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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters



(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 107, § 2.03)
  • § 2.3. Manner of election

    (a) Representative Town Meeting members: Representative Town Meeting members shall be elected by Australian ballot on the first Tuesday in March of each year. Voters in each district shall elect, for staggered terms, three members for every 180 voters or major fraction thereof. Members shall serve for three years, except that a member elected to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the term. The manner of elections is fully prescribed in 1959 Acts and Resolves No. 302.

    (b) Other officers: Other officers shall be elected at large by Australian ballot on the first Tuesday in March.

    (c) The Australian ballot system for election of officers shall require the use of printed ballots. Such ballots shall be retained to ensure that a verifiable record of all votes taken is preserved and available in the event of a challenge or recount.

    (d) Candidacy for Town officers and Representative Town Meeting members, with the exception of write-in candidates, shall conform with State statute or 1959 Acts and Resolves No. 302. A candidate who intends to be a write-in candidate for a Town office or a Representative Town Meeting member shall notify the Town Clerk prior to the close of the polls on election day. Only votes for declared candidates shall be counted. (Amended 2003, No. M-6, § 2; 2011, No. M-10 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 27, 2012.)