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The 2014 filing deadline for candidates seeking a political party's nomination by running in the primary, for minor party candidates, and for independent candidates is June 12, 2014.<ref name="calendar">[http://vermont-elections.org/2013%20-%202014%20Elections%20Calendar%20FINAL.7.26.13.pdf ''Vermont Elections and Campaign Division'' "2013-2014 Elections Calendar," Accessed November 6, 2013]</ref> The deadline to qualify as a political party in time for the 2014 elections was January 1, 2014.<ref name="phone call">Ballotpedia phone call with Vermont Elections and Campaign Division, September 11, 2013</ref>  
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The 2014 filing deadline for candidates seeking a political party's nomination by running in the primary, for minor party candidates, and for independent candidates is June 12, 2014.<ref name="vtcalendar">[http://vermont-elections.org/2013%20-%202014%20Elections%20Calendar%20FINAL.7.26.13.pdf ''Vermont Elections and Campaign Division'' "2013-2014 Elections Calendar," Accessed November 6, 2013]</ref> The deadline to qualify as a political party in time for the 2014 elections was January 1, 2014.<ref name="vtphone call">Ballotpedia phone call with Vermont Elections and Campaign Division, September 11, 2013</ref>  
  
 
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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Vermont. Offices included are:

This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Vermont. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

See also: Vermont elections, 2014

Vermont will have a primary election for state and federal offices on August 26, 2014 and a general election for state and federal offices on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

The 2014 filing deadline for candidates seeking a political party's nomination by running in the primary, for minor party candidates, and for independent candidates is June 12, 2014.[1] The deadline to qualify as a political party in time for the 2014 elections was January 1, 2014.[2]

Legend:      Ballot Access     Campaign Finance     Election Date




Dates and requirements for candidates in 2014
Deadline Event type Event description
January 1, 2014 Ballot access Deadline for a newly-organized party to submit required paperwork
March 15, 2014 Campaign finance Campaign finance report due**
June 12, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for major party, minor party, and independent candidates
July 15, 2014 Campaign finance Campaign finance report due**
August 1, 2014 Campaign finance Campaign finance report due**
August 15, 2014 Campaign finance Campaign finance report due**
August 26, 2014 Election date Primary date
October 1, 2014 Campaign finance Campaign finance report due**
October 15, 2014 Campaign finance Campaign finance report due**
November 1, 2014 Campaign finance Campaign finance report due**
November 4, 2014 Election date General election
November 18, 2014 Campaign finance Final campaign finance report due**
**For more information, see "Campaign finance" below.

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of October 2013, there are seven recognized political parties in Vermont.[3]

Party Website link By-laws/Platform link
Republican Party Official party website Party platform
Americans Elect Party National party website
Democratic Party Official party website Party platform
Progressive Party Official party website Party by-laws
Working Families Party Official party website Party platform
Libertarian Party Official party website Party platform
Liberty Union Party Official party website Party platform

In some states, a candidate may choose to have a label other than that of an officially recognized party appear alongside his or her name on the ballot. Such labels are called political party designations. A political party designation would be used when a candidate qualifies as an independent, but prefers to use a different label. Vermont[4] does allow candidates to identify in this way. A total of 25 states allow candidates to use political party designations in non-presidential elections.

The 11 states listed below (and Washington, D.C.) do not provide a process for political organizations to gain qualified status in advance of an election. Instead, in these states, an aspirant party must first field candidates using party designations. If the candidate or candidates win the requisite votes, the organization may then be recognized as an official political party. In these states, a political party can be formed only if the candidate in the general election obtains a specific number of votes. The number of votes required and type of race vary from state to state. Details can be found on the state-specific requirements pages.[5]

Process to establish a political party

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 17-45 of the Vermont Election Law

In order to organize a recognized political party in Vermont, in each odd-numbered year, voters must organize a political party at the town, county and state levels.[6] A major political party must organize at all three levels, while a minor political party is not required to organize at the county level.

To become a minor party, the party must first be organized in at least 10 Vermont towns.[7] Parties must meet organizational and filing requirements in order to be recognized by the state as a political party.

