Absentee ballots available for March 5 elections

Absentee ballots for the presidential primary, the town's Annual Representative Town Meeting, and the Windham Southeast School District school board vote - all to be held on Election Day, Tuesday, March 5 - are now available from the Town Clerk's office.

Absentee ballots for this election must be requested.

Anyone wishing to vote absentee may apply for an absentee ballot until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 4, although town officials recommend doing so as soon as possible to account for mail delivery time.

All voted absentee ballots must be received before the polls close on March 5 to be counted.

Brattleboro voting will be conducted at American Legion Post 5 at 32 Linden St. Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In-person early voting has not yet begun. This voting option will be announced once it is available.

For more information or to request an absentee ballot, call the Town Clerk's office at 802-251-8157 or visit

Absentee ballots can be mailed to the voter or picked up from the Town Clerk's office only by the voter.

Ballots can be delivered outside of a voter's location by two justices of the peace. Mailing of requested ballots will begin in mid-February.

For the presidential primary, a voter is required by state statute to choose one party's ballot on making the absentee ballot request. The voter will receive only that party's ballot.

Sample ballots and meeting warnings can be found at, under "Elections." Visit the new Voting FAQs page at

Vermont offers same-day voter registration. However, to save time on Election Day, voters should register in advance at Paper applications are available at the Town Clerk's office.

Voters can also update voter information or request a ballot at

The Town Clerk's office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office will be closed Tuesday, March 5, Election Day, and will reopen on Wednesday, March 6 at noon.

This News item was submitted to The Commons.

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