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This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2021 Town Meeting

2021 Town Meeting Day is still the first Tuesday in March — Tuesday, March 2, 2021. And that pretty much sums up all that is normal for this year’s town meeting as we continue to do what’s necessary in the interests of public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Selectboard has approved, as authorized by Act 162, a one-time shift in methodology so that 2021 Town Meeting will be an all-Australian Ballot event with the polls open at EMES from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The public informational meeting for the town meeting warning articles will be held by Zoom remote conferencing services on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Participation options will be listed below when available.

2021 EM Town Meeting Warning (approved but unsigned)

Documents of Interest:

FY2022 EM Tax Rate Worksheet for Town Meeting
FY2022 Final EM Selectboard Budget

Voting for the Washington Central Unified Union School District warning articles will also be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at EMES from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. We’ll post information on the WCUUSD warning when available. The public informational meeting for the WCUUSD warning articles will be held by remote conferencing services on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Participation options will be listed when available.

2021 WCUUSD School Meeting Warning

The town officer slots up for election this year are:

Town Moderator, 1-year term
Selectboard Member, 3-year term
Selectboard Member, 2-year term
Selectboard Member, 2 of 3-year term
Lister, 3-year term
Auditor, 3-year term
First Constable, 1-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term

There will also be one WCUUSD school board seat (with a 3-year term) available for residents of East Montpelier.

Petitions for elected office are not required this year. If you are interested in running, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre (clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org; 223-3313 x 201). You still have to submit a consent form (authorizing your name to appear on the ballot) to Rosie by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 25th.

Petitions for proposed articles on the 2021 Town Meeting Warning, with a minimum of 5% valid signatures, were due to Rosie by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 14th; Rosie recommended 130 signatures for these petitions.

More information on 2021 Town Meeting is on the town’s website at: 2021 Town Meeting
We’ll continue to post materials as they become available.

 

2021 Town Meeting Voting

If you have any questions about 2021 Town Meeting voting, including voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre at the town office (clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org; 223-3313 x 201). We do not yet know how absentee ballot distribution will occur for town meeting, but will post information as it becomes available.

Election officials will feed ballots from early voters into the tabulator on a weekly basis starting on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. and continuing on the following Thursday, February 25, 2021 also at 4:00 p.m. You can see this process, conducted by Board of Civil Authority members, live streamed on Zoom by clicking on the following link at the appropriate time:

Live Stream of Early Tabulation of 2021 Town Meeting Ballots

Notice to Voters: Early Tabulation of 2021 Town Meeting Ballots

 

Click on the pictures below to visit the VT Secretary of State’s pages to register to vote or access your personalized voter page where you can, among other things, check on your registration status or track your absentee ballot.

 

 

 

 

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