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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 049 : Nominations

Subchapter 004 : Miscellaneous Provisions

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2413)
  • § 2413. Nomination of justices of the peace

    (a)(1) The party members in each town, on or before each primary election, upon the call of the town committee, may meet in caucus and nominate candidates for justice of the peace.

    (2)(A) The committee shall give notice of the caucus by posting notice at the office of the town clerk and two other public places in the town at least five days prior to the caucus.

    (B) In addition, for towns with over 3,000 voters, the committee shall post this notice at least one day prior to the caucus:

    (i)(I) in a newspaper of general circulation within the town; or

    (II) on a nonpartisan electronic news media website that specializes in news of the State or the community; and

    (ii) on the municipality’s website, if the municipality actively updates its website on a regular basis.

    (3) [Repealed.]

    (b) If it does not hold a caucus as provided in subsection (a) of this section, the town committee shall meet and nominate candidates for justices of the peace as provided in sections 2381 through 2385 of this title. At least three days prior to this meeting, the town committee shall provide notice of the meeting by e-mailing or mailing committee members and by posting notice of the meeting in the office of the town clerk and in two other public places in the town.

    (c) In any town in which a political party has not formally organized, any three members of the party who are voters in the town may call a caucus to nominate candidates for justice of the peace by giving notice as required in subsection (a) of this section. Upon meeting, the caucus shall first elect a chair and a secretary. Thereafter the caucus shall nominate its candidates for justice of the peace.

    (d) [Repealed.]

    (e) For any nomination made under this section, the chair and secretary of the committee or caucus shall file the statement required by section 2385 of this title by 5:00 p.m. on the third day following the primary election. (Added 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 36; amended 2009, No. 73 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. April 7, 2010; 2009, No. 98 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 10, 2010; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 18, eff. May 28, 2014; 2015, No. 30, § 8, eff. May 26, 2015.)