Petitions for Brattleboro Town and Town School District Officers and Town Meeting Members are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. Town elections will be Tuesday, March 7, and the Annual Representatives Town Meeting, Saturday, March 25.
Petitions for Town Officers must contain at least 30 valid signatures of registered Brattleboro voters and be filed in the clerk’s office no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 30 in order to have their name placed on the ballot.
Candidates for Town Meeting Member must file a nomination petition with at least 10 valid signatures of voters from the district where the candidate lives. Petitions of new candidates must be filed no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 30 (same date as Town Officer petitions). Incumbents for Town Meeting Member must return their Notice of Intent form no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 30.
Attached is a listing of vacancies along with the officer currently holding office. Also attached is a calendar of election related deadlines.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301
OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED
ANNUAL TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
MARCH 7, 2017
OFFICE PRESENTLY SERVING
MODERATOR - 1 year Lawrin Crispe
LISTER - 3 years Marshall Wheelock
SELECTBOARD - 3 years David Schoales
SELECTBOARD - 1 year (elect 2) David Gartenstein, Richard Degray
FIRST CONSTABLE - 1 year Richard H. Cooke
SECOND CONSTABLE - 1 year David J. Emery
TRUSTEE OF PUBLIC FUNDS - 3 years Benedict (Ben) Underhill
SCHOOL DIRECTOR - 3 years David G. Schoales
SCHOOL DIRECTORS - 1 year (elect 2) Todd Roach, Mark Truhan
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTORs – 3 years (elect 2) Ian Torrey, Russell Janis
TOWN MEETING MEMBERS TO BE ELECTED
DISTRICT 1 16 members for 3 years
3 member for 2 years
1 members for 1 year
DISTRICT 2 15 members for 3 years
3 member for 2 years
2 member for 1 year
DISTRICT 3 15 members for 3 years
1 member for 2 years
2 member for 1 year
Number of Town Meeting members to be elected is subject to change based on resignations prior to ballot deadline.
2017 ANNUAL TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING ELECTION CALENDAR
Thursday, January 19 Last day (5:00 P. M.) to file petition requesting that an article be placed on the Warning for Annual Town and Town School District Meeting (47 days preceding election). Approx. 425 (5%) signatures of registered Brattleboro voters required. 17 VSA 2642
Thursday, January 26 First day to post Warning for Annual Town and Town School District (not more than 40 days preceding election) 17 VSA 2641 (a)
Monday, January 30 Last day (5:00 P.M.) to file petition for Town and Town School District Officers (sixth Monday preceding election, 30 signatures required)17 VSA 2681 (a) and (b)
- Last day (5:00 P.M.) to file petition to be a candidate for Town Meeting Member (sixth Monday preceding election, 10 signatures from candidate’s district required). Section 4, Acts of 1959, Number 302
- Last day (5:00 P. M.) for Town Meeting Members who are candidates for re-election to give written notice to the Town Clerk (sixth Monday preceding election). Section 4, Acts of 1959, Number 302
Sunday, February 5 Last day to post Warning for Town and Town School District Meeting (not less than 30 days preceding election). 17 VSA 2641(a)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 BUHS ANNUAL MEETING (Second Tuesday in February)
Wednesday, February 15 Early ballots available. (not later than 20 days prior to election.) 17 VSA 2681(a)
Saturday, February 25 Last day to post sample ballots and voter information (for municipal elections, not less than 10 days preceding election). 17 VSA 2522(a)
Monday, March 6 Voters may request early ballots until 5:00 P.M. 17 VSA 2531(a)
TUESDAY, MARCH 7 TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS (first Tuesday in March).
Friday, March 17 Last day (5:00 P.M.) for a candidate for local office to file request for recount (within 10 days after election). 17 VSA 2683
SATURDAY, MARCH 25 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIVE TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING (third Saturday following first Tuesday in March). Section 6(f), Acts of 1959, Number 302
Tuesday, April 4 Last day (5:00 P.M.) for petition to be filed with Selectmen requesting question voted at Representative Town Meeting be submitted to voters of the Town at large (ten days after adjournment of meeting.) Requires 5% signatures of registered voters or 50 Town Meeting Members. See Charter, Article 3, Sect. 4.