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October 2020

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DATE DESCRIPTION CITATION
MON, SEP 28-FRI, OCT 2 VLCT Town Fair. https://www.vlct.org/town-fair
THU, OCT 1 Town clerk to submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer. 32:1712(1)
SUN, OCT 4 (30 days before town meeting) Town clerk must submit a list of polling places (location, physical address, and time it will be open) used in the election to the secretary of state. 17:2502(c)(1)
SUN, OCT 4 (Not earlier than 30 days before polls open) First day for town clerk to direct two election officials to open outer envelopes in order to check and sort absentee ballots, check the name of the early voter off the entrance checklist, and place certificate envelopes into a secure container marked “checked in early absentee ballots.” 17:2546(a)
SUN, OCT 4 (At least 30 days before election) The most recent checklist of the town is posted in two or more public places in town and at the clerk’s office. In towns with a population less than 5,000, only one checklist in addition to the one at the clerk’s office must be posted. 17:2141, 2501, 2521(a)
SUN, OCT 4 (30 days before election) If the board of civil authority voted, last day to post notice of early deposit of voter absentee ballots in towns using vote tabulators. Notice must be posted in at least two public places in town and in or near the town clerk’s office. 17:2546a(b)(1), (3)
SAT, OCT 10 (Within 60 days of primary election) Last day for town clerk to enter voter participation from the statewide primary on statewide checklist. 17:2593
MON, OCT 12 Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 1:371(a)
WED, OCT 14 (Not later than 20 days prior to the general election) Last day for town clerk to post sample ballots in at least two public places within the town and in or near the clerk’s office. 17:2522(a)
SAT, OCT 24 (At least 10 days before the election) Last day to test vote tabulators using official ballots that are clearly marked “test ballots.” The test is open to the public. 17:2493(b)
SUN, OCT 25 State Withholding Tax Return is due (actual date by which return must be postmarked is shown on the printed form) if reporting less than $2,500 per quarter. More than $2,500 requires monthly report; more than $9,000 requires semi-weekly report. 32:5842
WED, OCT 28 (At least 5 days before the day preceding the election) If the board of civil authority voted, last day to publish notice of early deposit of voter absentee ballots in towns using vote tabulators in a newspaper of general circulation in the town and on the town’s website, if the town actively updates its website on a regular basis. 17:2546a(b)
THU, OCT 29 (At least 5 days before election) Last day for town clerk to forward to board of civil authority a list of voters added. 17:2144b(d)
FRI, OCT 30 Within 72 hours after caucus, the chair and secretary of the town committee must mail the town clerk a copy of the notice calling the caucus meeting. 17:2307
SAT, OCT 31 (Not later than 3 days before election) Board of civil authority or, upon request of the board, the town clerk must designate pairs of justices of the peace, ensuring political balance in each pair, to deliver absentee ballots to ill or physically disabled voters. 17:2538(a)(2)
SAT, OCT 31 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with the IRS. N/A

ELECTIONS: For other dates related to elections (e.g. campaign finance or candidate filings), please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

September 2020

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DATE DESCRIPTION CITATION
MON, SEP 7 Labor Day. 1:371(a)
TUE, SEP 15  Last day for town clerk to remit dog licensing fees to the state treasurer, along with an accounting of the licenses sold. 20:3581(f)
SAT, SEP 19  (Not later than 45 days before general election) Town clerks will receive prepared general ballots from secretary of state. Clerks must store ballots, except those used for sample or absentee ballots, in a secure location until the date of the general election. 17:2479
SAT, SEP 19 Town clerks must send all absentee ballots received from military and overseas voters on this date or on the date that the request is received. 17:2539
THU, SEP 24 (40 days before election) Last day for board of civil authority, if necessary, to divide the checklist according to geographic boundaries and designate polling places for the general election. 17:2501(a)
THU, SEP 24 (40 days before general election) Last day for town clerk to request additional ballots for election from secretary of state. 17:2478(c)
THU, SEP 24 (40 days before election) If the board of civil authority voted, first day to post notice of early deposit of voter absentee ballots in towns using vote tabulators. Notice must be posted in at least two public places in town and in or near the town clerk’s office. 17:2546a(b)(1), (3)
MON, SEP 28-FRI, OCT 2 VLCT Town Fair. https://www.vlct.org/town-fair
TUE, SEP 29 (At least five days before notice must be posted) Secretary of state must furnish each town clerk at least five copies of the general election warning and notice for each polling place. Town clerk must list the polling place, address, and time polls open in the blanks on each warning. 17:2521(b)

