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All information posted on this webpage is current. Click on the + sign to see the statutory information for that month. In July, we will mail one print version of the full-year wall poster to every VLCT member. You will be able to order additional prints of the poster through the VLCT Bookstore.

July 2022

July 2022

Date Description Citation
Fri. Jul 1 Last day for town clerk to submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer. 24 V.S.A.  § 1166
Fri, Jul 1 Date by which town clerk must submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 1712(1)
Sat, Jul 2 Last day for listers to hear/end grievances in towns of 5,000 or fewer inhabitants. 32 V.S.A. §§ 4221, 4341
Mon, Jul 4 Independence Day 1 V.S.A. § 371(a)
Tue, Jul 5 (At least 5 days before primary election) Town clerk must post warning and notice at each polling place. Secretary of state must furnish at least 5 copies of documents. 17 V.S.A. § 2521(b)
Sat. Jul 9 Last day for listers to commence grievances in towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants. 32 V.S.A. §§ 4221, 4341
Sun, Jul 10 (Not fewer than 30 days before primary election) Town clerk must submit a list of polling places (location, physical address, and hours of operation) used in the election to the secretary of state. 17 V.S.A. § 2502(f)(1)
Sun, Jul 10 (Beginning 30 days before election) Notice to voters of defective ballots commences. Upon receipt, clerk must open the outer mailing envelope and determine if 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 by the next business day. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2546(a), 2546a(b)
Sun, Jul 10 (Beginning 30 days before election) Early voter ballot processing may commence if board of civil authority voted to allow early deposit of ballots into tabulator or ballot box. If processing occurs 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 3 days in advance of non-business hour ballot processing. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2546a, 2546b
Sun, Jul 10 (No later than 30 days before election) Last day to post warning and notice in at least two public places and in or near the clerk’s office. 17 V.S.A. § 2521(a)
Sun, Jul 10 (At least 30 days before election) Town clerk must post most recent voter checklist in two or more public places in addition to clerk’s office. In municipalities of fewer than 5,000 registered voters, only one checklist in addition to the one in the clerk’s office must be posted. 17 V.S.A. § 2141
Fri, 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 V.S.A. § 3461
Wed, Jul 20 (20 days before election) Last day for town clerk to post sample ballots for the primary election in at least two public places in town and in or near the clerk’s office. 17 V.S.A. § 2522(a)
Fri, Jul 22 Last day for listers to hear grievances in towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants. 32 V.S.A. §§ 4221, 4341
Mon, Jul 25 Last day for listers to lodge grand list with town clerk for public inspection in towns of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. 32 V.S.A. §§ 4151, 4341
Mon, Jul 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 V.S.A. § 5842
Sat, Jul 30 (At least 10 days before election) Vote tabulators must be tested using official ballots that are clearly marked “test ballots.” 17 V.S.A. § 2493(b)
Sat, 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 V.S.A. § 1179
Sun, Jul 31 Last day for legislative body to acknowledge receipt of and review the auditor of account’s internal controls document pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 163(11) regarding internal financial controls provided by town treasurer. 24 V.S.A. §§ 872(b), 1571(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.

