Absentee Ballots Now Available and Other Helpful Brattleboro Election Information

Below is information that might be helpful to know for March 6th local elections.

Attached is a sample ballot from each of Brattleboro’s three districts. All districts’ ballots are the same except for Town Meeting Members for each district. Absentee ballots are currently available at the Town Clerk’s Office and may be requested until 5:00 pm on Monday, March 5.

Sample ballots can also be found on our website at www.brattleboro.org.

Polling place for all three districts in Brattleboro is the Selectboard Meeting Room, second floor of the Municipal Center, 230 Main Street, Room 212, from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.

The entire back parking lot at the Municipal Center will be reserved for voters on election day. There are handicapped parking spaces close to the back entrance.

There is an elevator immediately inside the door to take voters to the second floor for voting.

Town Meeting members are still needed in each district – District 1 has 7 three-year seats open, 3 two-year seats open, and 3 one-year seats open; District 2 has 2 three-year seats open and 2 one-year seats open, and District 3 has 4 three-year seats open, 4 two-years seats open, and 2 one-year seats open.

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 are required to be elected.

Election information is posted on www.brattleboro.org

Election results will be posted on the town website as soon as possible after the polls close that evening.

Starting in January of 2017 Vermont now has same day voter registration, however to save time on Election Day it is advisable to register in advance to vote by contacting the Town Clerk’s Office or online at https://olvr.sec.state.vt.us/ .

Office hours for the Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office are 8:30AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. In addition to regular hours, the office will open Saturday, March 3, from 9AM to noon for early voting and will be closed Tuesday, March 6, election day.

Contact the Brattleboro Town Clerk if you have any election questions 251-8129 or hfrancis@brattleboro.org

Thank you,

Hilary Francis
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301

ph 802-251-8129
fax 802-257-2312

Comments | 1

  • The usual reminder that this is bad

    “Declarations of Candidacy will be posted on a bulletin board at the polls so voters will be aware of those interested in vacant positions.”

    So, if you vote early using the Absentee Ballot, you can’t know who is a qualified write-in and your vote may not count.

    And, if you come to the polls and want to write someone in who isn’t “on the list” your vote doesn’t count.

    The change to write-ins happened just a few years ago. Please change it back, Representative Town Meeting! Let all write-ins count again, and let those using absentee ballots have their voices heard fully.

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