Deadline to file a petition for Article for Town Meeting 2020

Deadlines for Calais Town Meeting

Judith Fitch Robert • calais.townclerk@gmail.com • Town Clerk, Calais
Posted to: Calais

Dear Calais Voters,
Believe it or not, Town Meeting is not that far away – Tuesday, March 3, 2020. If you are considering presenting an article to the Calais voters or running for office, please see the deadlines and instructions below and follow the links to the VT Secretary of State's election office web page for detailed instructions.

How to put an Article before the voters:
The deadline to file a petition with the town clerk to have an article appear on the ballot is Thursday, January 16, 2020. Instructions and forms are on the link below. The petition must be signed by at least 5% of the voters. In Calais, that is at least 70 signatures of registered Calais voters.
https://www.sec.state.VT.us/elections/town-meeting-local-elections/local-petitions.aspx

How to run for an elected office:
The deadline to file Nominating Petitions and Consent of Candidate forms is Monday, January 27 by 5 pm. The petition must be signed by one percent of the voters, which in Calais is 14 signatures of registered Calais voters. Instructions and forms are on the link below.
https://www.sec.state.VT.us/elections/candidates/local-candidates.aspx

Elected position with terms ending March 3, 2020.
Town Clerk, 3-year term
Select board, 2-year term
Select board, 3-year term
Lister, 3-year term

Feel free to call or email with questions.

Judy Fitch Robert, Town Clerk
456-8720
Calais.townclerk@gmail.com