Can you please post a reminder that petitions for Brattleboro Town Officers, Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) Board Members, and Town Meeting Members are available at the Town Clerk’s office. Town elections will be Tuesday, March 3 at the American Legion, and the Annual Representative Town Meeting, Saturday, March 21 at the Brattleboro Area Middle School.
Petitions for Town Officers and WSESD Board Members 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 27 in order to have their name placed on the ballot.
Candidates for Town Meeting Member must file a nomination petition, issued by the Town Clerk’s office, with at least 10 valid signatures of voters from the district where the candidate lives no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 27. Incumbents for Town Meeting Member must return their Notice of Intent form no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 27.
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
2020 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING AND PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION CALENDAR
Thursday, January 16 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. 469 (5%) signatures of registered Brattleboro voters required. 17 VSA 2642
Saturday, January 18 Town Clerks will receive presidential primary ballots (not later than 45 days before the election).
Thursday, January 23 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 27 Last day (5:00 P.M.) to file petition for Town and Unified 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 2 Last day to post Warning for Town and Town School District Meeting (not less than 30 days preceding election). 17 VSA 2641(a)
Wednesday, February 12 Early ballots available. (not later than 20 days prior to election.) 17 VSA 2681(a)
Saturday, February 22 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 2 Voters may request early ballots until 5:00 P.M. 17 VSA 2531(a)
TUESDAY, MARCH 3 TOWN ELECTIONS AND PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES (first Tuesday in March).
Friday, March 13 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
TUESDAY, MARCH 17 WSESD ANNUAL MEETING (Third Tuesday in March)
SATURDAY, MARCH 21 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETING (third Saturday following first Tuesday in March). Section 6(f), Acts of 1959, Number 302
Tuesday, March 31 Last day (5:00 P.M.) for petition to be filed with Selectboard 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.
OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED
ANNUAL TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
MARCH 3, 2020
OFFICE PRESENTLY SERVING
MODERATOR – 1 year Lawrin Crispe
LISTER – 3 years Thom Franks
SELECTBOARD – 3 years David Schoales
SELECTBOARD – 1 year (elect 2)
FIRST CONSTABLE – 1 year Richard H. Cooke
SECOND CONSTABLE – 1 year
TRUSTEE OF PUBLIC FUNDS – 3 years Tyler Boone
UNIFIED SCHOOL DIRECTOR – 3 year Emily Murphy Kaur
UNIFIED SCHOOL DIRECTOR – 2 year
UNIFIED SCHOOL DIRECTOR – 1 year
TOWN MEETING MEMBERS TO BE ELECTED
16 members for 3 years
6 member for 2 years
4 members for 1 year
15 members for 3 years
2 member for 2 years
0 member for 1 year
15 members for 3 years
5 member for 2 years
5 member for 1 year
Number of Town Meeting members to be elected is subject to change based on resignations prior to ballot deadline.