Organizing a new party
Town caucuses

  • To begin organizing a minor party at the town level, three interested voters in a Vermont town who seek to organize a party will designate one of their number the duties of the town chair.[8]
  • The town chair must notify the date, place, time and purpose of the town caucus. At least 5 days before the day of the caucus, the town chair must post the notice in the town clerk's office and in at least one other public place in town, and in towns with populations greater than 1,000, the town chair must also publish the notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the town.[8]
  • The caucus must be held in a public place within the town. Although "public place" is not defined in the law, the caucus can be held at any stated location where the general public is welcome. It should be a place that is both familiar to voters in town and accessible to them. In very small towns, a house could be used, if it is familiar and accessible to voters and if no other public space is available.[8]

Town committees

  • At a town caucus, voters of the party in the town will meet and proceed to elect a town committee to serve for the following two years or until their successors are elected. The most recent town checklist should be used to determine who may participate. There is no set number of committee members. The number is determined by each town caucus. Election to the town committee gives members the right to vote on matters before the committee.
  • The statute allows "voters of the party residing in town" to participate in the caucus. The statute does not provide a litmus test for party voter status or grant any authority to any person to limit participation of others on some doctrinal or other test. If a voter appears at the caucus door, and his or her name appears on the checklist, the voter should be permitted to enter.[9]
  • The officers of the town committee must include a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and assistant treasurer.[10] They need not be elected members of the town committee to be elected as officers, although they become members after they are elected. Each officer position must be filled. There must be at least 3 voters present at a caucus to create a committee. A person may serve in more than one office, but the same person cannot serve as chair and vice-chair, or as treasurer and vice-treasurer. If there is a contest for nomination, recommendation, or election to any office or position at any committee level, the law requires that a secret ballot be used.[11]
  • Immediately after the town committee has been elected, the first meeting of the town committee must be held.[12] The principal responsibility of the town committee is to elect officers and to elect delegates to the state committee if the party seeks minor political party status.
  • Within 72 hours of the town caucus, the chair and secretary of the town committee must mail a copy of the notice calling the caucus and a certified list of names and addresses of officers and members of the town committee to:
  1. The Secretary of State.
  2. The state party chair.
  3. The town clerk.

County committees

  • A minor party can choose not to organize at the county level and have delegates from town committees to a state committee.[13] However, if a minor party desires to nominate State Senate candidates, the party must organize at the county level. At least two members of a county committee may be elected by each town committee. The county committee must then meet no more than 30 days after the date of the town caucus.
  • Notice of the meeting must be published in at least two newspapers with general circulation in the state. The county chair elected by the town committees will set the hour and place of the meeting and will notify all delegates by mail not less than 10 days before the meeting. The county committee elects its own five officers and delegates to the state committee. Delegates to the state committee include the chair of the county committee, and at least two additional members, one male and one female, elected by the county committee. Elected delegates need not be county committee members, although they must be voters of the county.[14][15][16]
  • Within 72 hours of the first meeting of the county committee, its chair and secretary must mail a copy of the notice calling the meeting and a certified list of the names and mailing addresses of the officers of the county committee and the delegates to the state committee to:
  1. The Secretary of State.
  2. The county clerk.
  3. The chair of the state party.

A county committee is not considered organized until it has filed the material required with these officials.[17][18]

State committees

  • The state committee must meet at a time, place and date set by the state chair.[19] The state chair is required to notify all members of the state committee in writing at least 7 days before the meeting date. The state committee of the party also elects officers.[20]
  • Within 10 days of the first meeting of the state committee, the chair and secretary must file the certification form stating that the party has elected officers and completed its organization in at least 10 towns for minor party status.[21] The certificate must include the names and addresses of all the officers and all members of the state committee.[22] A copy of the notice calling the first meeting of the state committee must also be filed with the certification. The rules or by-laws of the state party must also be filed. The Secretary of State will notify all state chairs when their filings are complete or, if they are incomplete, what is needed to complete certification.

