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July 2021

Date Description Citation
THU, JUL 1 Last day for town clerk to submit name of town treasurer to state treasurer. 24:1166
THU, JUL 1 Date by which town clerk must submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer. 32:1712(1)
FRI, JUL 2 Last day for listers to hear/end grievances in towns of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. 32:4221, 4341
MON, JUL 5 Independence Day observed. 1:371(a), (b)
FRI, JUL 9 Last day for listers to commence grievances in towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants. 32:4221, 4341
THU, JUL 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
THU, JUL 22 Last day for listers to hear/end grievances in towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants. 32:4221, 4341
MON, JUL 26 Last day for listers to lodge the grand list with the town clerk for public inspection for towns of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. 32:4151, 4341, 3004
MON, JUL 26 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 (25th of the month); more than $9,000 requires semi-weekly report. 32:5842, 3004
FRI, JUL 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
SAT, JUL 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 provided to the legislative body. 24:872(b), 1571(d)
SAT, JUL 31 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with Internal Revenue Service. irs.gov/instructions/i941

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

August 2021

Date Description Citation
SAT, 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, 3004
SUN, 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 16 Bennington Battle Day observed. 1:371(a)

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

September 2021

Date Description Citation
MON, SEP 6 Labor Day 1: 371(a)
WED, SEP 15 Last day for town clerk to remit dog licensing fees and an accounting of the licenses sold to state treasurer. 20: 3581(f)
TUE, SEP 28 VLCT Town Fair  

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

October 2021

Date Description Citation
FRI, OCT 1 Town clerk must submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer on this day. 32: 1712(1)
MON, OCT 11 Indigenous People’s Day 1: 371(a)
MON, 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

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

November 2021

Date Description Citation
MON, NOV 1 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with the IRS. irs.gov/instructions/i941
THU, NOV 11 Veterans Day 1: 371(a)
THU, NOV 25 Thanksgiving Day 1: 371(a)

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

December 2021

Date Description Citation
WED, DEC 1 Last day to pay property taxes in towns that voted to collect interest on overdue taxes. 32: 5136(a)
WED, DEC 1 Last day for town treasurer to pay nonresidential and homestead education taxes to state treasurer. 32: 5402(c)
TUE, DEC 14 Last day for listers to notify persons of omissions from real or personal estate inventory. 32: 4086
TUE, DEC 21 (70 days before Town Meeting Day) First day to warn the first public hearing if a charter adoption, amendment, or repeal is to be voted on at town meeting. 17: 2645(a)(3),(6), 2641(a)
FRI, DEC 24 Christmas Day (observed) 1: 371(a)
FRI, DEC 31 (Not less than 60 days prior to town meeting) In towns using Australian ballot, last day the board of civil authority may vote to require the town to use vote tabulators to register and count votes. 17: 2491(a)
FRI, DEC 31 (60 days before town meeting) Last day to warn the first public hearing if a charter adoption, amendment, or repeal is to be voted at town meeting. 17: 2641(a), 2645(a)(3),(6)
FRI, DEC 31 Town fiscal year ends, unless voted otherwise. 24: 1683(c)
FRI, DEC 31 Last day for listers to correct real or personal estate omission or obvious error in grand list, with approval of the legislative body. 32: 4261
FRI, DEC 31 New Year’s Day (observed) 1: 371(a)

