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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters



(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 107, § 10.04)
  • § 10.4. Nomination of candidates; preparation and delivery of ballots; return of unused ballots

    (a)(1) Nomination of candidates for Town Meeting members shall be made by:

    (A) a certificate of nomination prepared by the Town Clerk that shall:

    (i) bear no political designation; and

    (ii) be signed by not fewer than 10 voters of the district in which the candidate lives; or

    (B) a notice of intent prepared by a Town Meeting Member on his or her own behalf.

    (2) A certificate of nomination or notice of intent shall be filed with the Town Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the sixth Monday preceding the election.

    (3) No certificate of nomination or notice of intent shall be valid in respect of any candidate whose written acceptance is not endorsed thereon or attached thereto when filed.

    (b) In addition to the ballots required by law for the election of Town and Town School District officers, and other questions to be determined by Australian ballot, the Town Clerk shall prepare a separate ballot for each district, which shall contain the names of all candidates for Town Meeting members from that district.

    (c) The Town Clerk shall cause to be delivered to the presiding officer of each district before the opening of the polls on the day of election the ballots to be used in such district, sealed and marked for such district, and a receipt shall be returned to him or her from the presiding officer thereof, which receipt, with a record of the number of ballots sent and the used and unused ballots, shall be returned to the Town Clerk with the check lists hereinbefore provided, and shall be preserved by the Town Clerk for six months. (Amended 2015, No. M-22 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2016.)