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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 055 : LOCAL ELECTIONS

Subchapter 002 : TOWN MEETINGS AND LOCAL ELECTIONS IN GENERAL

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2650)
  • § 2650. Additional listers and selectboard members

    (a) Additional listers. A town may vote at a special or annual town meeting to elect two additional listers for terms of one year each.

    (b) Additional selectboard members.

    (1)(A) A town may vote at a special or annual town meeting to elect two additional selectboard members for terms of either one or two years each.

    (B) When the terms of the additional selectboard members are to be for two years, the warning for the meeting shall so specify.

    (2)(A) If two additional selectboard member positions are created, they shall be for terms of the same length, but if the terms of the new positions are to be for two years, when the additional selectboard members are first elected, one shall be elected for one year and the other selectboard member for two years.

    (B) Terms of these additional selectboard members shall end on annual meeting days. If the additional selectboard members are elected at a special meeting, the term of those elected for one year shall expire on the next annual meeting day and those elected for two years shall expire on the second annual meeting day following their election.

    (c) Discontinuing additional listers or selectboard members.

    (1) A vote establishing additional listers or selectboard members shall remain in effect until the town votes to discontinue the two additional positions at an annual or special meeting duly warned for that purpose.

    (2) The term of office of any lister or selectboard member in office on the date a town votes to discontinue that office shall expire on the 31st day after the vote, unless a petition for reconsideration or rescission of that vote is filed with the clerk of the municipality in accordance with section 2661 of this chapter, in which case that section shall control. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2017, No. 50, § 50.)