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

January  2022

Date Description Citation
WED, JAN 5 (First Wednesday after the first Monday of January) Legislature reconvenes. Vt. Constitution, Ch. 2 § 7
THU, JAN 13 (Not less than 47 days before town meeting) Last day to file with town clerk petitions signed by at least five percent of the voters for articles to be included in town meeting warning. 17: 2642(a)(3)(A)
FRI, JAN 14 Within 24 hours of receipt, clerk must return to petitioner any invalid petitions stating in writing why they cannot be accepted. 17: 2642(a)(3)(B)
SAT, JAN 15 Last day for town clerk to remit to state treasurer an accounting of dog and wolf-hybrid licenses sold and remit the license fee surcharge for a rabies control program. 20: 3581(f)
SAT, JAN 15 Last day for tax collector to deliver list of unpaid real and personal property taxes to town treasurer. 32: 5162
MON, JAN 17 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday 1: 371(a)
MON, JAN 17 (Not later than 43 days before election) Last day to install one or more secure ballot drop boxes for return of voted ballots, if the board of civil authority voted to do so. 17: 2543a
TUE, JAN 18 (48 hours after petitions returned) Last day for filing of supplementary petitions if at least five percent of the voters of the municipality signed the original petitions. 17: 2103(13), 2642(a)(3)(B)
THU, JAN 20 (40 days before town meeting) Last day for board of civil authority to divide the checklist, if necessary, according to geographic boundaries and designate polling places, respectively. 17: 2501(a)
THU, JAN 20 (10 days before first public hearing on charter proposal) Official copy of proposed charter amendments must be filed in town clerk’s office if vote is to be taken on Town Meeting Day. 17: 2645(a)(2)
THU, JAN 20 (40 days before town meeting) First day for the legislative body to warn the meeting by posting the warning and notice in at least two public places and in or near the town clerk’s office. The warning must also be posted on the municipality’s website if it is regularly updated. 17: 2641(a), (b)
MON, JAN 24 (Sixth Monday before election) 5:00 p.m. deadline to file with the town clerk nominating petitions for town offices to be voted on by Australian ballot and associated written consent for the candidate’s name to be on the ballot. 17: 2681(a)
TUE, JAN 25 (Within 24 hours of receipt of petition) Last day for town clerk to return nominating petitions found not to conform, stating in writing the reasons why they cannot be accepted. 17: 2681(a),(e)
TUE, JAN 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
TUE, JAN 25 Last day for auditors to post meeting notice 10 days before the meeting to examine town accounts. 24: 1681
WED, JAN 26 (Wednesday after filing deadline) 5:00 p.m. deadline for person to withdraw after he or she has consented to be nominated for town office. 17: 2681(d)
WED, JAN 26 (Wednesday after filing deadline) 5:00 p.m. deadline for candidates for town office to file supplementary petitions if initial petition was not accepted. 17; 2681(e)
SUN, JAN 30 (Beginning 30 days before polls open) Notice to voters of defective ballots commences. Upon receipt, clerks must open the outer mailing envelope and determine whether an early ballot is defective within 3 business days or on the next day the office is open for business, whichever is later. If a ballot is deemed defective, the voter must be notified no later than the next business day. 17: 2546(a), 2546a(b)
SUN, JAN 30 (Beginning 30 days before polls open) Early voter ballot processing may commence, if board of civil authority voted to allow early deposit of ballots into tabulator or ballot box. If conducting early voter ballot processing at a time other than normal business hours, notice of the date(s), time(s), and location of the ballot processing must be posted in or near the clerk’s office and at two other public places at least three days in advance. 17:2546a(b), 2546b
SUN, JAN 30 (Not less than 30 days before town meeting) Last day for the legislative body to warn the town meeting by posting the warning and notice in two public places and in or near the town clerk’s office. The warning must also be posted on the municipality’s website if it is regularly updated. 17: 2641(a), (b)
SUN, JAN 30 (At least 30 days before town meeting) Last day to hold first public hearing on charter amendments if article is to be voted on at town meeting. 17: 2645(a)(3)
SUN, JAN 30 (In municipality with fiscal year ending December 31) Last day for town clerk to publicly disclose fees kept as compensation for that fiscal year. 24: 1179
MON, JAN 31 (Not less than 30 days before town meeting) Town clerk must submit a list of polling places (location, physical address, and time they're open) used in the election to the secretary of state. 17: 2502(f)(1)
MON, JAN 31 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with Internal Revenue Service. irs.gov/instructions/i941
MON, JAN 31 Last day to mail W-2 Withholding Forms to employees. irs.gov/instructions/iw2w3

