Elections & Voting

Town Meeting Warnings 2020

Sample Ballots

Shelburne Voting in 2020:

1. Monday March 2, 2020: Town Meeting Floor Voting

2. Tuesday March 3, 2020: Town Meeting (Austrialian (Paper) Ballot) Election
     a. Early Voting starts February 12, 2020

3. Tuesday March 3, 2020: Presidential Primary Election
     a. Early Voting Starts January 17, 2020

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

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

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 – Town Meeting at Shelburne Community School
345 Harbor Road

5:30 p.m. Town Dinner catered by Cucina Antica in the Shelburne Community School Cafeteria

6:15 p.m. Legislative Roundtable Discussions with State Representatives

Jessica Brumsted & Kate Webb

7:30 p.m. Open Town Meeting in Shelburne Community School Gym

We will be at Shelburne Community School for a Town Dinner and Town Meeting. This is both an information meeting with presentations on the budget and other topics, and voting from the floor on the Selectboard salaries and certain other Articles. Town Meeting will be recessed until Tuesday March 3rd, 2020. The budget, all other spending questions, and officer elections are voted by Australian (paper) ballot on Tuesday, March 3rd.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Town Meeting AND Presidential Primary

Australian Ballot Voting 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Town Gym 5420 Shelburne Rd.
· Voting on Town Meeting Articles and Town Officers

Town Moderator (1 Year Term)
Selectboard Member (3 Year Term)
Selectboard Member (2 Year Term)
CVSD School Director (3 Year Term)
Town Constable (2 Year Term) 
Town Budget
Open Spaces Funding
CWD Bond Vote: on water quality and compliance issues
Presidential Primary Republican OR Democratic

Town Meeting Continues - Town Warning and Sample ballots will be posted when
available at the top of this page. Election results will be posted on our website shelburnevt.org on election night.

Presidential Primary

  -  This is a separate election from Town Meeting. 

You must select a party ballot: Democratic Ballot or Republican Ballot, and your party selection (but not your vote) will be recorded in the Town Clerk’s records and under Vermont law is a public record.

. See 17 VSA 2704

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 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 click District Map 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