The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 001 : TOWN OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE TO CITIZENS; TOWN MEETINGS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 101, § 2)
§ 2. Meetings and elections
(a) The second Tuesday in May shall be the date for the annual election of Town officers and for voting upon all questions to be decided by Australian ballot. Polls shall be open no less than nine consecutive hours. The Selectboard may designate one or more polling places within the Town for voting and may provide for the use of any mechanical or computer type devices for voting or counting votes, consistent with requirements of law. The Wednesday evening preceding the date for the annual election of the Town officers, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at a place designated by the Barre Town Selectboard, shall be the date of the annual meeting at which time there will be considered all non-Australian ballot matters. However, the voters at any annual election may designate a different date, time, or place for annual Town elections.
(b) Special Town meetings or elections:
(1) may be called by a majority of the Selectboard members; or
(2) shall be called by the Town Clerk upon receipt by him or her of a petition signed by at least 10 percent of the voters. The petition shall specify the business to be transacted at such meeting. The meeting shall be held within 60 days from the date the petition is filed with the Clerk.
(c) The budget proposal, established by the Selectboard, in accordance with section 28 of this charter, shall be submitted to the electorate at the annual election. If this proposal fails, the Town Clerk shall immediately warn an open Town meeting at which the budget shall be determined without a subsequent Australian ballot election. Section 5 of this charter on reconsiderations shall not apply to budget votes. (Amended 2011, No. M-3, § 2, eff. April 4, 2011; 2019, No. M-1, § 2, eff. April 19, 2019.)