Party bylaws
Every committee of a political party is authorized to adopt rules and bylaws.[23] Every rule or bylaw may be amended by simple majority vote of those present and voting at any meeting of the committee, provided that written notice of the proposed amendment is given to all committee members at least seven days prior to the meeting. All rules, bylaws and amendments must be filed with the Secretary of State, and the copies so filed with the Secretary of State shall be the official copies.[23]

Filing deadline
The chair and secretary of the party's state committee must file a Certificate of Organization by January 1 of the year of the election stating that the party has completed its organization for the ensuing two years, that it has organized in at least 10 towns in Vermont, and has complied by the organizational requirements of the law.[24]

Nomination of candidates
Nominations of minor party candidates must be made by the following political committee of the party:

  1. For statewide and federal offices, the state committee of the party will nominate.
  2. For the State House, the representative district committee of the party will nominate. The representative district committee will be made up of members of a town committee residing in the representative district containing the office.[25]
  3. For the State Senate, the senatorial district committee of the party will nominate.[25]

Process to become a candidate

Quick facts about Lieutenant Governors
  • 45 states have Lt. governors, 43 of them fill the office by election
  • 21 states elect Lt. governors on a single ticket with the governor at both the primary and general elections
  • 5 states elect Lt. governors separately from Governors at the primary and then put the top two vote-getters together on the general election ballot
  • 17 states, including Vermont, elect Lt. governors separately from the Governor

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 17-49 of the Vermont Election Law

Major party candidates
Candidates seeking the nomination of a major political party in the primary must file a nominating petition and a Consent of Candidate form with the appropriate filing officer, depending on the office sought, in order to authorize the printing of his or her name on the primary ballot.[26][27]

  • For candidates seeking statewide or federal office, petitions and the consent form must be filed with the Secretary of State.
  • For candidates running for State House, petitions and the consent form must be filed with the Representative District Clerk.
  • For candidates running for State Senate, petitions and the consent form must be filed with the Senatorial District Clerk.[26]

Candidates must file the petition and consent form with the appropriate filing authority no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday after the first Monday in June preceding the primary election.[28] Candidates may only run for one party in the primary election, and only major party candidates will run in a primary.[29]

Petitions must contain the necessary signatures depending on the office sought.[30]

Statutory signature requirements for major party candidates
Office Required signatures
Statewide and federal office 500
State Senator 100
State Representative 50

Minor party candidates
Candidates seeking the nomination of a minor political party in the general election are nominated by party committee. Candidates must file a Consent of Candidate form and Nomination by Party Committee form with the Secretary of State. Party committees must also complete the Nomination by Party Committee form with their signatures and approval.[31]

Both the Consent of Candidate form and the Nomination by Party Committee form must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday after the first Monday in June preceding the primary election.[32][31]

  • For candidates seeking statewide or federal office, the consent and nomination forms must be filed with the Secretary of State.
  • For candidates running for State House, the consent and nomination forms must be filed with the Representative District Clerk.
  • For candidates running for State Senate, the consent and nomination forms must be filed with the Senatorial District Clerk.[26]

Independent candidates
Independent candidates in the general election must file a Statement of Nomination form and Consent of Candidate form with the filing officer in order to authorize the printing of his or her name on the general election ballot.[33] All independent candidates must file with the Secretary of State.[33]

Petitions must contain the necessary signatures depending on the office sought.[34]

Statutory signature requirements for independent candidates
Office Required signatures
Statewide and federal office 500
State Senator 100
State Representative 50

Write-in candidates
Write-in candidates are not required to submit any forms with any filing authority. The ballot will allow as many blank lines for write-in candidates a there are persons to be elected to that office. Voters are advised that if they desire to vote for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, that voters write the person's name on the blank line in the appropriate block on the ballot.[35]

Petition requirements

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 17-49-2353 and Title 17-49=2354 of the Vermont Election Law

In some cases, political parties and/or candidates may need to obtain signatures via the petition process to gain access to the ballot. This section outlines the laws and regulations pertaining to petitions and circulators in Vermont.

