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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 003 : CITY OF BURLINGTON

Subchapter 003 : CITY COUNCIL WITH MAYOR PRESIDING AND CITY COUNCIL

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 43)
  • § 3-43. Composition; Board for Registration of Voters; duties; appointments; offices

    (a) The City Council with Mayor presiding shall constitute the Board of Civil Authority for said City, except that all duties with respect to preparing checklists of voters and making additions thereto or alterations or corrections thereon imposed upon said Council by this charter or the provisions of the general statutes relating thereto shall be performed by a board of 10 members, to be known as the Board for Registration of Voters. Not more than five members of said Board shall at any one time be from the same political party.

    (b) On the first Monday in June 1994, the City Council with Mayor presiding shall appoint three members of said Board for Registration of Voters, two of whom shall be additional members of such Board. All members shall be legal voters of the City. Two of the three members so appointed shall be appointed for a term of five years and one of the members so appointed shall be appointed for a term of three years, each term commencing July 1, 1994, and continuing for the terms designated and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified. Thereafter on the first Monday in June in each year the City Council with Mayor presiding shall appoint either one or two members of said Board depending upon the expiration of terms to serve for a term of five years from the July first next succeeding or until his or her or their successor(s) is or are duly appointed and qualified. Vacancies in said Board for any cause shall be filled by appointment by the City Council with Mayor presiding for the balance of the unexpired term.

    (c) Said Board shall maintain an office in the City Hall of the City, open for business during the regular business hours of said City, wherein shall be kept available for public inspection the records pertaining to the qualifications of all legal voters and freemen of the City. Said Board shall advise any petitioner affected by an adverse decision of his or her statutory right to seek judicial review of such decision. Said Board shall also appoint a Clerk, who need not be a member thereof, who shall have such duties as the Board may assign, together with the duties imposed upon the Chief Administrative Officer by sections 106 and 107 of the Vermont Statutes, Revision of 1947, as amended. Records of the taking of freemen's oaths heretofore kept by the City Clerk shall be transferred to the Clerk of said Board. (Amended 1997, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 26, eff. April 23, 1998; 2001, No. M-6, § 2; 2013, No. M-15 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 3, 2015.)