January 18 (Thursday)
Voters- Last day for voters to file a petition with the town clerk to have an article appear on the ballot. 17 V.S.A. §2642(a)(3)(A) (47 days prior to town meeting). Petition must contain signatures from at least 5% of registered voters in the municipality.
January 29 (Monday)
Candidates- In Australian ballot towns, nominating petitions and consent of candidate forms for town offices must be filed with the municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. (sixth Monday before the election). A nominating petition must be signed by 30 voters or one percent of the legal voters, whichever is less. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(a)(1)(2). Nominating petitions must contain the candidates name as it appears on the voter checklist. The consent of candidate may contain any nickname a candidate wishes to appear on the ballot. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(a)(3)
Clerks- Last day that a candidate seeking office can register to vote, in order to have their name printed on the ballot. The candidate should register before submitting their petition. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(a)(B)
March 5: Town Meeting Informational meeting, 7:30 PM at the St. Johnsbury Town School.
March 6: Town Meeting, Australian ballot, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the St. Johnsbury Town School.
March 27: Final installment of 2017 taxes due.
April 1: Last Day to license dogs without a late fee.
April 30: Liquor License Renewals due.
Last year, Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the launch of VT’s new Elections Management Platform. This streamlined the elections administration process, providing voters with greater access to voter specific information. Over 25,000 Vermonters registered to vote online in 2016. For the November General Election, nearly 6,500 Vermonters requested an absentee ballot through the My Voter Page.
By using the My Voter Page, a registered voter can:
Registered Voters can log in at: http://mvp.sec.state.vt.us
Online registration can be found at: http://olvr.sec.state.vt.us