Elections & Voting
Shelburne Voting in 2020:
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.
The State mailed the Shelburne ballots this past Tuesday September 29, 2020. They should be arriving any day now. If you do not receive your ballot by October 7th, please call the Town Clerk’s Office and we will help you. 802-985-5116
To return your ballot, you may use the postage paid enclosed return envelope. Please mail it back by 10/26. Or drop it off.
Absentee Ballot Drop-off Locations
Shelburne Town Clerk’s Office will be open Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Shelburne Police Dispatch in the same building on the ground floor located at 5420 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, Vermont. Police Dispatch is open 24/7.
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.
In person voting is still available in the Shelburne Town Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Election Day November 3, 2020 in the Town Center Gym. Please feel free to bring the ballot that was mailed to you, to vote in person. If you lose or forget your ballot, you will need to sign the Affidavit of No Ballot Cast, to be issued another ballot.
The Town Clerk’s Office is closed on Monday November 10, 2020 in observance of the holiday. And we will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on November 2, 2020 to prepare for the Election on November 3, 2020.
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
- 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.