 Election Procedures
(This is the entire document in pdf format.)
APPENDIX A: Request for Early or Absentee Voter Ballot
Sworn Voter Affirmation Form for Addition to the Checklist to be administered at the Polls
Vermont Voter Affidavit Form for Undelivered or Lost Absentee Ballots
Sworn Affirmation of Residence/Domicile for Challenged Voters
Sworn Affirmation of Residence/Domicile for Challenged Voters - for Military and Overseas Voters
APPENDIX E: Vermont Voter Bill of Rights
Notice to Voters - Instructions for Marking Your Ballot
Sample Local Justice of the Peace Ballot for Paper Ballot Towns
Defective Ballot Envelope Cover Sheet
Spoiled Ballot Envelope Cover Sheet
Polling Place Checklists
Administrative Complaint Procedure
Rule on What Constitutes a Vote
Illustrations of Ballot Markings of Voter Intent
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