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

February 2022

Date Description Citation
TUE, FEB 1 Deadline for tax collector to turn over monies collected and settle account with town treasurer. 24: 1532
TUE, FEB 1 Last day for listers to file corrected grand list for preceding year in order to render it valid. 32: 4112
FRI, FEB 4 (25 days before town meeting) Last day for auditors to meet to examine and adjust town finances. Town officers must settle accounts with auditors by this date to be eligible for re-election. 24: 992, 1681
WED, FEB 9 (As soon as early voter absentee ballots are available and not later than this date in towns using Australian ballot) Town clerk must give justices of the peace lists of ill or physically disabled applicants to be visited, together with early or absentee voter ballots and envelopes for each. 17: 2538(b), (c), 2681a(a)
WED, FEB 9 (Not later than 20 days before election in towns using Australian ballot) Ballots must be prepared and available, and early and absentee voting begins in accordance with 17 V.S.A. Ch. 51, subchapter 6. 17: 2681a(a)
WED, FEB 9 (As soon as they are available and not less than 20 days before election in towns using Australian ballot) Last day to mail ballots to all active and registered voters if the legislative body voted to do so,  in accordance with 17 V.S.A. chapter 51, subchapter 6. 17: 2680(g)(1)
FEB 9-18 (At least 10 days before informational hearing) Legislative body must post warning for public informational hearing on any public question or budget to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting. 17: 2680(h)
THU, FEB 10 Last day for the legislative body to file with the town clerk an annual statement of description and measurement of all class 1, 2, 3, and 4 town highways and trails then in existence, including special designations. 19:305(b)
THU, FEB 10 Last day for a municipality that has enacted special weight limits other than state legal limits for highways and bridges to file copy of the limitations with the Department of Motor Vehicles. 23: 1400b(a)
TUE, FEB 15 (At least 2 weeks before town meeting) Town clerk must have liquor ballots printed if liquor issue is on town meeting agenda and if town does not use Australian ballot. 7: 161, 163
SAT, FEB 19 (At least 10 days before the election) Vote tabulators must be tested using official ballots that are clearly marked “test ballots.” The test is open to the public. 17: 2493(b)
SAT, FEB 19 (Not later than 10 days prior to the election) Last day for town clerk to post sample ballots for municipal election in at least two public places within the town and in or near the clerk’s office. 17: 2522(a)
SAT, FEB 19 (At least 10 days before town meeting) Deadline for town meeting warning must be published in annual town (auditors’) report (unless town has voted to provide notice of the report’s availability) to avoid publishing warning in newspaper. 17: 2641(b), 24: 1682
SAT, FEB 19 (At least 10 days before town meeting) Deadline to distribute annual town (auditors’) report, or the findings of the public accountant employed in accordance with 17 V.S.A. § 2651b. 24: 1682
FEB 19-28 (Within 10 days preceding town meeting) Legislative body must hold a public informational hearing on any public question or budget to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting. 17: 2680(h)
MON, FEB 21 Presidents’ Day 1: 371(a)
THU, FEB 24 (At least 5 days before election) Last day for town clerk to forward to the board of civil authority a list of voters added to the checklist. 17: 2144b(d)
THU, FEB 24 (At least 5 days before town meeting) Deadline to publish warning in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality if the warning has not been distributed in the annual town (auditors’) report or otherwise. 17: 2641(b)
THU, FEB 24 (5 days before town meeting) Last day for town treasurer to settle accounts with auditors. 24: 1578
SAT. FEB 26 (Not later than 3 days before election) Deadline for board of civil authority – or, upon request of the board, the town clerk –to 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)
FEB 26-28 (On any of the 3 days immediately preceding the first Tuesday in March) Towns that have voted to do so may start town meeting and transact non-ballot-related business. 17: 2640(b)
MON, FEB 28 (Any day other than Election Day) Town clerk must accept a person’s application to be placed on the checklist at the town clerk’s office during normal business hours. 17: 2144(a)
MON, FEB 28 Presiding officer must notify election officers of their hours and duties. 17: 2455
MON, FEB 28 (Until 5:00 p.m. or when the clerk’s office closes) In towns using Australian ballot, voters or their family members, authorized persons, or health care providers may request early or absentee ballots. If the clerk has no office hours on the day before the election, absentee requests may be filed until the clerk’s office closes on the last day before the election the office is open. 17: 2531(a), 2532(a)
MON, FEB 28 (Until 5:00 p.m. or when the clerk’s office closes) 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(b),(c)
MON, FEB 28 Last day for legislative body to hold public informational hearing on any public question to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting if not held in conjunction with town meeting. 17: 2680(h)
MON, FEB 28 (Any time before or during election) If presiding officer is unavailable, board of civil authority must promptly appoint a voter as presiding officer. 17: 2452
MON, FEB 28 Any time prior to the day of the election, board of civil authority must appoint assistant election officers and, if more than one polling place is used, a presiding officer for each. 17: 2454, 2542

