Getting on the Ballot

 For information on getting on the Annual City Meeting ballot as a candidate, CLICK HERE.

Ballot questions:

At present, the special accommodations for elections in the face of the COVID pandemic are not inclusive of ballot petitioned items. This means that the following conditions need to be met in order to get an item on the ballot.

A petition must clearly identify the exact text of the item to be included on the ballot. The petitions should allow for signers to include a printed name, their signature, and their address. To be considered valid, signers are required to be registered voters in Montpelier. Each signatory can only sign once.

THE REQUIRED SIGNATURE COUNT FOR ADVISORY ITEMS IS 5% OF THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS. This number is generally approximately 300, but changes daily. Please check with the Clerk's office if you want to know the precise number on any given day.

THE REQUIRED SIGNATURE COUNT FOR BINDING FINANCIAL EXPENDITURE ITEMS IS 10% OF THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS. This number is generally approximately 600, but changes daily. Please check with the Clerk's office if you want to know the precise number on any given day.

Click here for an example petition sheet.

THE DEADLINE FOR TURNING IN A PETITION TO BE INCLUDED ON THE 2021 MARCH ANNUAL CITY MEETING IS JANUARY 21st 2021 AT 5:00 PM. BALLOTS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE CLERK'S OFFICE.