Below is information that might be helpful to know for March 7th local elections. The Windham Southeast School District Annual Election of School Directors will be held in addition to the Annual Town Meeting Day elections.
The polling place for all three districts in Brattleboro is the American Legion, 32 Linden St., from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Masks are no longer required to enter the American Legion for voting, but they are certainly welcome and will be provided along with hand sanitizer.
Parking is available at the American Legion, the State Building, and the Municipal Center parking lots. There are handicapped parking spaces close to the American Legion entrance.
There is a wheelchair immediately inside the door with a ramp for anyone that may need it.
Town Meeting members are still needed in all districts, as well as the 2-year term for Lister.
Anyone interested in running for a position as a write-in candidate must file a Declaration of Candidacy with the town clerk by the close of the polls on election day in order for their votes to be counted. Declarations of Candidacy will be posted on a bulletin board at the polls so voters will be aware of those interested in vacant positions. A minimum of ten votes for Town Meeting Member, and thirty votes for Town Officers are required to be elected. Votes must be for the correct position and term length in order to be counted.
Election information, including sample ballots, is posted on www.brattleboro.org. Go to “How may we help you” and then “Elections.”
Unofficial election results will be posted on the town website as soon as possible after the polls close that evening.
Vermont has same day voter registration, however to save time on Election Day it is advisable to register prior to 5:00 pm the day before the election, by visiting https://olvr.vermont.gov . You can also update your voter information or request a ballot at https://mvp.vermont.gov.
If you requested absentee ballots, be sure to return them. We must have them in-hand by 7:00 pm on March 7 in order to count them. You can return ballots by mail, although at this point in time it is recommended to do so by placing them in the drop box in the Municipal Center parking lot, or by bringing them directly to the polls on election day.
Office hours for the Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office are 8:30AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. We will be closed Tuesday, March 7, election day. Contact the Brattleboro Town Clerk if you have any election questions 802-251-8157 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro, VT 05301