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You almost certainly noticed that there were a number of normal voted items missing from the school portion of Town Meeting this year, both on the Australian Ballot side and on the floor. In particular, there were no votes on the U-32 and EMES FY2020 budgets. That is about to be remedied.

Both the East Montpelier Elementary School District and the U-32 School District have called special school district meetings for Tuesday, April 9, 2019. There will be an Australian Ballot vote on both the EMES budget and the U-32 budget & regular items in the EMES library from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will also be a standard school meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the EMES gymnasium to handle floor vote items.

April 9, 2019 School Election Notice to Voters
April 9, 2019 Voter Checklist (as of 03/11/19)

April 9, 2019 EMES School Meeting Warning
April 9, 2019 U-32 School Meeting Warning

There will be an information meeting on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at EMES for the EMES budget (this is the standard mandatory information meeting for Australian Ballot items). The equivalent meeting for the U-32 budget will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at U-32, room 128/131.

Please understand that this is essentially a separate process from the parallel track the Act 46 merger process is on. The rescheduled organization meeting for the Washington Central Unified Union School District is set for Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m. in the U-32 auditorium. You can see more on that here:

School District Merger Information

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots or voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre at the town office (; 223-3313 x 201).

The VT Secretary of State also offers voter services: “My Voter Page” to, among other things, request an absentee ballot or simply check on your registration; “Vermont Online Voter Registration” to register to vote online.






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