Clerk/Treasurer’s Office

How to Vote

State Primary - August 9, 2022

Absentee ballots will NOT be mailed to all voters for this election. If you would like to request a ballot to be mailed to you, please request one online at https://mvp.vermont.gov or call the City Clerk's Office at (802) 865-7000. Ballots will be available starting Monday, June 27. 

Ways to return your ballot:

  • By Mail - we recommend mailing your ballot no later than Saturday, July 30th.
  • In an outdoor drop box available 24/7 until 4:3opm on Monday, August 8th located at:
    • City Hall - on the Main Street side of the building across from the Flynn Theater
    • Department of Public Works - 645 Pine Street, front of building
    • Fire Station #2 - 132 North Avenue, rear of building
    • Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center - 130 Gosse Court, front of building
    • Fire Station #3 - 20 Mansfield Avenue, front of building
  • At the Clerk/Treasurer's Office in City Hall during our business hours (Monday-Friday 8-12:30 and 1:30-4:30) until 1pm on Monday, August 8th
  • At your polling place between 7am and 7pm on Election Day, Tuesday, August 9th

Here is some basic information for you, the voter. If you have any questions after reading this poster, or at any time during the voting process, ask your City Clerk or an Election Official.

Election Resources are available in Arabic, Burmese, French, Napali, Somali, and Swahili. 

CHECK-IN

Go to “Check In Here”. Give your name and, if asked, your residence to the Election Official in a clear, audible voice. Wait until your name is repeated and checked off by the Election Official. Enter within the guardrail and do not leave until you have voted. An Election Official will hand you a ballot. Go to a vacant booth or table.
 

MARK YOUR BALLOT

Fill in the oval for either “YES” or “NO” for each question on the question ballot and the oval next to each candidate you wish to vote for on the candidate ballot. If you mark the wrong oval by mistake, ask the Election Official for a new ballot. Three ballots are the limit.

VOTE

Place your voted ballot into the tabulator and leave the voting area by passing outside the guardrail.

WHAT TO DO IF:

YOU‘RE NOT ON THE CHECKLIST

If your name has been dropped from the checklist and you think it was in error, speak to the Board of Voter Registration Representative available here at the polling place and ask that your name be put back on. They should check thoroughly and correct any error. If the problem isn‘t cleared up to your satisfaction, call the Secretary of State‘s office at 1-800-439-VOTE (8683).

YOU‘RE DISABLED, VISUALLY IMPAIRED, CAN‘T READ OR CAN‘T GET FROM YOUR CAR TO THE POLLING PLACE

You may request to use an accessible voting system at the polling place by speaking with an Election Official. You may bring a friend or relative to help you as long as she or he is a registered voter. A ballot may be brought out to your car by two Election Officials so you can vote there.
 

IT IS ILLEGAL TO:

- Knowingly vote more than once either in the same town or in different towns.

- Try to tell another person how to vote once you‘re inside the building where voting is taking place.

- Mislead the Board for Registration of Voters about your own or another person‘s eligibility to vote.

- Show your marked ballot to others in order to let them know how you voted.

- Make a mark on your ballot which would identify it as yours.
 

PLEASE DON‘T

Chat or socialize in the voting area especially when people are in the process of voting.

Leave brochures, buttons or other campaign literature in the voting booth.