ELECTIONS: For other dates related to elections (e.g. campaign finance or candidate filings), please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

 August 2020

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DATE DESCRIPTION CITATION
WED, AUG 5 (At least 5 days before the day preceding the election) If the board of civil authority voted, last day to publish notice of early deposit of voter absentee ballots in towns using vote tabulators in a newspaper of general circulation in the town and on the town’s website, if the town actively updates its website on a regular basis. 17:2546a(b)(1), (2), (3)
THU, AUG 6  (At least 5 days before election) Town clerk must forward to board of civil authority a list of voters added. 17:2144(b) and (d)
SAT, AUG 8  (Not later than 3 days before election) Board of civil authority or, upon request of the board, the town clerk must designate pairs of justices of the peace, ensuring political balance in each pair, to deliver absentee ballots to ill or physically disabled voters. 17:2538(a)(2)
MON, AUG 10 Prior to election day, the board of civil authority must appoint a replacement presiding officer if the town clerk is unable to preside. Board must also appoint a presiding officer to each polling place as well as assistant election officials. Presiding officer(s) must notify election officers of their hours and duties. 17:2452, 2454, 2455
MON, AUG 10 (On the day preceding the election and in towns depositing early voter absentee ballots in vote tabulators) Town clerk and election officials must open the secure container marked “checked in early voter absentee ballots,” count and record the number, and permit them to be inspected by the public. Subsequently, election officials may deposit early voter absentee ballots in vote tabulator in accordance with 17:2546(a).  17:2546(a), 2546a
MON, AUG 10 Date by which town clerk must make a list of all early or absentee voters available upon request at their office. 17:2534
MON, AUG 10 (Up to 5:00 p.m. or closing of town clerk’s office) Voters or their family members, authorized persons, or health care providers may request early or absentee ballots. 17:2531(a)(1), 2532
MON, AUG 10 (Up to 5:00 p.m. or closing of town clerk’s office) Last day for town clerk to receive a request for an application for addition to the checklist simultaneously with a request for an early voter or absentee ballot. 17:2531, 2532(c)
MON, AUG 10 If a town clerk does not have regular office hours on the day before the election and his or her office will not otherwise be open on that day, an application for an early voter absentee ballot may be filed until the closing of the clerk’s office on the last day that office has hours preceding the election. 17:2531(a)(1)(B)
MON, AUG 10  (Before polls open) Presiding officer must post a copy of the warning, notice, sample ballots, and current checklist. Signs must be placed on or near the ballot boxes explaining procedures for depositing ballots. 17:2523
MON, AUG 10 (Before polls open) Town clerk must give election officials a list of those voters who have already cast early or absentee ballots. 17:2548(a)
MON, AUG 10 (Any day other than Election Day) Town clerk shall accept a person’s application to be placed on the checklist at the town clerk’s office during all normal business hours. 17:2144(a)
TUE, AUG 11 Statewide Primary Election Day. A primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in August in each even numbered year for the nomination of candidates of major political parties for all offices to be voted for at the succeeding general election, except candidates for president and vice president of the United States, their electors, and justices of the peace. 17:2351
TUE, AUG 11 (On the day of election and in towns depositing early voter absentee ballots in vote tabulators) When the vote tabulator is turned on at the polling place, the town clerk shall verify that the number of ballots on the vote tabulator matches the number that the town clerk verified on the preceding day. 17:2546a(e)(3), (g)
TUE, AUG 11 Towns must open polls no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. (opening hour set by board of civil authority). Polls remain open until 7:00 p.m. 17:2561
TUE, AUG 11 (On the day of the election) Any early voter absentee ballot that is returned after the expiration of the period for the count and inspection pursuant to 17 V.S.A. § 2546a(d) shall be processed in accordance with 17 V.S.A. § 2546. 17:2546a(d)(2)
