Voting and Absentee Ballot Information:
FY21 Budget Re-Vote
August 11, 2020
July 23, 2020
The school ballots have arrived at City Hall! Around 60 percent were mailed out to voters July 22 with the aim of sending the rest July 24. If you received a primary ballot, you will also receive the school ballot.
In addition to the absentee ballot option and voting at your designated polling location August 11 from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, City Hall is open for in-person voting weekdays from 9:00 am-noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm until noon August 10.
A note on deadlines: The last day to request an absentee ballot is the day before the election, August 10. If you want to be sure that your ballot counts, we suggest dropping it back off in the City Clerk's office up until noon August 10 or in the night drop box outside of City Hall up until 8:00 am on election day, rather than mailing it. Nothing can be dropped off at City Hall on election day. Any mailed ballot that is received in the mail on election day will count. Anything received after the polls close at 7:00 pm, will not count.
July 20, 2020
The FY21 revised proposed budget was unanimously approved by the school board at a special meeting July 15. This budget represents a 1.91 percent tax increase. Mini meetings on the budget will be held via Zoom at 7 pm on the following dates:
- Thursday, July 23
- Tuesday, July 28
- Thursday, July 30
- Wednesday, August 5 (Public Hearing)
- Sunday August 9
You can listen to an overview of the proposed budget and ask questions. We want to be sure you have all of the information you need prior to voting! Find agendas and Zoom information here. You can also listen to the meetings via RETN.
Although regular polling locations will be open August 11, we are encouraging the use of absentee ballots. A ballot can requested via the Secretary of State’s My Voter page. Please note that school budget and state primary ballots will be mailed separately and that the school ballot is not ready yet. If you requested an absentee ballot in the last vote, you will automatically be mailed one for this vote. You can review the latest, proposed budget information here and listen to the conversation from the July 15 board meeting via RETN.
July 10, 2020
The FY21 revised, proposed budget re-vote is scheduled to coincide with the Vermont state primary August 11. While all regular polling locations are scheduled to be open (with health and safety precautions in place), we are encouraging the use of absentee ballots. The Vermont Secretary of State has mailed postcards to all registered voters for the state primary regardless of whether or not a ballot had already been requested. This can be filled out and returned to the City Clerk and if you would also like the ballot for the budget re-vote, you can write “school” anywhere on the postcard to request it.
A ballot can also be requested via the Secretary of State’s My Voter page. Please note that school budget and state primary ballots will be mailed separately and that the school ballot is not ready yet. The City Clerk needs to print the ballots once the school board approves the amount which will add up to 7 days after the approval date. You can review the latest, proposed budget information here and listen to the conversation from the July 8 board meeting via RETN. The school board will hold a special meeting July 15 with action warned to approve the revised FY21 budget.