Petitions
Petitions must be signed by legal voters within the state.[36] The voter must give written consent to having his or her name printed on the ballot, and include his or her signature, printed name, and town of residence.[36] Signatures need not all be contained on one paper. Voters may sign as many petitions for primary and independent candidates as there are nominations to be made or seats filled for that office. For example, voters may sign three petitions for a three-seat State Senate district, or sign a petition for an independent candidate even if the same voter had signed a petition for a major party candidate running for the same office in the primary.[37]

Circulators
The relevant statutes do not stipulate any particular requirements on petition circulators.

Campaign finance

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 17-59 of the Vermont Election Law

An individual becomes a candidate when he or she has taken action to become a candidate for state, county, local, or legislative office in a primary, special, general, or local election, including accepting contributions or making expenditures totaling $500 or more.[38] All candidates who spend or raise $500 or more in an election cycle must register and file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State.[39]

Figure 2: This is a sample campaign finance report.

Registration of campaign
A candidate who has made expenditures or has received contributions of $500 or more in an election cycle must register with the Secretary of State within 10 days of reaching that threshold.[39] The submitted registration form must include the following:

  1. His or her full name and address.
  2. The office the candidate is seeking.
  3. The name and address of the bank in which the candidate maintains his or her campaign checking account.
  4. The name and address of the treasurer responsible for maintaining the checking account.[39]

Campaign reports
Campaign reporting forms must include the following information:

  1. The full name, town of residence, and mailing address of each contributor who contributes an amount in excess of $100.00, including the date of the contribution and the amount contributed.
  2. The total amount of all contributions of $100.00 or less and the total number of all such contributions.
  3. Each expenditure listed by amount, date, to whom paid, and for what purpose.
  4. The amount contributed or loaned by the candidate to his or her own campaign during the reporting period.
  5. Each debt or other obligation, listed by amount, date incurred, to whom owed and for what purpose, incurred during the reporting period.
  6. All contributions and expenditures accepted or spent during the reporting period and during the campaign to date.
  7. A certification of the truth of the statements and the signatures of the candidate or the treasurer of the campaign.[40]

All campaign finance reports must be filed with the Secretary of State.[40]

Reporting schedule
All candidates for statewide and state legislative office that spend or receive $500 or more during an election cycle are required to file campaign finance reports on these dates during the election year:

Statutory campaign finance statement schedule[41][42]
Report filing deadlines
March 15th
July 15th
August 1st
August 15th
October 1st
October 15th
November 1st
Two weeks after the general election

Contributions and expenditures received or spent after 5 p.m. on the third day prior to the filing deadline shall be reported on the next report.[41] Reports may be attached as a PDF to an email sent to the Secretary of State.[39] Each state legislative candidate must also file the same campaign finance reports with the clerk of the candidate's respective senate or house district.[41]

Contribution limits
No candidate may accept contributions totaling more than $1,000 from a single source for any election. An individual who is a candidate for election in both a primary and general election as a major party candidate may accept $2,000 at any time in a two-year general election cycle.[39]

Election-related agencies

Figure 1: This is the Consent of Candidate/Petition of Nomination Form for major party candidates.
See also: State election agencies

Candidates running for office will require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

  • Vermont Secretary of State-Elections Divison
Why: To obtain and file nominating petitions; to obtain and file campaign finance forms
26 Terrace Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1101
In-State: 1.800.439.8683
Outside VT: 802.828.2464
Fax: 802.828.5171
Website: http://vermont-elections.org/soshome.htm

Counties

See also: Counties in Vermont

A candidate may need to file a number of documents with a county or municipal office in the county or municipality he or she resides in. In particular, State Senate candidates will file paperwork with the designated county office in the senatorial district in which they are running. For State House candidates, they will be required to file paperwork with the representative district clerk’s office in the town designated for that district. In the table below, if a piece of information does not exist, it is because it could not be found for this municipality. To provide information for the table below, please email us.

