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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 051 : CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

Subchapter 006 : EARLY OR ABSENTEE VOTERS

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2540)
  • § 2540. Instructions to be sent with ballots

    (a) The town clerk shall send with all early voter absentee ballots and envelopes printed instructions, which may be included on the envelope, in substantially the following form:

     

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR EARLY OR ABSENTEE VOTERS

     

        1. Mark the ballots.

        2. Seal them in this envelope.

        3. Fill out and sign the certificate on the envelope.

        4. Mail or deliver the sealed envelope containing the ballots to the town clerk of the town where you are a registered voter in time to arrive no later than election day.

        Note: If these ballots have been brought to you personally by two justices of the peace because of your illness or physical disability, just return them to the justices after you have sealed and signed the envelope. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT  TO MARK YOUR BALLOTS IN PRIVATE  - but if you ask for help in filling out the  ballots, they will give it to you.

     

    BE SURE TO FILL OUT AND SIGN THE CERTIFICATE ON THIS ENVELOPE OR YOUR VOTE WILL NOT COUNT!

         (b) In the case of early absentee voting in a primary, the instructions shall also include appropriate instructions prepared by the secretary of state for separating and depositing unvoted ballots in a separate envelope provided and clearly marked for that purpose.

    (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 70; 2001, No. 6, §§ 12(a)-12(c), eff. April 10, 2001.)