Elections Calendar of Events

October
1

Candidates, PACs, and Parties - campaign finance filing deadline

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Candidates that have rasied or spent $500 or more, political committees that have raised and spent $1,000 or more, and political parties that have raised or spent $1,000 or more must register and file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State.  17 V.S.A. § 2964.   Candidates who have rolled over funds from previous campaigns are required to submit campaign finance reports. 17 V.S.A. § 2964.  

October
5

Clerks - Last day to post Warning for the Nov. 4 General Election

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day to post the warning and notice for the general election (30 days before the election).  17 V.S.A. § 2521(a)  The voter checklist must also be posted in two or more public places in the town in addition to being posted at the town clerk's office in towns with over 5,000 population.  In towns with less than 5,000 population, the checklist must only be posted one place in addition to the clerk's office.  17 V.S.A. §§ 2141, 2521(a).  In towns that divide their checklist, that portion of the checklist that applies to the district should be posted.  

October
15

Candidates, PACs, and Parties - campaign finance filing deadline

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Candidates that have rasied or spent $500 or more, political committees that have raised and spent $1,000 or more, and political parties that have raised or spent $1,000 or more must register and file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State.  17 V.S.A. § 2964.   Candidates who have rolled over funds from previous campaigns are required to submit campaign finance reports. 17 V.S.A. § 2964.  

October
15

Clerks - Last day to post sample ballots for the General election

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for town clerks to post sample ballots for the General election in the same places that have previously posted copies of the warning, notice, and checklist (20 days prior to the election).  17 V.S.A. §2522(a)  

October
15

U.S. Congressional candidates-last day to file quarterly FEC report

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for U.S. Congressional candidates to file FEC quarterly reports for the October quarter (Aug. 25-Sept. 30). 2 U.S.C. § 434(a)(2)

October
23

U.S. Congressional candidates - Last day to file FEC 12-day pre-general election report

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for U.S. Congressional candidates to file FEC 12-day pre-general election reports (Oct. 1-Oct. 19). 2 U.S.C. § 434(a)(2)

October
29

Voters - Last day to apply for addition to the checklist

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day, until 5:00 p.m., to apply for addition to the checklist in order to vote in the general election.  Clerks' offices must be kept open from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to receive applications.  17 V.S.A. § 2144(a)  Also last day for town clerks to receive a request for an application for addition to the checklist accompanying an early or absentee ballot request.  17 V.S.A. § 2532(b) and (c)    

October
29

Voters - last day to file written notice of intent to register to vote

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Last day, until 5:00 p.m., for people who are not eligible to register by this date but who will be by election day to file a written notice of intent to apply with the town clerk. 17 V.S.A. § 2144(b) and (c)

October
30

Clerks - Last day to provide updated checklist to BCA

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Last day for town clerk to forward to the board of civil authority a list of voters added to the checklist (at least five days before election). 17 V.S.A. § 2144b(d)

This page was last updated: 2014-03-24