Vermont Town Contact Information
Town Email Website Phone Fax Physical Address
Guildhall maidstonetownclerk@gmail.com 802-676-3210 802 676-3210 508 Vermont Route 102
Manchester Center l.spence@manchester-vt.gov 802-362-1313 802-362-1314 6039 Main St
Marlboro marlborotownclerk@gmail.com 802 258-2568 802 257-2447 510 South Road
Marshfield clerk@town.marshfield.vt.us 802-426-3305 802-426-3045 122 School Street, Room 1
Mendon mendonclerk@comcast.net 802-775-1662 802-773-9682 34 US Route 4
Middlebury awebster@townofmiddlebury.org 802-388-8100 802-388-4261 94 Main Street
Middlesex middlesxtwnclrk@comcast.net 802-223-5915 802-223-1298 5 Church Street
Middletown Springs middletown@vermontel.net 802-235-2220 802-235-2076 10 Park Avenue
Milton Jcushing@town.milton.vt.us 802-893-4111 802-893-1005 43 Bombardier Rd
Monkton monktontc@comcast.net 802-453 3800 802-453-3612 280 Monkton Ridge
Montgomery Center montgomerytc@fairpoint.net 802-326-4719 802-326-5053 98 Main Street
Montpelier jodum@montpelier-vt.org 802-262-6263 802-223-9523 39 Main Street
Moretown townclerk@moretownvt.net 802-882-8218 802-329-2221 19 Kaiser Drive
Morgan tmorganvt@comcast.net 802-895-2927 802-895-4204 41 Meade Hill Road
Morrisville mawilson@morristownvt.org 802-888-6370 802-888-6375 43 Portland St
Mount Holly mthollytc@yahoo.com 802-259-2391 802-259-2391 50 School St
Mount Tabor mttabor@vermontel.net 802-293-5282 802-293-5287 522 Brooklyn Road
New Haven newhavenclerk@gmavt.net 802-453-3516 802-453-7552 78 North Street
Newark tclerknewark@kingcon.com 802-467-3336 N/A 1336 Newark St.
Newbury clerk@newburyvt.org 802-866-5521 802-866-5301 4982 Main St S
Newfane tclerknewfane@svcable.net 802-365-7772 ext. 10 802-365-7692 555 VT Route 30
Newport newportcityclerkjim@comcast.net 802-334-2112 802-334-5632 222 Main St
Newport Center nctownclerk@comcast.net 802-334-6442 802-334-6442 102 Vance Hill Road
North Hero townclerk@northherovt.com 802-372-6926 802-372-3806 6441 US RT 2
Northfield kpedley@northfield.vt.us 802-485-5421 802-485-8426 51 S Main Street
Norton townofnorton@myfairpoint.net 802-822-9935 802-822-9965 12 VT Route 114E
Norwich clerk@norwich.vt.us 802-649-1419 ext. 103 802-649-0123 300 Main St.
East Barre kfelch@orangevt.org 802-479-2673 802-479-2673 392 US RT 302
Orwell tckorwel@sover.net 802-948-2032 N/A 436 Main Street
Panton jeanmiller@pantonvt.us 802-475-2333 802-475-2785 3176 Jersey Street
Pawlet pawletclerk@vermontel.net 802-325-3309 802-325-6109 122 School St.
Peacham townclerk@peacham.net 802-592-3218 802-592-3218 79 Church Street
Peru perutown@myfairpoint.net 802-824-3065 802-824-5596 402 Main St
Pittsfield townofpittsfield@myfairpoint.net 802-746-8170 N/A 40 Village Green
Pittsford clerktreasurer@pittsfordvermont.com 802-483-6500 Ext. 13 802-483-6612 426 Plains Road
Plainfield plainfieldtc@gmail.com 802-454-8461 802-454-8467 149 Main Street
Plymouth clerk@plymouthvt.org 802-672-3655 802-672-5466 68 Town Office Rd
North Pomfret clerk@pomfretvt.us 802-457-3861 802-457-8180 5218 Pomfret Road
Poultney poultneytownclerk@comcast.net 802-287-5761 N/A 9 Main Street, Suite 2
Pownal kjb359@comcast.net 802-823-7757 802-823-0116 467 Center Street
Proctor proctor_tc@comcast.net 802-459-3333 802-459-2356 45 Main Street
Putney putneytc@putneyvt.org 802-387-5862 802-387-4708 127 Main Street