August 2022

August 2022

Date Description Citation
Mon, Aug 1 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with Internal Revenue Service. irs.gov/instructions/i941
Tue, Aug 2 (Beginning 5 business days preceding election) Town clerk no longer required to mail notice to voters whose ballots are deemed defective, although reasonable efforts to provide notice must still be made. 17 V.S.A. § 2546(b)
Thu, Aug 4 (Periodically, or at least 5 days before election) Last day for town clerk to forward to board of civil authority a list of additions to the voter checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2144b(d)
Sat, Aug 6 (As soon as early or absentee ballots are ready and not later than 3 days before election) Board of civil authority – or, upon request of the board, the town clerk – designates pairs of justices of the peace, ensuring political balance in each pair, to deliver early voter absentee ballots to ill or physically disabled voters. 17 V.S.A. § 2538(a)(2)
Mon, Aug 8 (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. If the clerk does not have office hours on the day before the election, requests may be filed until the closing of the clerk’s office on the last day the office has hours prior to the election. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2531(a)(1), 2532(a)
Mon, Aug 8 Any time prior to the day of the election, the board of civil authority must appoint assistant election officers and, if more than one polling place is used, a presiding officer for each. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2454, 2452(b)
Tue, Aug 9 Vermont Primary Election Day 17 V.S.A. § 2351
Tue, Aug 9 (Before polls open) Town clerk must give election officials a list of those voters who voted early in clerk’s office or cast early or absentee ballots. 17 V.S.A. § 2548(a)
Tue, Aug 9 (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 V.S.A. § 2523
Tue, Aug 9 Polls must open no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. Polls remain open until 7:00 p.m. 17 V.S.A. § 2561
Tue, Aug 9 (During polling hours) A person may apply to be added to the checklist to the presiding officer at the polling place. Presiding officer must review applications and determine if they meet 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 given the opportunity to vote. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2121, 2144(b)
Tue, Aug 9 (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 must be identified as either the “entrance” or the “exit” checklist. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2507, 2583
Tue, Aug 9 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 before the election; by being dropped in a secure ballot drop box before the close of business on the day before the 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 V.S.A. § 2543(d)
Tue, Aug 9 (As soon as practicable on day of election) Town clerk must enter unofficial vote counts of all candidates whose names appeared on the ballot to the secretary of state. 17 V.S.A. § 2588
Thu, Aug 11 (Within 48 hours of the close of the polls) Town clerk must deliver one certified copy of the signed Official Return of Vote to the secretary of state, the senatorial district clerk, the county clerk, and the representative district clerk.  17 V.S.A. § 2588(6)
Fri, Aug 12 (Not later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day after the primary election) Last day 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 V.S.A. §§ 2413(e), 2402(d)(1)(B)
Mon, Aug 15 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 V.S.A. §§ 4151, 4341
Mon, Aug 15 (In towns with more than 5,000 residents) 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 V.S.A. §§ 5404(b), 4341
Tue, Aug 16 (Within 7 calendar days after primary election) Last day for a candidate to file a petition for a recount in superior court. 17 V.S.A. § 2602(b)(1)
Tue, Aug 16 Bennington Battle Day 1 V.S.A. § 371(a)
Wed, Aug 17 (Within 5 business days of primary election) Last day for town clerk to add new voter registration information received pursuant to 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b)(1) on day of election to the statewide voter checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b)(2)
Fri, Aug 19 (Within 10 days of primary election) Last day for validly nominated justice of the peace candidates to withdraw their names from the ballot by filing a written notice with town clerk by 5:00 p.m. 17 V.S.A. § 2412(a)(1)
Wed, Aug 24 (Within 15 days of primary election) Last day a voter may contest results of election vote. 17 V.S.A. § 2603(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.

September 2022

September 2022

Date Description Citation
Mon, Sep 5 Labor Day 1 V.S.A. § 371(a)
Thu, Sep 15 Triannual deadline for town clerk to remit to state treasurer dog licensing fees and accounting of licenses sold. 20 V.S.A. § 3581
Fri, Sep 23 (46 days prior to general election) Town clerk’s office must be open to send absentee ballots to any military or overseas voter who requested such a ballot. 17 V.S.A. § 2539(c)
Sat, Sep 24 (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 and early or absentee ballots, in a secure location until the general election. 17 V.S.A. § 2479
Mon, Sep 26 (Not later than 43 days before election and completed by Oct. 1) Secretary of state’s office will mail a general election ballot to all active voters on the statewide voter checklist, to be returned by voters to the town clerk in the town where the voter is registered. 17 V.S.A. § 2537a
Mon, Sep 26 (Not later than 43 days before general 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 V.S.A. § 2543a(d)
Thu, Sep 29 (40 days before general election) Last day for town clerks to request additional ballots from secretary of state. 17 V.S.A. § 2478(c)
Thu, Sep 29 (40 days before general election) Last day for board of civil authority to divide the checklist, if necessary, according to geographic boundaries and designate polling places. 17 V.S.A. § 2501(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.

