The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 17: Elections

Chapter 51: CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS


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 Sub-Chapter 1: Election Officials
 
§ 2451   Board of civil authority
§ 2452   Presiding officer
§ 2453   Duties of presiding officer
§ 2454   Assistant election officers
§ 2455   Duties of election officials
§ 2456   Disqualifications
§ 2457   Workshops and information for election officials
§ 2458   Complaint procedure
 
 Sub-Chapter 2: Ballots
 
§ 2471   General election ballot
§ 2472   Contents
§ 2473   Provisions relative to presidential election
§ 2474   Choice of party
§ 2475   Death or withdrawal of candidate
§ 2476   Repealed. 1985, No. 197 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.
§ 2477   Repealed. 2003, No. 94 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.
§ 2478   Number of paper ballots to be printed and furnished
§ 2479   Manner of distribution
§ 2480   Substitute ballots
§ 2481   Printed ballots required
§ 2482   Repealed. 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 120.
 
 Sub-Chapter 3: Vote Tabulators
 
§ 2491   Political subdivision; vote tabulators
§ 2492   Repealed. 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 43.
§ 2493   Rules for use of vote tabulators; audits
§ 2494   Construction with other laws
§ 2495   Repealed. 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 27.
§ 2496   Repealed. 1999, No. 2, § 2.
§ 2497   2497, 2498. Repealed . 2001, No. 5, Section 6.
§ 2499   Transfer of paper ballots from vote tabulators
 
 Sub-Chapter 4: Polling Places
 
§ 2501   Determining districts
§ 2502   Location of polling places
§ 2503   Repealed. 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 120.
§ 2504   Voting booths
§ 2505   Guardrail
§ 2506   Ballot boxes; signs for depositing ballots
§ 2507   Distribution of checklists
§ 2508   Campaigning during polling hours; voter access
§ 2509   Repealed. 1981, No. 239 (Adj. Sess.), § 45, eff. July 1, 1982.
 
 Sub-Chapter 5: Warnings, Notices, Sample Ballots And Other Voter Information
 
§ 2521   Warnings and notices
§ 2522   Sample ballots
§ 2523   Posting at polling place on election day
 
 Sub-Chapter 6: Early Or Absentee Voters
 
§ 2531   Application for early voter absentee ballot
§ 2532   Applications; form
§ 2532a   Mobile polling stations
§ 2533   Notification of invalid application
§ 2534   List of early or absentee voters
[Section 2534 effective until July 1, 2015; see also section 2534 effective July 1, 2015 set out below.]
§ 2535   Form of early voter absentee ballots and envelopes; federal or military requirements
§ 2536   Furnishing early voter absentee ballot envelopes
§ 2537   Early or absentee voting in the town clerk's office
§ 2538   Delivery of ballots by justices of the peace
§ 2539   Mailing of early voter absentee ballots; voters who are permanently disabled
§ 2540   Instructions to be sent with ballots
§ 2541   Marking of ballots
§ 2542   Signing certificate
§ 2543   Return of ballots
§ 2544   Repealed. 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 120.
§ 2545   Receipt of marked ballots by town clerk; delivery to election officers
§ 2546   Deposit of early voter absentee ballots in ballot box
§ 2547   Defective ballots
§ 2548   Voting in person
§ 2549   Use of federal war ballot
§ 2550   Early or absentee voters deemed 'present and voting'
 
 Sub-Chapter 6A: Provisional Voting And Voter Affirmation
 
§ 2555   Provisional ballot envelopes
§ 2556   Provisional voting
§ 2557   Town clerk approval of provisional voter attestation
 
 Sub-Chapter 7: Process Of Voting
 
§ 2561   Hours of voting; extended hours
§ 2562   Presiding officer to assign duties to election officials
§ 2563   Admitting voter
§ 2564   Challenges
§ 2565   Delivery of ballots
§ 2566   Marking ballots
§ 2567   Voting systems for voters with disabilities
§ 2568   Spoiled and unused ballots
§ 2569   Assistance to voter
§ 2570   Depositing ballots
§ 2571   Checking voter's name upon leaving
§ 2572   Viewing of the checklist
§ 2573   No counting before polls close
 
 Sub-Chapter 8: Count And Return Of Votes
 
§ 2581   Closing polls
§ 2582   Presiding officer to direct count; transporting ballots or checklist
§ 2583   Official checklist to be tallied; storage of checklist
§ 2584   Opening of ballot boxes; distribution of ballots
§ 2585   Ballots not to be written upon
§ 2586   Secretary of state to prepare forms
§ 2587   Rules for counting ballots
§ 2588   Filing returns
§ 2589   Identifying ballots
§ 2590   Securing and storing ballots, tally sheets, and checklists
§ 2591   Return not received
§ 2592   Canvassing committees; canvass of votes in general or special elections
§ 2593   Participation to be entered on statewide checklist by town clerk
[Section 2593 effective until July 1, 2015; see also section 2593 effective July 1, 2015 set out below.]
 
 Sub-Chapter 9: Recounts And Contest Of Elections
 
§ 2601   Recounts
§ 2602   Petitions for recounts
§ 2602a   Appointment of recount committee; setting date of recount
§ 2602b   Assignment of duties
§ 2602c   Preparation for recount
§ 2602d   Examination of checklists
§ 2602e   Sorting of ballots
§ 2602f   Recount by vote tabulator
§ 2602g   Repealed. 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 43.
§ 2602h   Completing the tally
§ 2602i   Costs
§ 2602j   Other rules for conducting the recount
§ 2602k   After the recount
§ 2602l   Repealed. 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 43.
§ 2603   Contest of elections
§ 2604   Repealed. 1985, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.
§ 2605   House of representatives
§ 2606   Senate
§ 2607   Canvassing committee
 
 Sub-Chapter 10: Jurisdiction Of Courts
 
§ 2616   Jurisdiction to prosecute criminal offenses
§ 2617   Jurisdiction of superior courts

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