Randolph Clerk@randolphvt.org 802-728-5433, ext. 11 802-728-5818 7 Summer Street
Reading readingvermont@comcast.net 802-484-7250 802-484-0015 799 VT Route 106
Readsboro clerk@readsborovt.org 802-423-5405 802-423-5423 301 Phelps Lane
Richford townclerk@richfordvt.org 802-848-7751 802-848-7752 94 Main St.
Richmond richmondclerk@gmavt.net 802-434-2221 802-329-2011 203 Bridge Street, 2nd Floor
Ripton townclerk@riptonvt.org 802-388-2266 802-388-0012 1311 Route 125
Rochester rochestertown@comcast.net 802-767-3631 802-767-6028 67 School St
Bellows Falls daldrich@rockbf.org 802-463-4336 802-463-1228 7 Village Square
Roxbury townrox@tds.net 802-485-7840 802-485-9160 1664 Roxbury Road
S Royalton royalclerk@bluemoo.net 802-763-7207 802-763-7207 23 Alexander Pl #1
West Rupert rupert187@myfairpoint.net 802-394-7728 802-394-2524 187 East Street
Rutland henryh@rutlandcity.org 802-773-1800 802-773-1846 1 Strongs Avenue
Center Rutland mkh@rutlandtown.com 802-773-2528 802-773-7295 181 Business Route 4
Ryegate ryegateclerk@yahoo.com 802-584-3880 802-584-3880 18 S Bayley-Hazen Road
St. Albans s.krupp@stalbansvt.com 802-524-1500 ext. 264 802-524-1516 100 North Main Street
St. Albans Bay stalbtwn@comcast.net 802-524-2415 802-524-9609 579 Lake Rd
Williston stgeorgevtclerk@comcast.net 802-482-5272 802-482-5548 One Barber Road
St Johnsbury townclerk@stjvt.com 802-748-4331 802-748-1267 51 Depot Square. Ste. 101
Salisbury town.clerk@comcast.net 802-352-4228 802-352-9832 25 Schoolhouse Road
Sandgate sandgateclerk@live.com 802.375.9075 802.375.8350 3266 Sandgate Road
Wilmington josiekil2@yahoo.com 802-464-8081 802-464-8081 18 Town Garage Road
Shaftsbury shaftsburyclerk@comcast.net 802-442-4038 802-442-0955 61 Buck Hill Rd
Sharon clerk@sharonvt.net 802-763-8268 802-763-7392 69 VT Route 132
Sheffield maplequeen@surfglobal.net 802-626-8862 802-626-0424 37 Dane Toad
Shelburne chaag@shelburnevt.org 802-985-5116 802-985-9550 5420 Shelburne Road
Sheldon tc@sheldonvt.com 802-933-2524 802-933-4951 1640 Main Street
Shoreham shorehamtown@shoreham.net 802-897-5841 802-897-2545 297 Main St
Shrewsbury shrewsburyclerk@vermontel.net 802-492-3511 802-492-3511 9823 Cold River Road
S Burlington dkinville@sburl.com 802-846-4105 N/A 575 Dorset St
South Hero southherotc@aol.com 802-372-5552 802-372-3809 333 Route 2
Springfield tosclerk@vermontel.net 802-885-2104 802-885-1617 96 Main Street
Stamford stamfdvt@live.com 802-694-1361 802-694-1636 986 Main Road
Greensboro Bend townofstannard@myfairpoint.net 802-533-2577 802-533-2577 call first 615 Stannard Mountain Road
Starksboro starksboro@madriver.com 802-453-2639 802-453-7293 2849 Vt Route 116
Stockbridge townofstockbridge@myfairpoint.net 802-746-8400 802-746-8400 1722 VT Route 100
Stowe akaiser@townofstowevermont.org 802-253-6133 802-253-6143 67 Main Street
Strafford townclerk@straffordvt.org 802-765-4411 802-765-9621 227 Justin Morrill Highway
Stratton townclerk@townofstrattonvt.com 802-896-6184 802-896-6630 9 West Jamaica Rd.
Sudbury sudburytownclerk@gamil.com 802-623-7296 802-623-7296 36 Blacksmith Lane
East Arlington sunderlandvt@comcast.net 802-375-6106 802-375-6106 181 South Road
Sutton duffyogden@yahoo.com 802.467.3377 802-467-1052 167 Underpass Rd
Swanton townclerk@swantonvermont.org 802-868-4421 802-868-4957 1 Academy Street
Thetford Ctr townclerk@thetfordvermont.us 802-785-2922 802-785-2031 3910 VT Route 113