TUE, AUG 11 (During polling hours) A person may submit an application for addition to the checklist to the presiding officer at the polling place. Presiding officer shall review submitted applications and determine if they meet the requirements of 17 V.S.A. § 2121. 17:2144(b)
TUE, AUG 11 (During polling hours) Presiding officer must ensure that there is no campaigning of any kind and no campaign literature is displayed, placed, handed out, or allowed to remain within the building containing the polling place. Presiding officer must also ensure that no candidate or other person physically interferes with the progress of a voter on walks and driveways leading to the polling place. 17:2508
TUE, AUG 11 All early voter absentee ballots the clerk receives before the polls close on election day shall be counted if (1) they were returned by any means to the town clerk’s office before the close of business on the day before the election; (2) they were mailed to the town clerk’s office before the close of the polls on the day of the election; or (3) they were hand delivered to the presiding officer at the voter’s polling place. 17:2543(d)
TUE, AUG 11 (As soon as possible after the polls close) Presiding officer must examine certified checklists and prepare a statement of discrepancies. Unless the board of civil authority votes not to use an exit checklist, each checklist shall be identified as either the “entrance” or the “exit” checklist. 17:2507, 2583
TUE, AUG 11 Extra ballots never distributed to voters, any vote tabulator memory card, and the original entrance checklist shall be delivered to the town clerk. 17:2590(a)(1)
TUE, AUG 11 Presiding officer shall collect and deliver to the town clerk, in a securely sealed container, the voted ballots, ballots that have been replaced, defective ballots, exist checklist if present, tally sheets, and other election material. 17:2590(a)(2)
TUE, AUG 11 Town clerk must enter unofficial election night results on the night of the election after the polls. 17:2588(3)
WED, AUG 12 Representative district canvassing committees for single town districts meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns. 17:2368
THU, AUG 13 Town clerk must file official return of votes to secretary of state and make it available to the public (no later than 48 hours following the election). 17:2588(6)(C)
FRI, AUG 14 (Not later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after the primary election) Last day for town party chair to file statements of nomination for justice of the peace candidates nominated by party caucus or by town party committee with the town clerk, and for independent nominations for justice of the peace candidates to file petition and consent. 17:2413(e)
FRI, AUG 14 (Three days after the primary election) Representative district canvassing committees in multi-town districts, and canvassing committees for state senator and high bailiff meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns. 17:2368
FRI, AUG 14* Last day for listers to lodge the grand list with the town clerk for public inspection for towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants.* 32:4151, 4341
SAT, AUG 15* Last day for town clerk to electronically transmit a copy of the grand list, tax rates, and assessed tax amount to the Director of Property Valuation and Review.* 32:5404(b)
MON, AUG 17 Bennington Battle Day observed. 1:371(a) and (b)
TUE, AUG 18 (One week after the primary) Canvassing committees for statewide and congressional offices meet at 10:00 a.m. to tally returns. 17:2368
TUE, AUG 18 (Within 7 calendar days after the elections) Last day for a candidate to file a petition for a recount in Superior Court. 17:2602(b)(1)
WED, AUG 19 (Within 5 business days of election) Last day for the town clerk to add the information in the applications, received pursuant to 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b)(1), to the statewide voter checklist. 17:2144(b)(2)
WED, AUG 26 (Within 15 days after election) Last day a voter may contest results of election vote. 17:2603(c)
MON, AUG 31 First day for the chairman of a state committee of a political party to mail a notice of the date and purpose of the caucuses to each town clerk and to each town chairman of the party. 17:2302

* Property Tax Assessments: Where the COVID-19-related extension is eligible to apply to a deadline, please see PVR’s website for more information. If you take advantage of the extension, be sure that all of your subsequent timelines fall within the statutory deadlines required. The length of time between each will be as required by statute but will roll from the date the abstract grand list is lodged.