October 2022

October 2022

Date Description Citation
Sat, Oct 1 Town clerk must submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 1712(1)
Tue, Oct 4 (At least 5 days before general election warning and notice must be posted) Secretary of state must furnish each town clerk with at least 5 copies of the primary election warning and notice for each polling place. 17 V.S.A. § 2521(b)
Thu, Oct 6 VLCT Annual Meeting and Town Fair, Killington Grand Resort and Hotel N/A
Fri, Oct 7 VLCT Town Fair, Killington Grand Resort and Hotel N/A
Sat, Oct 8 (No later than 60 days after election) Last day for clerk to indicate each voter’s participation in the primary election on the town checklist of the statewide checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2593
Sun, Oct 9 (Not less than 30 days before general election) Last day to post warning and notice for the general election in at least two public places and in or near the town clerk’s office. 17 V.S.A. § 2521(a)
Sun, Oct 9 (Not less than 30 days before general election) Town clerk must submit a list of polling places (location, physical address, and hours of operation) used in the election to the secretary of state. 17 V.S.A. § 2502(f)(1)
Sun, Oct 9 (Beginning 30 days before election) Notice to voters of defective ballots commences. Upon receipt, clerk 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 by the next business day. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2546(a), 2546a(b)
Sun, Oct 9 (Beginning 30 days before election) 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 3 days in advance of non-business hour ballot processing. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2546a, 2546b
Sun, Oct 9 (At least 30 days before general election) Town clerk must post most recent voter checklist in two or more public places in town and in or near the clerk’s office. In towns with fewer than 5,000 registered voters, only one checklist in addition to the one posted in the clerk’s office must be posted. 17 V.S.A. § 2141
Mon, Oct 10 Indigenous Peoples’ Day 1 V.S.A. § 371(a)
Wed, Oct 19 (20 days prior to election) Last day for town clerk to post sample ballots for the general election in at least two public places in town and in or near the clerk’s office. 17 V.S.A. § 2522(a)
Tue, Oct 25 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 V.S.A. § 5842
Sat, Oct 29 (At least 10 days before election) Vote tabulators must be tested using official ballots that are clearly marked “test ballots.” 17 V.S.A. § 2493(b)
Mon, Oct 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.

November 2022

November 2022

Date Description Citation
Tue, Nov 1 (Beginning 5 business days preceding election) Town clerk is no longer required to mail notice to voters whose ballots are deemed defective, although reasonable efforts to provide notice must still be made. 17 V.S.A. § 2546(b)
Thu, Nov 3 (Periodically, or at least 5 days before election) Last day for town clerk to forward to board of civil authority a list of additions to the voter checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2144b(d)
Sat, Nov 5 (As soon as early or absentee ballots are ready and not later than 3 days before election) Board of civil authority – or, upon request of the board, town clerk – designates pairs of justices of the peace, ensuring political balance in each pair, to deliver early voter absentee ballots to ill or physically disabled voters. 17 V.S.A. § 2538(a)(2)
Mon, Nov 7 (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. If clerk does not have office hours on the day before the election, requests may be filed until the closing of the clerk’s office on the last day the office has hours prior to the election. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2531(a), 2532(c)
Mon, Nov 7 Any time prior to the day of the election, the board of civil authority must appoint assistant election officers and, if more than one polling place is used, a presiding officer for each. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2454, 2452(b)
Tue, Nov 8 Vermont General Election Day N/A
Tue, Nov 8 (Before polls open) Town clerk must give election officials a list of those voters who voted early in clerk’s office or cast early or absentee ballots. 17 V.S.A. § 2548(a)
Tue, Nov 8 (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 V.S.A. § 2523
Tue, Nov 8 Polls must open no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. Polls remain open until 7:00 p.m. 17 V.S.A. § 2561
Tue, Nov 8 (During polling hours) A person may apply to be added 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, applicant’s name must be added to the checklist at the polling place, and the applicant must be given the opportunity to vote. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2121, 2144(b)
Tue, Nov 8 (As soon as possible after 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 must be identified as either the “entrance” or the “exit” checklist. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2507, 2583
Tue, Nov 8 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 dropped 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 V.S.A. § 2543(d)
Tue, Nov 8 (As soon as possible after 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 must be identified as either the “entrance” or the “exit” checklist. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2507, 2583
Tue, Nov 8 (As soon as practicable on day of election) Town clerk must enter unofficial vote counts of all candidates whose names appeared on the ballot to the secretary of state. 17 V.S.A. § 2588(3)
Thu, Nov 10 (Within 48 hours of the close of the polls) Town clerk must deliver one certified copy of the signed Official Return of Vote to the secretary of state, the senatorial district clerk, the county clerk, and the representative district clerk. 17 V.S.A. § 2588(6)
Fri, Nov 11 Veterans Day 1 V.S.A. § 371(a)
Tue, Nov 15 (Within 5 business days of election) Last day for town clerk to add new voter registration information received pursuant to 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b)(1) to the statewide voter checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b)(2)
Tue, Nov 15 (Within 7 calendar days after election) Last day for a candidate to file a petition for a recount in superior court. 17 V.S.A. § 2602(b)(1)
Wed, Nov 23 (Within 15 days after election) Last day a voter may contest results of election vote. 17 V.S.A. § 2603(c)
Thu, Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day 1 V.S.A. § 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 2022

