The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 3. Senate certificates; oaths; Secretary; canvassing committee
The members-elect of the Senate shall deliver their certificates of election to the President of the Senate before 10 o'clock in the forenoon of the first Wednesday next after the first Monday of January, following their election; at which time, the Senate shall be called to order by its President and the names of the Senators who have presented their certificates shall be called. When a quorum appears, the members shall take and subscribe the oath of allegiance and the oath prescribed for Representatives to the General Assembly and shall then elect a Secretary, who shall appoint an Assistant Secretary, for whose acts he or she shall be responsible. The Senate shall then appoint a committee, consisting of one Senator from each district, to join such committee as the House of Representatives appoints, to canvass the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, and Attorney General.