Sample Annual Town Meeting Warning
All towns must include the Notice and Instructions for
Voters with the posting of the warning. You may download sample Notice to
Voters here. Please choose the appropriate notice for the type of ballot that
is used in your municipality. These notices are Microsoft Word documents that are
printed on 8 1/2 x 14 inch paper.
Notice and Instructions to Voters - Floor Vote
Notice and Instructions to Voters - Paper Ballots
Notice and Instructions to Voters - Accuvote Ballots
Listed below are some other samples of
warnings that you may click on and download. (These documents are also
in Microsoft Word format.)
and Floor Vote #1
and Floor Vote #2
Listed below are the sections of
the Vermont Statutes that pertain to the Warning and Notice for Local
17 V.S.A. § 2641. Warning and notice required;
publication of warnings
(a) The legislative body of a
municipality shall warn a meeting by posting a warning and notice
in at least two public places in the town, and in or near the town
clerk's office, not less than 30 nor more than 40 days before the
meeting. If a town has more than one polling place and the polling
places are not all in the same building, the warning and notice
shall be posted in at least two public places within each voting
district and in or near the town clerk's office.
addition, the warning shall be published in a newspaper of general
circulation in the municipality at least five days before the
meeting, unless the warning is published in the town report and
the town report is mailed or otherwise distributed to the voters
at least 10 days before the meeting. The legislative body annually
shall designate the paper in which these warnings shall be
published. This shall not apply to municipal informational
meetings at which no voting is to take place.
17 V.S.A. § 2642. Warning and notice contents
(a) The warning shall include the date and time of the
election, location of the polling place or places, and the nature
of the meeting or election. It shall, be separate articles,
specifically indicate the business to be transacted, to include
the offices and the questions to be voted upon. The warning shall
also contain any article or articles requested by a petition
signed by at least five percent of the voters of the municipality
and filed with the municipal clerk not less than 40 days before
the day of the meeting.
(b) The posted notice that accompanies
the warning shall include information on voter registration,
information on early or absentee voting where applicable and other
17 V.S.A. § 2644. Warnings
warning for each municipal meeting shall be signed by a majority
of the legislative body and shall be filed with the clerk and
recorded before being posted. When all positions on the
legislative body are vacant, warnings may be signed by the clerk.
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