Tinmouth tinmouthtown@vermontel.net 802-446-2498 802-446-2498 9 Mountain View Road
Topsham topsham@tops-tele.com 802-439-5505 802-439-5505 6 Harts Road
Townshend tnclk@svcable.net 802-365-7300 802-365-7309 2006 VT route 30
North Troy townoftroy@comcast.net 802-988-2663 802-988-4692 142 Main Street
Tunbridge tctunbridge@live.com 802-889-5521 802-889-3544 271 VT RT 110
Underhill Ctr underhillclerk@comcast.net 802-899-4434 x101 802-899-2137 12 Pleasant Valley Rd
Vergennes clerk@vergennes.org 802-877-2841 802-877-1160 120 Main Street
Vernon clerk@vernonvt.org 802-257-0292 802-254-3561 567 Governor Hunt Rd
Vershire clerk-treasurer@vershirevt.org 802-685-2227 802-685-2224 6894 VT RT 113
North Concord townofvictory@wildblue.net 802.328.2400 N/A 102 Radar Road
Waitsfield waitsfld@madriver.com 802-496-2218 802-496-9284 Nine Bridge Street
West Danville waldentc@pivot.net 802-563-2220 802-563-3008 12 VT Rte 215
Wallingford townclerk@wallingfordvt.com 802-446-2336 802-446-3174 75 School Street
Vergennes waltham@myfairpoint.net 802-877-3641 802-877-3641 2053 Maple Street
Wardsboro wardsborotownoffice@myfairpoint.net 802-896-6055 802-896-1000 71 Main Street
Warren clerk@warrenvt.org 802-496-2709 802-496-2418 42 Cemetery Road
Washington washingtontownclerk@gmail.com 802-883-2218 802-883-2218 2895 VT Route 110
Waterbury clawrence@waterburyvt.com 802-244-8447 802-244-1014 43 South Main Street
Lower Waterford townofwaterford@gmail.com 802-748-2122 802-748-8196 532 Maple Street
Waterville townofwaterville@myfairpoint.net 802-644-8865 802-644-8865 850 VT Route 109
Ascutney tclerk@weathersfield.org 802-674-9500 802-674-2117 5259 Route 5
Wells wellstownclerk@comcast.net 802.645.0486 802.645.0464 108 VT Rt 30
West Fairlee westfairleetc@hotmail.com 802-333-9696 802-333-9611 894 Unit#5, VT Rte. 113
West Haven westhaven@myfairpoint.net 802-265-4880 802-265-3828 2919 Main Road
West Rutland crwener@westrutlandtown.com 802-438-2204 802-438-5133 35 Marble Street
Brownsville west.windsor.townclerk@valley.net 802-484-7212 802-484-3518 22 Brownsville-Hartland Road
Westfield townofwestfield@comcast.net 802-744-2484 802-744-6224 38 School St
Westford townclerk@westfordvt.us 802-878-4587 802-879-6503 1713 VT Route 128
Westminster dwoodward@westminstervt.org 802-722-4091 802-722-9816 3651 US Route 5
Orleans clerk@westmoreonline.org 802-525-3007 802-525-1131 54 Hinton Hill Road
Weston clerk@westonvt.org 802-824-6645 802-824-4121 12 Lawrence Hill Rd
Weybridge clerk@townofweybridge.org 802-545-2450 802-545-2624 1727 Quaker Village Rd
Lyndonville wheelocktown@gmail.com 802 626-9094 802 626-9094 1192 Route 122
Whiting townofwhiting@shoreham.net 802-623-7813 802-623-7813 29 South Main Street
Jacksonville whitinghamtownclerk@yahoo.com 802-368-7887 802-368-7519 2948 Vermont Route 100
Williamstown clerk@williamstownvt.org 802-433-5455 802-433-2160 2470 VT RT 14
Williston dbeckett@willistontown.com 802-878-5121 802-764-1140 7900 Williston Road
Wilmington wilmclrk@sover.net 802-464-5836 802-464-1238 2 East Main Street
Windham windham.town@gmail.com 802-874-4211 802-874-4144 5976 Windham Hill Rd
Windsor smicka@windsorvt.org 802-674-5610 802-674-1017 29 Union Street
Bondville winclerk@comcast.net 802-297-2122 802-297-2582 115 VT Rte. 30
Winooski cjbarrett@winooskivt.org 802-655-6419 802-655-6414 27 West Allen St.