December 2022

Date Description Citation
Thu, Dec 1 Last day to pay property taxes in towns that voted to collect interest on overdue taxes. 32 V.S.A. § 5136(a)
Thu, Dec 1 Last day for town treasurer to pay nonresidential and homestead education taxes to state treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 5402(c)
Thu, Dec 15 Last day for listers to notify persons of omissions from inventory. 32 V.S.A. § 4086
Mon, Dec 26 Christmas Day (observed) 1 V.S.A. § 371(a), (b)
Tue, Dec 27 (70 days before town meeting) first day to warn the first public hearing if a charter adoption, amendment, or repeal is to be voted on at town meeting. 17 V.S.A.§§ 2641(a), 2645(a)(3), (6)
Sat, Dec 31 Town fiscal year ends, unless voted otherwise. 24 V.S.A. § 1683(c)
Sat, 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 V.S.A. § 4261

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 2023

January  2023

Date Description Citation
Sun, Jan 1 Town clerk must submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 1712(1)
Mon, Jan 2 New Year’s Day (observed) 1 V.S.A. § 371(a), (b)
Wed, Jan 4 (Wednesday after the first Monday in January) Legislature reconvenes. Vermont Constitution, Ch. 2 § 7
Fri, Jan 6 (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 V.S.A. §§ 2641(a)2645(a)( 3), (6)
Fri, Jan 6 (Not less than 60 days prior to town meeting) In towns using Australian ballot, board of civil authority may vote to require the town to use vote tabulators to register and count votes.  17 V.S.A. § 2491(a)
Sat, Jan 7 (No later than 60 days after election) Date by which clerk must indicate each voter’s participation in the general election on the town checklist of the statewide checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2593
Sun, Jan 15 Triannual deadline for town clerk to remit to state treasurer dog licensing fees and accounting of the licenses sold. 20 V.S.A. § 3581
Sun, Jan 15 Last day for tax collector to deliver unpaid real and personal property tax lists to town treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 5162
Mon, Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1 V.S.A. § 371(a)
Thu, Jan 19 (Not less than 47 days before town meeting) Last day to file petitions with town clerk signed by at least 5 percent of the voters for articles to be included in town meeting warning. 17 V.S.A. § 2642(a)(3)(A)
Fri, Jan 20 Within 24 hours of receipt, clerk must return to petitioners any invalid petitions stating in writing why they cannot be accepted. 17 V.S.A. § 2642(a)(3)(B)
Mon, Jan 23 (48 hours after petitions returned) Last day for filing of supplementary petitions if at least 5 percent of the voters of the municipality signed the original petitions. 17 V.S.A. § 2642(a)(3)(B)
Mon, Jan 23 (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 V.S.A. § 2543a(c)
Wed, 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 V.S.A. § 5842
Thu, Jan 26 (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. 17 V.S.A. § 2501(a)
Thu, Jan 26 (40 days before town meeting) First day for the legislative body to warn the town meeting by posting 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 V.S.A. § 2641(a), (b)
Thu, Jan 26 (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 at town meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2645(a)(2)
Mon, Jan 30 (5:00 p.m. on sixth Monday before election) Deadline to file with 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 V.S.A. § 2681(a), (a)(2)
Mon, Jan 30 (In municipalities with fiscal year ending December 31) Last day for town clerk to publicly disclose fees kept as compensation for that fiscal year. 24 V.S.A. § 1179
Tue, Jan 31 (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 V.S.A. § 2681
Tue, Jan 31 Last day for auditors to post 10 days’ notice of their meeting to examine town accounts. 24 V.S.A. § 1681
Tue, Jan 31 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with Internal Revenue Service. irs.gov/instructions/i941
Tue, 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.

