Elections Calendar of Events

August
28

All Town Clerks - ensure delivery of ORV to Sec. of State’s office, Representative District Clerks and County Clerks

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

In a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State and within 48 hours of the close of the polls, the town clerk shall deliver one certified copy of the official return of vote to the Secretary of State, representative district clerk, senatorial district clerk and county clerk. 17 V.S.A. § 2588

August
29

Candidates - last day to withdraw name from general election ballot

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for validly nominated candidates to withdraw their names from the ballot by filing a written notice with the town clerk in the case of a justice of the peace, or with the Secretary of State in the case of all other offices (third day following the primary). 17 V.S.A. § 2412

August
29

Candidates nominated by more than one party - last day to choose party status

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for persons nominated by any means for the same office by more than one political party to elect the party or parties for which they will be candidates (first Friday following the Primary Election).  17 V.S.A. § 2474(a).  Candidates shall notify the Secretary of State's office of their decision by this date.  

August
29

Canvassing committees for Senate, County office, and multi-town Representative districts - meet at 10 a.m.

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Representative district canvassing committees in multi-town districts, and canvassing committees for state senator and county offices meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns (three days after the election). 17 V.S.A. § 2368

August
29

Canvassing committee-single member district-file canvassing report with Sec. of State’s office and send cert. of nomination to winning candidates

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Canvassing committee for single member district must also file with the Secretary of State a list (the "canvassing report") showing the vote for each candidate of each party for each office.  17 V.S.A. § 2371(a).  Also, last day for canvassing committees in single town districts to prepare and sign certificates of nomination and mail or deliver in person to each candidate nominated a notice of nomination  (within two days after the canvassing meeting). 17 V.S.A. § 2371(a)  

August
29

Town Party Committees - Last day to file statements of nomination for Justice of the Peace candidates

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for town party chairmen to file statements of nomination for justice of the peace candidates nominated by party caucus or by town party committee with the Town Clerk (not later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after the primary election). 17 V.S.A. § 2413(a) and (b)

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