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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 043 : QUALIFICATION AND REGISTRATION OF VOTERS

Subchapter 002 : REGISTRATION OF VOTERS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2146)
  • § 2146. Action of board of civil authority or town clerk in revising checklist

    (a) At a meeting to revise the checklist, the board of civil authority shall determine whether any person who has applied to be registered to vote meets the requirements of section 2121 of this title. On demand of a majority of the board present, applicants may be examined under oath concerning the facts stated in the application. The board may make such investigation as it deems proper to verify any statement made under oath by an applicant.

    (b) As soon as possible, after receipt of an application, the board or, upon request of the board, the town clerk shall inform an applicant of its action as provided in subsection (d) of section 2145 of this chapter. If the board rejects an applicant, it shall also notify him or her forthwith, in person or by first class mail directed to the address given in the application, of its reasons. The notice shall be in substantially the following form:

     

    REJECTION OF APPLICATION FOR ADDITION

    TO CHECKLIST

    The Board of Civil Authority of   ………………………………………...,

    (Town/City)

    having met on  .......20  .... to consider applications for addition to the checklist, have found probable cause, as stated below, to reject the application of  ............

    ..................................................................... .

    (Name)

    Cause for rejection:

    (a) AGE:

    (b) CITIZENSHIP:

    (c) VOTER'S OATH:

    (d) RESIDENCE:

    The Board of Civil Authority will meet on the  .......... day of ......., 20  ........, at  .................... o'clock at the following location:  .................... to reconsider your application and give you an opportunity to appear before the Board. You may present any information or witnesses you wish at that time, or you may appeal directly to any Superior or District judge in this county or district.

    .............................................................................

    Town Clerk or Chairman of Board

    of Civil Authority 

     

     (c) If the notice required under subsection (b) of this section is returned undelivered, the board of civil authority shall proceed to remove the person's name from the checklist in the manner set forth in section 2150 of this title. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; 1981, No. 239 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1997, No. 47, §§ 7, 11; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 72.)