Early and absentee ballots now available

Early and absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary, Brattleboro Annual Town Meeting and Windham Southeast School District School Board vote to be held March 5 are now available by request. Absentee ballots for this election must be requested.

Anyone wishing to vote early and in-person may now do so at the Brattleboro Town Clerk's Office. This option is available through Monday, March 4, at 5 p.m.

Anyone wishing to vote absentee may apply for an absentee ballot until 5 p.m. on March 4. All voted ballots must be received by the Clerk before the polls close on Election Day, March 5, to be counted. For more information or to request an absentee ballot, call 802-251-8157 or visit

Absentee ballots can be mailed to the voter or picked up from the Town Clerk's office by the voter. Only the voter may pick up their ballot. If a voter is in need, ballots can be delivered outside of the voter's location by two Justices of the Peace. Mailing of requested ballots began in mid-February.

For the Presidential Primary, voters are required by State Statute to choose the either a Democratic or Republican ballot when requesting their ballot, and they will receive only that party's ballot.

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

Vermont offers same-day voter registration. However, to save time on Election Day, it is advisable to register to vote in advance by going online to Paper applications are available at the Town Clerk's office. You can also update your voter information or request a ballot at

For more information about voter registration and absentee voting, contact the Town Clerk's office at 802-251-8157. The Brattleboro 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 to the public on Wednesday, March 6 at noon.

Brattleboro voting on March 5, will be held at the American Legion at 32 Linden Street. Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This News item was submitted to The Commons.

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