Note: A town may vote to start its annual meeting on any of the three days immediately preceding the first Tuesday in March. 17:2640(b). In such instances, all relevant dates should be changed to correspond with the day on which the municipality holds its town meeting. Voter petition deadlines and town meeting warning deadlines may be earlier if the town has a floor meeting in the three days preceding the first Tuesday in March and has Australian ballot voting.

February 2023

February 2023

Date Description Citation
Wed, Feb 1 (5:00 p.m. on Wednesday after filing deadline) Deadline for candidates for town office to file supplementary petitions, if initial petition was not accepted, or to withdraw after they have consented to be nominated for town office. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(e), (d)
Wed, Feb 1 Deadline for tax collector to turn over monies collected and settle account with town treasurer. 24 V.S.A. § 1532
Sun, Feb 5 (At least 30 days before election) Last day to post most recent checklist of the town in two or more public places in town and at the clerk’s office. In towns with fewer than 5,000 residents, only one checklist in addition to the one at the clerk’s office must be posted. 17 V.S.A. §§ 214125012521(a)
Sun, Feb 5 (Not less than 30 days before election) Town clerk must submit to secretary of state a list of polling places (location, physical address, and hours of operation) used in the election. 17 V.S.A. § 2502(f)(1)
Sun, Feb 5 (Beginning 30 days before election) Notice to voters of defective ballots commences. Upon receipt, clerks must open the outer mailing envelope and determine if 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 by the next business day. 17 V.S.A. § 2546(a)
Sun, Feb 5 (Beginning 30 days before election) 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 3 days in advance of non-business hour ballot processing. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2546a2546b
Sun, Feb 5 (Not less than 30 days before town meeting) Last day for legislative body to warn the town 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 V.S.A. §§ 2641(a), (b)2642
Sun, Feb 5 (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 V.S.A. § 2645(a)(3)
Fri, Feb 10 Last day for 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 V.S.A. § 305(b)
Fri, Feb 10 Last day for any 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 V.S.A. § 1400b(a)
Fri, Feb 10 (25 days before town meeting) Last day for auditors to meet to examine and adjust town finances. Town officers must settle accounts with auditors to be eligible for re-election. 24 V.S.A. § 992
Wed, Feb 15 (Not later than 20 days before election in towns using Australian ballot) Ballots must be prepared and available. Early and absentee voting begins in accordance with 17 V.S.A. Ch. 51, subchapter 6. 17 V.S.A. § 2681a(a)
Wed, Feb 15 (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. Ch. 51, subchapter 6. 17 V.S.A. § 2680(g)(1)
Wed, Feb 15 (As soon as early voter absentee ballots are available) 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 V.S.A. § 2680(g)(1)
Wed, Feb 15-Fri, Feb 24  (At least 10 days before the informational meeting) 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 V.S.A. § 2680(h)
Mon, Feb 20 Presidents’ Day 1 V.S.A. § 371(a)
Tue, Feb 21 (At least two weeks before town meeting) Town clerk must have liquor ballots printed if liquor issue is on town meeting agenda and town does not use Australian ballot. 7 V.S.A. §§ 161163
Sat, Feb 25 (At least 10 days before town meeting) Deadline for town meeting to be published in the annual town (auditors’) report, unless town has voted to provide notice of the report’s availability, to avoid publishing in the newspaper. 17 V.S.A. § 2641(b)
Sat, Feb 25 (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 V.S.A. § 1682
Sat, Feb 25 (Not later than 10 days before 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 V.S.A. § 2522(a)
Sat, Feb 25 (At least 10 days before before election) Vote tabulators must be tested using official ballots that are clearly marked “test ballots.” 17 V.S.A. § 2493(b)
Sat, Feb 25 (Within 10 days before election) Legislative body must hold a public informational hearing on any public question or budget to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2680(h)
Tue, Feb 28 (Beginning 5 business days before election) Although town clerk is no longer required to mail notice to voters whose ballots are deemed defective, reasonable efforts to provide notice must still be made. 17 V.S.A. § 2546(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.