ELECTIONS: For other dates related to elections (e.g. campaign finance or candidate filings), please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

July 2020

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Date Description CITATION
WED, JULY 1 Last day for town clerk to submit name of town treasurer to State Treasurer.  24:1166
WED, JULY 1 Town clerk to submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to State Treasurer.  32:1712(1)
THU, JULY 2* Last day that listers shall hear grievances in towns of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants.*
 32:4221, 4341
THU, JULY 2 (40 days before election) If the board of civil authority voted, first day to post notice of early deposit of voter absentee ballots in towns using vote tabulators. Notice must be posted in at least two public places in town and in or near the town clerk’s office. 17:2546a(b)(1), (3)
THU, JULY 2 (40 days before election) Last day for board of civil authority, if necessary, to divide the checklist according to geographic boundaries.  17:2501(a)
SAT, JULY 4 Independence Day  1:371(a) 
SUN, JULY 12 (No later than 30 days prior) Last day to post warning for the statewide primary. The warning and notice need to be posted in at least two public places and in or near the town clerk’s office. 17:2521(a)
SUN, JULY 12 (30 days before election) Town clerk must submit a list of polling places (location, physical address, and time it will be open) used in the election to the secretary of state. 17:2502(c)(1)
SUN, JULY 12  (30 days before election) If the board of civil authority voted, last day to post notice of early deposit of voter absentee ballots in towns using vote tabulators. Notice must be posted in at least two public places in town and in or near the town clerk’s office.  17:2546a
SUN, JULY 12  (Not earlier than 30 days before polls open) First day for town clerk to direct two election officials to open outer envelopes in order to check and sort absentee ballots, check the name of the early voter off the entrance checklist, and place certificate envelopes into a secure container marked “checked in early absentee ballots.”  17:2546(a)
SUN, JULY 12  (At least 30 days before election) The most recent checklist of the town is posted in two or more public places in town and at the clerk’s office. In towns with a population less than 5,000, only one checklist in addition to the one at the clerk’s office must be posted. 17:2141, 2501, 2521(a)
WED, JULY 15 Last day for school, fire district, and village clerks to deliver to town clerk a statement of taxes assessed during year ending June 30. 32:3461
WED, JULY 22 (20 days prior to the election) Last day for the town clerk to post sample ballots for the August primary in at least two public places in town and in or near the clerk’s office. 17:2522(a)
WED, JULY 22* Last day that listers shall hear grievances in towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants.*  32:4221, 4341
SAT, JULY 25* Last day for listers to lodge the grand list with town clerk for public inspection in towns of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants.* 32:4151, 4341
SAT, JULY 25 State Withholding Tax Return is due (actual date by which return must be postmarked is shown on the printed form) if reporting less than $2,500 per quarter. More than $2,500 requires monthly report; more than $9,000 requires semi-weekly report.  32:5842
THU, JULY 30 Last day for town clerk in municipality with fiscal year ending June 30 to publicly disclose fees kept as compensation for that fiscal year. 24:1179
FRI, JULY 31 Last day for legislative body to acknowledge receipt of and review the Auditor of Accounts’ internal controls document, pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 163(11), regarding internal financial controls which the town treasurer has completed and provided to the legislative body. 24:872(b), 1571(d)
FRI, JULY 31 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with Internal Revenue Service.   

* Property Tax Assessments: Where the COVID-19-related extension is eligible to apply to a deadline, please see PVR’s website for more information. If you take advantage of the extension, be sure that all of your subsequent timelines fall within the statutory deadlines required. The length of time between each will be as required by statute but will roll from the date the abstract grand list is lodged.

ELECTIONS: For other dates related to elections (e.g. campaign finance or candidate filings), please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

 

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