The 2020 General Election will be held November 3, 2020. East Montpelier voting will be conducted at the EM Elementary School, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. For the health and safety of all, masks/face coverings are REQUIRED at this polling place. You are encouraged to leave non-voting members of your household and children at home due to social distancing protocols.
General Election Ballots have been, as of September 30, 2020, mailed by the VT Secretary of State’s office to all active, as of September 2, 2020, East Montpelier voters. The town will handle the mailing of absentee ballots for those who register or alter their registration after September 2, 2020.
You can return your voted ballot three ways:
- Mail by USPS (please do not mail ballots after October 24, 2020)
- Deliver the ballot directly to the town office and deposit it in the new secure drop box next to the handicap ramp or, if you would prefer, during business hours (9-5 M-Th; 9-noon F) you can hand the ballot to the clerk (the office remains closed to the public, so you will need to call when you arrive so that the clerk can either meet you at the door or in the parking lot)
- On Election Day, you must bring the ballot to the polling location at EMES
If you receive an absentee ballot but still wish to vote in person on November 3, 2020 at EMES, please bring your ballot with you. If you have lost your ballot, a replacement will be provided.
Election officials will feed ballots from early voters into the tabulator on a weekly basis starting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. and continuing on the following two Thursdays, 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:
For more information on voting and voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre (223-3313×201; email@example.com) or Municipal Assistant Denise Sparrow (223-3313×202; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The League of Women Voters of Vermont has provided some handy absentee ballot voting tips:
1. Mark your ballot oval with a blue or black pen. Do not use any other color pen or magic marker.
2. Your ballot comes with two envelopes. Place your marked ballot in the Voted Ballot Envelope and seal it.
3. Complete the requested information on the Certificate
– Your full formal name. No nicknames.
– Your town or city of residence
– Your signature (super important!) and date
If you forget to do this or you do not complete all of the required information, your ballot will be disqualified and not counted. And, we do not want this to happen – EVER!
4. Place the voted ballot envelope in the outer envelope and mail it or drop it off at your Town/City Clerk’s office. To ensure that your ballot gets to the Clerk’s office in time, mail it before October 24. Otherwise, you can personally drop your ballot off at the Town/City Clerk’s office before the close of business on November 2nd or you can take your ballot to the polls before 7 p.m. on Election Day.
5. Track your ballot — visit your “My Voter Page” (see below) – it will show the date your ballot was received by your Town/City Clerk.
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.