Note: A town may vote to start its annual meeting on any of the three days immediately preceding the first Tuesday in March. 17:2640(b). In such instances, all relevant dates should be changed to correspond with the day on which the municipality holds its town meeting. Voter petition deadlines and town meeting warning deadlines may be earlier if the town has a floor meeting in the three days preceding the first Tuesday in March and has Australian ballot voting.

March 2023

March 2023

Date Description   Citation
Tue, Mar 2 (Periodically, or 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 V.S.A. § 2144b(d)
Tue, Mar 2 (At least 5 days before town meeting) Last day to publish warning in a newspaper of general circulation in the town if the warning has not been distributed in the annual town (auditors’) report or otherwise. 17 V.S.A. § 2641(b)
Tue, Mar 2 (5 days before town meeting) Last day for town treasurer to settle accounts with auditors. 24 V.S.A. § 1578
Sat, Mar 4 (As soon as early or absentee ballots are ready and not later than 3 days before election) Board of civil authority – or, upon request of the board, the town clerk – designates pairs of justices of the peace, ensuring political balance in each pair, to deliver early absentee ballots to ill or physically disabled voters. 17 V.S.A. § 2538(a)(2)
Sat, Mar 4-Mon, Mar 6 (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 V.S.A. § 2640(b), (c)
Mon, Mar 6 Last day for legislative body to hold public informational hearing on any public question or budget to be voted by Australian ballot at town meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2680(h)
Mon, Mar 6 (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. If the clerk’s office is not open on the day before the election, they may file requests until the clerk’s office closes on the last day the office has hours prior to the election. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2531(a)(1), 2532(a)
Mon, Mar 6 Any time prior to the day of the election, the board of civil authority must appoint assistant election officers and, if more than one polling place is used, a presiding officer for each. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2454, 2452(b)
Tue, Mar 7 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 3 days preceding that Tuesday. 1 V.S.A. § 371(a); 17 V.S.A §  2640(a), (b)
Tue, Mar 7 (Before polls open) Presiding officer must post a copy of the warning, 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 V.S.A. § 2523
Tue, Mar 7 (Before polls open) Town clerk must give election officials a list of those voters who voted early in clerk’s office or cast early or absentee ballots. 17 V.S.A. § 2548(a)
Tue, Mar 7 Polls must open no earlier than 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. Polls remain open until 7:00 p.m. 17 V.S.A. § 2561
Tue, Mar 7 (During polling hours) A person may apply to be added to the checklist to the presiding officer at the polling place. Presiding officer must review submitted applications and determine if they meet 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 given the opportunity to vote. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2121, 2144(b)
Tue, Mar 7 Moderator must open town floor meeting at the time established by legislative body, unless the town voted otherwise at a preceding meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2655
Tue, Mar 7 (As soon as possible after polls close) Presiding officer must examine the certified checklists and prepare a statement of discrepancies. Unless the board of civil authority voted not to use an exit checklist, each checklist must be identified as either the “entrance” or the “exit” checklist. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2507, 2583
Tue, Mar 7 (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 before the election; by being dropped 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 V.S.A. § 2543(d)
Tue, Mar 7 (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 V.S.A. § 2645(b)
Sun, Mar 12 (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 V.S.A. § 2682b
Sun, Mar 12 (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 V.S.A. § 1167
Tue, Mar 14 (Within 5 business days of town meeting) Last day for the town clerk to add new voter registration information received pursuant to 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b)(1) on day of election to the statewide voter checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b)(2)
Tue, Mar 14 (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 V.S.A. § 2682b
Fri, Mar 17 (Within 10 days after the election) Last day for a registered voter to file a petition with town clerk requesting a recount of any question voted by Australian ballot that passed or failed by less than 5 percent. 17 V.S.A. § 2688
Fri, Mar 17 (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 V.S.A § 2683(a)
Fri, Mar 17 (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 V.S.A. § 2663

