Colchester Town Meeting Day

A Colchester voter casts her vote during Town Meeting Day in March 2019.

COLCHESTER — Town Meeting Day, when Colchester residents will vote for town and school officials as well as various budgets, is just two weeks away. 

Here's what you need to know in order to cast your vote. 

1.  In January, the Colchester Town Clerk’s Office sent an absentee request postcard to all active, registered voters.

Voters can complete the postage-paid postcard and drop it in the mail, or go to the “My Voter Page” online. There is a shortcut provided on the postcard to request your ballot through the Vermont Secretary of State portal.

2.  On Feb. 10, the Town Clerk’s Office started sending ballots to those who requested one.

Once you receive your ballot, read all directions, complete your vote and mail it or drop it off at the Election Drive-up Drop Box between the Colchester Police Department and Colchester Town Hall.

If you choose to mail your ballot, be sure to allow time for postal transit. Absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. March 1 or brought to CHS by 7 p.m. March 2 in order to be counted.

3.  For those voters who wish to vote in person, voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 at Colchester High School.

Please do not request a ballot if you plan to place your vote in person.

4.  Have questions about what’s on the ballot? Get them answered during one of the selectboard’s virtual information sessions.

Residents can participate by calling in to (929) 205-6099. The dates, times, meeting IDs and passcodes for each of the remaining two sessions.

Feb. 16, 10 a.m.; Meeting ID 956 6785 6314, Passcode 218605

Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Meeting ID 919 9742 0365, Passcode 565040

The board will provide information and answer questions about Article 1, FY 22 Municipal Services budget, and Article 2, the Public Safety Capital Plan.


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