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

March 2022

Date Description Citation
TUE, MAR 1 Town Meeting Day. A meeting of the legal voters of each town shall be held annually on the first Tuesday in March, unless the town charter changes the date or the voters have voted to begin on one of the three days preceding that Tuesday. 1: 371(a); 17: 2640(a), (b)
TUE, MAR 1 (Before polls open) Town clerk must give election officials a list of those voters who have voted early in clerk's office or cast early or absentee ballots. 17: 2548(a)
TUE, MAR 1 (Before polls open) Presiding officer must post copies of the warning and notice and sample ballots in a conspicuous place in each polling place. Signs must be placed on or near the ballot boxes explaining how to deposit ballots. 17: 2523
TUE, MAR 1 Polls must open 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(a)
TUE, MAR 1 (During polling hours) A person may submit an application for addition to the checklist to the presiding officer at the polling place. Presiding officer must review submitted application and determine if it meets the requirements of 17 V.S.A. § 2121. Upon approval, the applicant’s name must be added to the checklist at the polling place and the applicant must be provided with the opportunity to vote in the election. 17: 2144(b)
TUE, MAR 1 Moderator must open town floor meeting at the time established by legislative body (unless town voted otherwise at a preceding meeting). 17: 2655
TUE, MAR 1 As soon as possible after the polls close, the presiding officer must examine the certified checklists and prepare a statement of discrepancies. Unless the board of civil authority votes not to use an exit checklist, each checklist must be identified as either the “entrance” or “exit” checklist. 17: 2507, 2583(a)
TUE, MAR 1 (In towns using Australian ballot) All early voter absentee ballots returned in the following manner before the polls close on election day must be counted: by any means to the clerk’s office before the close of business on the day preceding the election; by being dopped in a secure ballot drop box before the close of business on day before election; by mail to the clerk’s office before the close of the polls on the day of the election; and by hand delivery to the presiding officer at the voter’s polling place before 7 p.m. 17: 2543(d)
TUE, MAR 1 Presiding officer directs election officials in counting ballots. 17: 2581, 2582
TUE, MAR 1 (As soon as practicable on day of election) Town clerk must report the unofficial vote counts of all candidates whose names appeared on the ballot to the secretary of state. 17: 2588 (c)(1)
TUE, MAR 1 (Immediately after vote is counted) Under the direction of the legislative body, the town clerk must announce and post the results of any charter amendments. 17: 2645(b)
SUN, MAR 6 (Within 5 days of election) Last day for a candidate in a tied race to withdraw. The clerk then declares the other candidate the winner and there is no runoff election. 17: 2682b
SUN, MAR 6 (Within 5 days after town meeting) Town clerk must certify votes on financial actions to town treasurer and to the chair of the legislative body. 24: 1167
TUE, MAR 8 (Within 5 business days of election) Last day for 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)
TUE, MAR 8 (Within 7 days after election) Last day to warn a runoff election if there was a tie vote for any Australian ballot race at town meeting. 17: 2682b
FRI, MAR 11 (Within 10 days after town meeting) Last day for town clerk to certify to secretary of state the facts of origin and procedure followed for each municipal charter amendment proposal. Clerk must also certify the result of any vote required before an act of the General Assembly takes effect. 17: 2663, 2645(b)
FRI, MAR 11 (Within 10 days after election) Last day for a losing candidate for local office to request a recount of an election voted by Australian ballot by filing a petition with the town clerk. 17: 2683(a)
FRI, MAR 11 (Within 10 days after election) Last day for a registered voter to file a petition with the town clerk requesting a recount of any question voted by Australian ballot that passed or failed by less than 5 percent. 17: 2688
WED, MAR 16 (Within 15 days after election) Last day a legal voter may contest results of Australian ballot vote at town meeting by filing a complaint with county superior court. 17: 2603(c)
WED, MAR 16 (15 days after warning the runoff election) First day a runoff election may be held. 17: 2682b
WED, MAR 23 (22 days after warning the runoff election) Last day a run-off election may be held. 17: 2682b
THU, MAR 31 (Within 30 days of town meeting) Last day legislative body can accept petition signed by 5 percent of the registered voters requesting reconsideration or rescission of a town meeting article, other than nonbinding advisory articles. 17: 2661(b)

