Elections & Voting
Town Meeting Warning & Sample Ballots & Budget will be posted when available.
In 2024, we will run six elections, voting by Australian ballot, on three dates:
March 5th, 2024:
1. Presidential Primary Election - Voters need to request a ballot by party. This is the only election in Vermont where voters need to publicly chose a party to vote for. Ballots will be available January 20th, 2024.
2. Shelburne Town Meeting Election - Ballots will be available February 14th.
3. Champlain Valley School District Annual Meeting Election - Ballots will be available February 14th.
4. Champlain Water District - Bonded Projects Update
On September 13, 2022, the Champlain Water District (CWD) voters passed a bond for $8.7M for the Filtered Water Tank II and Raw Water Parallel Transmission Main. Both of these projects had been identified for significant grant funding potentially up to 80%. The promise to the CWD voters was there would be no CWD increase as a result of these two projects, with the potential grant funding and older CWD bonds set to expire. Unfortunately, neither project was eligible for the potential funding sources.
There is still the need to move these projects forward. However, the most pressing need for CWD at this time is to construct the new Filtered Water Tank II to replace the existing Filtered Water Tank which has significant structural issues. CWD still believes that this project, with a projected total project cost of $5.5M, can be funded without increasing CWD rates as a result of this project.
In March 2024, CWD intends to ask the voters to repurpose the $3.2M dedicated to the Raw Water Parallel Transmission Main under the September 2022 bond, for a CWD Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Upgrade. This improvement will allow the District to continually be in a position to supply safe, affordable drinking water 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, as well as maintaining compliance with all State and Federal regulations and requirements. This SCADA Upgrade project will result in a rate increase. More information will be available in the coming months to explain the need for this SCADA Upgrade project, anticipated project costs, and user rate impacts. At least two (2) special in person meetings will be held prior to the March 2024 bond vote to answer any questions the voters may have regarding the SCADA Upgrade project and bond articles.
August 13, 2024:
State Primary - Ballots will be available 45 days before the election. This is the only election where we issue all party ballots to voters. Voters privately choose one party ballot to vote. And they must return all the ballots: one voted and others unvoted.
November 5, 2024:
General Election - Ballots will be available 45 days before the election. This is the only election in Vermont where ballots are mailed to all active registered voters by the Secretary of State's office.
Voters may start requesting absentee/early voting ballots for all 2024 elections on January 1, 2024:
Online at https://mvp.vermont.gov/ or by phone: 802-985-5116
Shelburne Local Seats up for Election in March 2024 are:
Town Moderator (1 Year Term)
Town Clerk (3 Year Term)
Selectboard Member (3 Year Term)
Selectboard Member (2 Year Term)
Town Constable (2 Year Term)
Champlain Vally Water District Representative (3 Year Term)
Champlain Valley School District School Director (3 Year Term)
Redistricting for Voting:
We have new district numbers for our House Districts this staring in 2022: 6 and 7. District 5-1 became 6. And District 5-2 became 7. 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. To find your new district number please see this list:
2. What District am I in? This map allows you to search on a given address and will place a pin on the map and tell you what district that address is in. You can also click on a given parcel on the map, and it will display the address and the district.
Absentee Ballot Drop-off Locations:
- Shelburne Town Clerk’s Office We are staffing the office Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Clerk’s Office is closed at 2 p.m. the day before all Elections.
- 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 in the Shelburne Town Clerk's Office during early Voting Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Clerk’s Office is closed at 2:00 p.m. the day before all Elections.
- 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 principal 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.