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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 107 : TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO

Subchapter 010 : ADDENDUM A; REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETINGS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 107, § 10.03)
  • § 107-10.3. Election of Town Meeting members; certification of voters; Town Meeting membership; notice; qualification; responsibilities

    (a)(1) At the first election of Town Meeting members to be held on the first Tuesday in March after the acceptance of this subchapter, the qualified voters of each district shall elect three Town Meeting members for every 180 voters or major fraction thereof, subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section. The first one-third elected in each district, in order of the number of votes received, shall serve for three years; the second one-third in such order of election shall serve for two years; and the remaining one-third in such order of election shall be elected to serve for one year. In the event of a tie vote the term of such members shall be designated by lot, and the presiding officer of the district shall certify such designation. All Town Meeting members shall serve for terms commencing on the day of their election.

    (2) Annually thereafter, on the first Tuesday in March, the voters of each district shall in like manner elect for the term of three years one Town Meeting member for every 180 voters or major fraction thereof, and shall also in like manner fill for the unexpired term or terms any vacancy or vacancies then existing in the number of Town Meeting members in such district, subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section.

    (3) The presiding officer of each district shall certify to the Town Clerk the results of the election in his or her district.

    (b) On the 15th day of December of any year in which said districts are established, revised, or changed, the Selectboard shall certify to the Town Clerk the total number of voters in each district and the total number of Town Meeting members each district is entitled to elect.

    (c) The total number of Town Meeting members shall in no event be more than 140 nor less than 100. If the total number of Town Meeting members on the basis set forth in subsection (a) of this section would be more than 140 or less than 100, then the Selectboard shall revise the proportion of representation so that the total number of Town Meeting members shall be no more than 140 nor less than 100, and the Selectboard shall set forth such proportion in their certification to the Town Clerk provided for in subsection (b) of this section.

    (d) After every election of Town Meeting members the Town Clerk shall forthwith mail to each member a notice of his or her election.

    (e) Every Town Meeting member shall be a qualified voter in the Town and living in the district from which he or she is chosen at the time of his or her election.

    (f) In addition to the elected Town Meeting members hereinbefore provided for, the following shall be members ex officio: the Selectboard, school directors, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Moderator, and Town Representatives who are residents of Brattleboro.

    (g) A person shall not vote for Town Meeting members, Town officers, or upon any other matter unless his or her name appears upon the check list prepared for such meeting.

    (h) Town Meeting members shall be expected to attend the annual Town Meeting, all special Town meetings, and any other meetings where issues affecting Brattleboro taxpayers are voted on and all other relevant informational meetings. (Amended 2003, No. M-6, § 2.)