City Council

Member of the Board of Registration of Voters

Position Description

The Board of Registration of Voters is created by Charter § 43.  The Board’s 12 members:

  1. Review and take lawful action on additions and removals of voters to the voter checklist;
  2. Work at the polls on Election Day on voter registration related issues (i.e., Address and name changes, omission from the checklist, verification issues, etc.);
  3. Attend and participate in monthly and special board meetings; and
  4. Participate in Board sponsored voter outreach activities. 

Members must be legal voters. Not more than six (6) members may be from the same political party.

Members are appointed for five (5) year terms and serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. If a member resigns, a new appointee is appointed to fill out the term of the member who resigned.

Historically, the Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00PM at the Burlington Police Department.

In addition, members are expected to:

  • Interact professionally with members of the public;
  • Possess basic computer skills;
  • Have strong attention to detail;
  • Work a 12 hour shift on Election Day;
  • Attend scheduled meetings, or let the chairperson know ahead of the meeting if they will not be able to attend;
  • Review any materials provided to the Board ahead of time;
  • Notify the chairperson and/or the city staff person assigned to the Board of any accommodation for a disability that may be required in order for the person to serve;
  • Act from a spirit of cooperation and with respect towards other Board members, City staff, and members of the public appearing before or working with the Board;
  • Avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest or bias;
  • When deciding a controversy or responding to a request, conduct themselves in a fair and impartial manner;
  • Comply with the Vermont Open Meeting and Access to Public Records laws;
  • Consider fairly the interests of all individuals and organizations whose interests may be affected by the Board’s actions.