Elections & Voting

If you would like to be a poll worker, please contact Diana Vachon, Town Clerk at 802-264-5075 or email.

Poll workers need to be 16 years old or older to work the polls. And currently a resident of the municipality.

Town Meeting Warnings 2020

Warnings will be posted when available.

Sample Ballots - August 11, 2020

Shelburne Voting in 2020:

 
  
1. Tuesday August 11, 2020: State Primary Election
     a. Early Voting Starts 45 days before Election Day 
 

2. Tuesday November 3, 2020: General Election
    a. Early Voting Starts 45 days before Election Day 
   

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – August Primary Election at the Town Center Gym for Australian (paper) Ballot Voting.

This election will be voted on by District 5-1 or 5-2. District voting elects your House Representative to the Vermont Legislature and other persons running for office as a member of a political party. Where you live determines your district. Please click District Map under Related Documents below to find your district.

Each voter will be given all party ballots (Democratic, Republican, Progressive, etc.) and then chooses, in private, which party ballot to vote. The voter will put the one voted ballot in the tabulator machine and discards the other unvoted ballots in the locked box provided.

The law for the August Primary Election is different from the Presidential Primary, where the voter must choose a political party ballot and vote that ballot in private. Your Presidential party choice will be recorded by an election official on the checklist. See 17 VSA 2704

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – November General Election



7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voting at the Town Center Gym 5420 Shelburne Road for Australian (paper) Ballot.

This election will be voted by District: 5-1 or 5-2. Where you live determines your district. Please check the District maps under Related Documents below to find your district.

You will vote for President of the USA, US Senators, US House of Representatives, Vermont House Representative, State Senators, County officers, Statewide officials, and local Justices of the Peace.

Sample Ballots will be posted at the top of this page when available. 

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.

Related Documents