News & Updates
Town Meeting Day, March 5thTown Meeting Day is March 5, 2019 where local officials are elected as well as Town and School budgets, and local miscellaneous articles. If you are interested in becoming a local elected official, the town has several positions/seats where the term of service is expiring on Town Meeting day. Please see the list below. To be eligible for the Town Meeting election and have your name on the ballot there is a petition/consent process that needs to be completed with a deadline. The paperwork needing to be submitted are consent form, allowing your name to be put on the ballot, and a petition with the signatures of 30 Colchester registered voters. The petition has specific information required on top of the form before any signatures are obtained. The deadline to submit both forms to the Town Clerk’s Office is January 28th, Monday, by 5 pm. (click here for forms)
Elected Officials/Positions Expiring March 5, 2019
Library Trustees 5 yr. term
Lister 3 yr. term
Moderator 1 yr. term
School Board 2 yr. term
School Board 3 yr. term
Selectboard 2 yr. term
Selectboard 3 yr. term
Voter Information & Registration
Beginning January 1, 2017 eligible persons may register to vote any day up to and including the day of election. The easiest method is through the State of Vermont Online Voter Registration portal. Visit the portal and get more information by clicking on the “Vermont Online Voter Registration” link at the left.
If you do not have internet access, you may register at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours or on Election Day at the polling location, Colchester High School. If you have not voted in Vermont before, you must take the Voter’s Oath.
If you are unable to cast your vote on Election Day, you may vote by early or absentee ballot. The easiest method is to request the ballot is through the State of Vermont, “My Voter Page”. The link to the left will bring you to the internet website where you can log into your personal voting page and request an absentee ballot be sent via US mail. Please be sure to allow enough time for mail transit; the Clerks are not responsible for delayed or misdirected mail.
If you do not have internet access, you may request by phone (802-264-5520) or apply in person at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. An authorized person (such as a spouse) may apply for an early voter/absentee ballot on behalf of such a voter, as well.
- District 9-1 - (Comprised of the area east of I-89, the west side of I-89 north of the Malletts Creek inlet and excluding the south side of Blakely Road)
- District 9-2 - (Comprised of the area west of I-89 south of the Malletts Creek inlet, including the south side of Blakely Road)
- 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Colchester High School (For both voting districts)
131 Laker Lane (Off Blakely Road)
Colchester, VT 05446
When entering Laker Lane, please drive to the rear parking lot, as it is closest to the voting location. See the map below for more information: