Elections & Voting

In 2018, there are three scheduled elections: 

  1. Town Meeting Election - Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  2. State Primary Election - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  3. State General Election - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 

Town Meeting Local Candidate Deadline to submit Petitions and Consent Forms is Monday January 29, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. with the Town Clerk.

All Local Candidates must take out a petition and get a 30 signatures from registered Shelburne voters to get on the ballot. Also all Candidates must submit a consent form to be on the ballot. PDF’s are listed below under Related Documents. You may also get paper copies in Clerk’s office.

Town Meeting and Australian (paper) Ballot Voting

The first Tuesday of March (March 6, 2018). The Town, Champlain Valley School District (CVSD) budgets are voted on by Australian ballot. The polling place is in the Town Center Gymnasium (5420 Shelburne Road). The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Election results will be posted on our website on election night.

Town Information Meeting, Monday, March 5th, 2018 

Informational Meeting will be held at Shelburne Community School for a town dinner and informational meeting. Details will be posted soon.

Town Meeting Local Election Day Tuesday March 6th, 2018 at the Town Center Gym. The following positions will be expiring this year:

  • Town Moderator a one year term currently held by Tom Little,
  • Town Clerk three year term currently held by Diana Vachon,
  • Selectboard three year term currently held by Gary von Stange,
  • Selectboard two year term currently held by Jerry Storey,
  • Selectboard one year of a two year term currently held by Jaime Heins,
  • Champlain Water District three year term, currently held by Pete Gadue,
  • Town Constable two year term currently held by Bob Lake,
  • Champlain Valley School District Director three year term currently held by Joan Lenes

Voting Districts

There are two voting districts in Shelburne 5-1 and 5-2. 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

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 principle 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.