General Voting Information
Are you a registered voter in Barre Town? The Town of Barre Voter Checklist is posted at the following locations:
Barre Town Municipal Building, Lower Websterville
Lawsons Store – Upper Websterville
Graniteville General Store – Graniteville
Hannaford's Market – South Barre
Trow Hill Grocery – Trow Hill Area
Next Election/Polling Place/Hours
Due to COVID-19, the Barre Town Open Meeting and Annual Election of Officers & Voting by Australian Ballot normally held in May were postponed and have been rescheduled to be held together on June 2, 2020. Furthermore, in response to the Governor’s Stay Home-Stay Safe Executive Order, Barre Town voters are hereby noticed this vote will be held as a “vote by mail” election. What does this mean to you?
To receive a voting ballot for this election you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to make a request. There are several options for making a request: 1) contact the Town Clerk’s Office (802-479-9391), 2) email email@example.com, or 3) go online, using the Secretary of State’s portal (https://mvp.vermont.gov). For those who have standing orders for all early ballots during 2020 you do not need to make a request.
As part of the vote by mail election, a drive-thru polling place will be available on June 2, 2020 at the Department of Public Works Garage,129 Websterville Road, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The drive-thru will be similar to the actual polling place. Instead of walking through the polling area you will drive through; instead of entering a voting booth you stay in your car. Secrecy envelopes will be provided with your ballot. Once you have completed voting, drive to the exit lane and deposit your sealed secrecy envelope in a locked box. Remember you are REQUIRED to stay in your vehicle at all times. The drive-thru polling place will accommodate those wishing to vote in person, serve same day voter registration, and facilitate the return of early voted ballots. For your vote to count, the ballot must be returned by the close of polls (7:00 p.m.).
Due to the complexity of the tabulator equipment and weather uncertainties (rain, snow, dust, wind), the tabulating of ballots will take place at the Barre Town Municipal Building, Selectboard Meeting room, 149 Websterville Road on June 2, 2020 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The tabulation process will be livestreamed with an address available on the website (www.barretown.org). In the event the Stay Home-Stay Safe Order is lifted, viewing the tabulating process in person will be permitted. Keep in mind numbers may need to be limited.
Important information for all elections.
The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. The polling place is the Barre Town Middle and Elementary School gym, 70 Websterville Road, Websterville VT 05678.
- You can vote early in the Town Clerk's Office at 149 Websterville Road, Websterville VT 05678 until 4:30 pm the day prior to the election.
- Effective January 1, 2017 same-day voter registration is in effect. For future elections, you can register to vote in person at the Clerk's office at 149 Websterville Road, or online through the Vermont Secretary of State website - click here.
- Sample ballots and warnings will be posted on this site when available.
Early/Absentee ballot request(s):
- The early/absentee ballots will be available approximately 30 days prior to each election, 45 days for federal elections.
- Sample ballots are posted at the locations under Voter Registration and on this website.
- Your request can be made in person, by phone or by e-mail; or
- You can early vote in the Town Clerk's Office, pick up your own ballot and take it with you to vote at home, have it mailed, or make arrangements for two Justices of the Peace to bring ballots to your home on election day.
- There are no “standing orders” for early/absentee ballots unless you complete the on-line request form (www.sec.state.vt.us) or make a request by phone or email to the Town Clerk's Office. THIS REQUEST IS GOOD FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR (January - December) IN WHICH IT WAS MADE, unless you are military or overseas..
- If you do not sign the voted envelope or place your ballot in the envlelope you vote will be considered spoiled and not counted.
- Voted ballots can be returned to the Clerk's Office by mail, in person, through the drop box (located at the front of the municipal building), or by delivering to the polling place on election day. NOTE: All early ballots being delivered after 4:30 p.m., closing time for the Town Clerk's Office, should be taken to the official polling place. Ballots deposited in the drop box at the municipal building after 4:30 p.m. will be considered late and not counted.
Posting of Political Signs: On June 22, 2016, the Secretary of State's office distributed information on the" Vermont Sign Law and Political Signs" - in particular where signs can and cannot be placed. Please click on the link to read the information.
Voter Turnout statistics: click here.
Information on how to receive donations from Town voters click here to read the policy.
THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARD? Just click here to watch a video on the process.