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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 033 : APPORTIONMENT OF STATE SENATORS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 1881a)
  • § 1881a. Senatorial districts; nominations and election

    (a) The laws relating to the election of Senators in single counties shall apply in senatorial districts except as their application may be inconsistent with this section or the structure of those districts.

    (b) In senatorial districts, the senatorial district clerk shall be the county clerk for those towns within the district aggregating the largest population.

    (c) Petitions for nominating candidates for Senator in the General Assembly by primary or by certificates of nomination of candidates for that office by convention, caucus, committee, or voters under chapter 49 of this title may be filed in the office of any county clerk in a senatorial district. On the day after the last day for filing those petitions or certificates for that office, the other county clerk shall notify the senatorial district clerk of the facts concerning those petitions or certificates. The senatorial district clerk shall be responsible for determining the names of candidates and other facts required by law to appear on the ballot for the office of Senator, and for obtaining and distributing the ballots to the other clerks in the district. In senatorial districts, the ballots for Senator in the General Assembly shall be separate from those for other county officers.

    (d) The clerk of the less populous county in a senatorial district shall report the results of voting in his or her county immediately after they are determined to the senatorial district clerk, who shall issue the certificates of nomination or election required by law as to the office of Senator.

    (e) The canvassing of votes in a senatorial district shall be done in each county in the district as in the case of single counties, but the clerk of the less populous county in a senatorial district shall send a copy of the appropriate certificate to the clerk of the senatorial district who shall issue necessary certificates for the senatorial district. (Added 1965, No. 187, § 2; amended 1975, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 69.)