The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 001 : TOWN OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE TO CITIZENS: TOWN MEETINGS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 157, § 2)
§ 157-2. Town meetings
(a) An annual Town meeting for the consideration of the budget and other Town business shall be held according to State law except as hereinafter provided.
(b) A special Town meeting
(1) may be called by a majority of the Selectboard; or
(2) shall be called by the Town Clerk upon receipt by the clerk of a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters, specifying the business to be transacted at the meeting.
(c) Whenever an issue or election is to be decided by Australian ballot, the ballot boxes shall be opened no earlier than 6:00 a.m., but no later than 10:00 a.m., as determined by the Board of Civil Authority as provided in Vermont Statutes Annotated, and shall close at 7:00 p.m. (Amended 2005, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2006.)