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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 055 : Local Elections

Subchapter 003 : Local Elections Using the Australian Ballot System

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2682)
  • § 2682. Process of voting; appointments

    (a) Election expenses shall be assumed by the municipality.

    (b) Returns shall be filed with the town clerk.

    (c) In a municipal election controlled by this subchapter, the person receiving the greatest number of votes for an office shall be declared elected to that office and a certificate of election need not be issued.

    (d) In the event no person files a petition for an office that is to be filled at the annual or special meeting of a municipality, and if no person is otherwise elected to fill the office, a majority of the legislative body of the municipality may appoint a voter of the municipality to fill the office until the next annual meeting.

    (e) [Repealed.]

    (f) When the same number of persons are nominated for any town office as there are positions to be filled, the presiding officer may declare the whole slate of candidates elected without making individual tallies, provided each person on the slate has more votes than the largest number of write-in votes for any one write-in candidate. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 111; 2007, No. 54, § 14; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 53.)