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

Note: A town may vote to start its annual meeting on any of the three days immediately preceding the first Tuesday in March. 17:2640(b). In such instances, all relevant dates should be changed to correspond with the day on which the municipality holds its town meeting. Voter petition deadlines and town meeting warning deadlines may be earlier if the town has a floor meeting in the three days preceding the first Tuesday in March and has Australian ballot voting.

April 2023

April 2023

Date Description Citation
Sat. Apr 1 Last day for town clerk to submit civil marriage license quarterly report and fees to state treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 1712(1)
Sat. Apr 1 Last day for residents to license dogs or wolf-hybrids. 20 V.S.A. § 3581(a)
Sat. Apr 1 Date by which appraisal value of real and personal property is set. 32 V.S.A. § 3482
Sat. Apr 1 Last day for town clerk to furnish listers with copies of property transfer tax returns from the preceding 12-month period. 32 V.S.A. § 3485(a)
Wed, Apr 5 (22 days after warning the runoff election) Last day a runoff election may be held. 17 V.S.A. § 2682b
Thu, Apr 6 (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 V.S.A. § 2661(b)
Thu, Apr 20 Last day for return of property inventories to listers. 32 V.S.A. § 4004

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 2023

May 2023

Date Description Citation
Mon, May 1 Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with Internal Revenue Service. irs.gov/instructions/i941
Mon, May 1 Last day for listers to receive applications for tax exemption due to disabled veteran status. 32 V.S.A. § 3802(11)
Sat, May 6 (No later than 60 days after election) Last day by which clerk must indicate each voter’s participation in the election on the town checklist of the statewide checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2593
Mon, May 15 Triannual deadline for town clerk to remit to state treasurer dog licensing fees and accounting of the licenses sold. 20 V.S.A. § 3581
Mon, May 29 Memorial Day 1 V.S.A § 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.

June 2023

June 2023

Date Description Citation
Thu, Jun 1 Last day for town treasurer to pay nonresidential and homestead education taxes to state treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 5402(c)
Thu, Jun 1 Last day for listers to lodge property inventories with town clerk. 32 V.S.A. § 4007
Mon, Jun 5 (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 6. 17 V.S.A. § 2661(b)
Mon, Jun 5 (In towns using Australian ballot for town meeting) Town clerk may open and destroy used town meeting ballots and tally sheets, except as otherwise provided by law. 17 V.S.A. § 2590(d)
Mon, Jun 19 (In towns of fewer than 5,000 residents) Last day for listers to lodge the grand list with town clerk for public inspection. 32 V.S.A. §§ 4151, 4341
Fri, Jun 30 Last day for town treasurer to complete the form provided by the state auditor that ensures proper use of public funds. Treasurer must also provide a copy to the legislative body for its review. 24 V.S.A. § 1571(d)
Fri, Jun 30 End of fiscal year for all school districts, charter provisions notwithstanding, and for municipalities that have adopted a July 1 through June 30 fiscal year calendar. 32 V.S.A. § 1, 24,V.S.A § 1683(b), (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.

June 2022 (Archive)

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.

Note: A town may vote to start its annual meeting on any of the three days immediately preceding the first Tuesday in March. 17:2640(b). In such instances, all relevant dates should be changed to correspond with the day on which the municipality holds its town meeting. Voter petition deadlines and town meeting warning deadlines may be earlier if the town has a floor meeting in the three days preceding the first Tuesday in March and has Australian ballot voting.