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

April 2022

Date Description Citation
FRI, APR 1 Last day to license a dog or wolf-hybrid. 20: 3581(a)
FRI, APR 1 Last day for town clerk to furnish listers with copies of property transfer tax returns from preceding 12-month period. 32: 3485(a)
FRI, APR 1 Date by which appraisal value of real and personal property is set. 32: 3482
WED, APR 20 Last day to return property inventories to listers. 32: 4004
SAT, APR 30 (No later than 60 days after election) Date by which clerk must indicate each voter’s participation in the election on the town checklist of the statewide checklist. 17: 2593
SAT, APR 30 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with the IRS. irs.gov/instructions/i941

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

May 2022

Date Description Citation
SUN, MAY 15 Last day for town clerk to remit to state treasurer an accounting of dog and wolf-hybrid licenses sold and remit the license fee surcharge for a rabies control program. 20: 3581(f)
WED, MAY 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
MON, MAY 30 (Within 60 days of petition receipt) Last day for a municipal vote to be held at a duly warned meeting if a petition for reconsideration or rescission of a question considered or voted at town meeting was filed on April 1. 17: 2661(b)
MON, MAY 30 Memorial Day 1: 371(a)
TUE, MAY 31 (91st day after town meeting election) In towns using Australian ballot, clerk may open and destroy used town meeting ballots and tally sheets, except as otherwise provided by court order or federal law. 17: 2590(d)

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.

June 2022

Date Description Citation
WED, JUN 1 Town treasurer must pay to state treasurer one-half of the municipality’s nonresidential and homestead education taxes. 32: 5402(c)
SAT, JUN 4 Last day for listers to lodge the grand list with town clerk for public inspection for towns of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. 32:4111(d), 4341
FRI, JUN 24 Last day for listers to lodge the grand list with town clerk for public inspection for towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants. 32:4111(d), 4341
THU, JUN 30 Deadline for town treasurer to complete the form provided by state auditor that ensures proper use of public funds and provide a copy to the legislative body for its review. 24: 1571(d)
THU, JUN 30 End of fiscal year for municipalities that have adopted a July 1 through June 30 fiscal year calendar. 24: 1683(c)

Elections: For other dates related to elections, such as campaign finance or candidate filings, please see the Secretary of State’s Elections Division Calendar.