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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 051 : CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

Subchapter 002 : BALLOTS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2473)
  • § 2473. Provisions relative to presidential election

    (a) When the president and vice president are to be elected, the ballot shall contain the names of all candidates for these offices, arranged in alphabetical order according to the surname of the presidential candidate of each party. The names of the electors shall not be printed on the ballot. A vote for the presidential and vice presidential nominees of a party shall constitute a vote for the electors nominated by that party.

    (b) The name and state of residence of the presidential and vice presidential candidate of each party shall be listed on separate lines joined together by a bracket, followed by the party designations and a single square for that pair of candidates. In lieu of the instructions: "Vote for not more than (the number of candidates to be elected)," the following instructions shall appear: "Mark ONE oval only."

    (c) If a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot receives the greatest number of votes for president, the secretary of state shall notify him of that fact, and within two weeks thereafter, the candidate shall file with the secretary of state, a list of freemen equal to the number of electors which the state is entitled to elect. The list shall be signed by the candidate personally. The persons so named shall be electors, having the duties prescribed in this title. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2007, No. 54, § 6.)