Wolcott wolcott@pshift.com 802-888-2746 802-888-2669 28 Railroad Street
Woodbury woodburyclerk@comcast.net 802 456 7051 802 456 8834 1672 Route 14
Woodford woodfordvt@comcast.net 802 442-4895 802 442-4816 1391 VT RTE 9
Woodstock jay@townofwoodstock.org 802-457-3611 802-457-2329 31 The Green
Worcster worcesterclerk@comcast.net 802-223-6942 802-229-5216 20 Worcester Village Road
Vermont County Contact Information
County Email Phone Website Physical Address Mailing Address
Addison laura.cameron@state.vt.us 802-388-7747 7 Mahady Court, Middlebury, VT 05753
Bennington marya.bossong@state.vt.us 802- 447-2700 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201
Caledonia donna.darling@state.vt.us 802-751-0405 PO Box 203, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 1126 Main Street, Suite 4
Chittenden anne.william@state.vt.us 802- 951-5106 175 Main Street Burlington, VT P.O. Box 187, Burlington, VT 05402
Essex angelina.desilets@state.vt.us 802- 676-3910 75 Courthouse Drive Guildhall, VT 05902 P.O. Box 75, Guildhall, VT 05902
Franklin jim.pelkey@comcast.net 802-524-3863 17 Church Street, St. Albans, VT 05478
Grand Isle grandislecounty@gmail.com 802-372-8350 Route 2 North Hero, VT 05474 P.O. Box 127, North Hero, VT 05474
Lamoille lccc.amc@gmail.com 802-888-0631 154 Main Street Hyde Park, VT 05655 P.O. Box 490, Hyde Park, VT 05655
Orange lisa.eastman@state.vt.us 802- 685-4610 5 Court Street, Chelsea, VT 05038
Orleans susan.pion@state.vt.us 802-334-4461 247 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855
Rutland tobias36@gmail.com 802-775-4394 83 Center Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Washington elizabethbattey@gmail.com 802- 828-2091 65 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Windham ann.patterson@state.vt.us 802-251-2009 7 Court Street Newfane, VT 05345 P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345
Windsor 802-457-5222 12 The Green #101, Woodstock, VT 05091

Term limits

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits, States with gubernatorial term limits, and Vermont state executive official elections, 2014

The following state executive officials serve two-year terms, with no provision specifying the number of terms allowed.

There are no state executives who are term-limited in 2014.

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

There are no term limits placed on Vermont state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

Portal:Congress
See also: List of United States Representatives from Vermont and List of United States Senators from Vermont

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Vermont:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Vermont
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 1 1 2
     Republican Party 0 0 0
     Independents 1 0 1
TOTALS as of August 2014 1 1 2

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Vermont:

State Senate

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 21
     Republican Party 7
     Vermont Progressive Party 2
Total 30

State House

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 95
     Republican Party 45
     Vermont Progressive Party 5
     Independent 4
     Vacancy 1
Total 150


See also

External links

Official state and federal links

Forms

News

Other information

References

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