Elections & Voting

Absentee Ballot Application 
Vermont Voter Application
     

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.
 

Town Meeting (Informational only) and Floor Vote


 Monday February 29 at 7:30 p.m. preceded by a dinner at 5:30 p.m. with legislators at the Community School (Harbor Rd & School Streets). 

Town Meeting and Australian (paper) Ballot Voting


The first Tuesday of March.  The Town, CVU and Elementary School 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.
  • General Elections:  November 1, 2016 (1st Tuesday in November every 2 years)
  • Presidential Primary: 1st Tuesday in March every 4 years
 

Voter Registration


  • New 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.
  • Individual’s who have never voted in Vermont, will need to take the Freeman’s Oath and you can administer it yourself.
  • You must bring a valid ID with you.
  • The deadline for registering to vote for any election is the Wednesday before the election at 5:00 p.m.