The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 001 : TOWN OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE TO CITIZENS: TOWN MEETINGS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 157, § 6)
§ 157-6. Conduct
(a) The Moderator shall preside at all Town meetings, but in the Moderator's absence, the Town Clerk shall call the meeting to order, and the first order of business shall be the election of a Moderator Pro Tempore to preside for the duration of the meeting. The Moderator shall conduct every meeting according to this charter, the laws of the State of Vermont, and Roberts' Rules of Order, Newly Revised, when not in conflict with this charter or the laws of the State of Vermont. The Moderator shall preserve order in the conduct of the business of the meeting and in all things preserve the principles of fairness and openness in Town government.
(b) The Town Clerk shall be the presiding officer at all Town elections by Australian ballots and shall cooperate with the Board of Civil Authority to assure that all laws relating to elections are faithfully observed. While the polls are open, the Town Clerk may rule on all questions concerning the conduct of the election and shall not be disqualified from performing any duties by reason of his or her own candidacy for any office. In the Town Clerk's absence, the members of the Board of Civil Authority who are present may designate one of their members to perform the Town Clerk's duties under this section.