Petitions for Brattleboro Town Officers, Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) Board Members, and Town Meeting Members are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. Town elections will be Tuesday, March 1 at the American Legion, and the Annual Representative Town Meeting will begin on Saturday, March 19, location and format will be announced at a later date.
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 24 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 24. Incumbents for Town Meeting Member must return their Notice of Intent form no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 24.
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 MEETING
MARCH 1, 2022
OFFICE PRESENTLY SERVING
MODERATOR – 1 year Lawrin Crispe
LISTER – 3 years Eric Annis
SELECTBOARD – 3 years Timothy Wessel
SELECTBOARD – 1 year (elect 2) Jessica Gelter
FIRST CONSTABLE – 1 year Richard H. Cooke
SECOND CONSTABLE – 1 year Ivan Hennessy
TRUSTEE OF PUBLIC FUNDS – 3 years Marshall Wheelock
UNIFIED SCHOOL DIRECTOR – 3 year (elect 1) Jaci Reynolds
TOWN MEETING MEMBERS TO BE ELECTED
DISTRICT 1 16 members for 3 years
1 member for 2 years
4 member for 1 year
DISTRICT 2 15 members for 3 years
2 members for 2 years
1 member for 1 year
DISTRICT 3 15 members for 3 years
3 member for 2 years
0 member for 1 year
Number of Town Meeting members to be elected is subject to change based on resignations prior to ballot deadline.
2022 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING ELECTION CALENDAR
Thursday, January 13 Last day (5:00 P. M.) to file petition requesting that an article be placed on the Warning for Annual Town Meeting and Unified School District (47 days preceding election). Approx. 469 (5%) signatures of registered Brattleboro voters required. 17 VSA 2642
Thursday, January 20 First day to post Warning for Annual Town Meeting and Unified School District (not more than 40 days preceding election) 17 VSA 2641 (a)
Monday, January 24 Last day (5:00 P.M.) to file Consent of Candidate 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 Consent of Candidate 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, January 30 Last day to post Warning for Town Meeting and Unified School District (not less than 30 days preceding election). 17 VSA 2641(a)
Wednesday, February 9 Early ballots available. (not later than 20 days prior to election.) 17 VSA 2681(a)
Saturday, February 19 Last day to post sample ballots and voter information (for municipal elections, not less than 10 days preceding election). 17 VSA 2522(a)
Monday, February 28 Voters may request early ballots until 5:00 P.M. 17 VSA 2531(a)
TUESDAY, MARCH 1 TOWN and UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS (first Tuesday in March).
Friday, March 11 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
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETING INFORMATIONAL SESSION AND DISTRICT CAUCUSES (date not set by statute and subject to change)
TUESDAY, MARCH 15 WSESD ANNUAL MEETING (Third Tuesday in March)
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIVE TOWN MEETING (third Saturday following first Tuesday in March). Section 6(f), Acts of 1959, Number 302
Tuesday, March 29 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.