Elections & Voting

Shelburne Candidate Forum

The Livestream will appear at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, February 15th simultaneously on The Shelburne page on our website Media Factory. Our Engage Channel (Comcast 1084) - Schedule here.

It is a bipartisan event for the public to come and ask questions of the local candidates on the March 5th ballot. It will be held in person in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. And aired by Media Factory.

Election Schedule - 2024

 

In 2024, we will run six elections, 
voting by Australian ballot, on three dates: 

March 5, 2024, August 13, 2024
and November 5, 2024

Presidential Primary: 

March 5, 2024
You must pick a ballot by party.

Shelburne Town Meeting:

March 5, 2024

CVSD School Meeting:

March 5, 2024

Champlain Water District:

March 5, 2024

Vermont State Primary:

August 13, 2024

General Election:

November 5, 2024

See below for more information.

Plan ahead and request your ballots by mail now.  

Go to:  My Voter Page   

  • 1. Sign in.      
  • 2. CLICK  "Online Absentee Ballots Request".
  • 3. Request by "Date Range".     Enter 01/01/2024---12/31/2024 to pick up All four elections.
  • 4. Include Federal/State Elections, YES  
  • 5. Pick Party for Pres Primary only 
  • 6. Voter Type = CIVILIAN 
  • 7. Delivery Method = MAIL
  • 8. CLICK SUBMIT TO CLERK

March 5th, 2024:
1. Presidential Primary Election - Voters need to request a ballot by party. This is the only election in Vermont where voters need to publicly chose a party to vote for. Ballots will be available January 20th, 2024.

2. Shelburne Town Meeting Election - Ballots will be available February 14th.

Shelburne Local Seats up for Election in March 2024 are: 

  • Town Moderator (1 Year Term)
  • Town Clerk (3 Year Term)
  • Selectboard Member (3 Year Term)
  • Selectboard Member (2 Year Term)
  • Town Constable (2 Year Term)
  • Champlain Water District Representative (3 Year Term)
  • Champlain Valley School District School Director (3 Year Term)

3. Champlain Valley School District Annual Meeting Election - Ballots will be available February 14th.

4.  Champlain Water District - Bonded Projects Update.  Ballots will be available February 14th 

In March 2024, CWD intends to ask the voters to repurpose the $3.2M dedicated to the Raw Water Parallel Transmission Main under the September 2022 bond, for a CWD Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Upgrade. For more information go to: https://www.champlainwater.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=53

August 13, 2024:
Vermont State Primary - Ballots will be available 45 days before the election. This is the only election where we issue all party ballots to voters. Voters privately choose ­one party ballot to vote. And they must return all the ballots: one voted and others unvoted.

November 5, 2024:
General Election - Ballots will be available 45 days before the election. This is the only election in Vermont where ballots are mailed to all active registered voters by the Secretary of State's office.

Voters may start requesting absentee/early voting ballots for all 2024 elections on January 1, 2024:
Online at https://mvp.vermont.gov/ or by phone: 802-985-5116  

Redistricting for Voting:

We have new district numbers for our House Districts this staring in 2022: 6 and 7. District 5-1 became 6. And District 5-2 became 7.  The issue of voting districts becomes important in state elections as it determines legislative representation. District maps are available in the town clerk’s office and below under Related Documents. To find your new district number please see this list:

1.  2022 Districts by Street Name (Alphabetically)

2.  What District am I in?  This map allows you to search on a given address and will place a pin on the map and tell you what district that address is in.  You can also click on a given parcel on the map, and it will display the address and the district.

Absentee Ballot Drop-off Locations:

  1. Shelburne Town Clerk’s Office We are staffing the office Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Clerk’s Office is closed at 2 p.m. the day before all Elections.
  2. Shelburne Police Dispatch in the same building on the ground floor located at 5420 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, Vermont. Police Dispatch is open 24/7.  
  3. Drive through option: Shelburne Secure Absentee Ballot Drop Box located at 5420 Shelburne Road straight off the north door of the Town Offices, near a light, and video surveillance camera. Thanks to the highway department for securing, it into the ground. And thank you to the Recreation Department for making the signs on the box.
  4. In Person Voting in the Shelburne Town Clerk's Office during early Voting Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Clerk’s Office is closed at 2:00 p.m. the day before all Elections.

Voter Registration

        .  On-Line Voter Registration

  • The Town Clerk’s Office is responsible for maintaining the voter registration list.
  • There is no waiting period for establishing residency in Vermont.
  • The law states that “residency” is defined by where the person is domiciled, as evidenced by intent to maintain a principal dwelling place in the town indefinitely and to return there if temporarily absent, coupled with an act or acts consistent with that intent.
  • Voter registration forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours or at the police station 24/7. You may also register online.
  • Individuals, who have never voted in Vermont, will need to take the Freeman’s Oath and you can administer it yourself.
  • Same day voter registration as of January 1, 2017.

For a Copy of the Checklist Email Diana Vachon, Town Clerk  
E-911 Confidentiality Option


Related Documents