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
Lawson's Store – Upper Websterville
Graniteville General Store – Graniteville
Hannaford Market – South Barre
Trow Hill Grocery – Trow Hill Area
Next Election/Polling Place/Hours
The next election will be the Barre Town Municipal Elections and the Barre Unified Union School District Budget Revote. The elections will be held on May 11,2021. To make a request for an early ballot you have several options: 1) contact the Town Clerk’s Office (802-479-9391), 2) email firstname.lastname@example.org, or 3) go online, using the Secretary of State’s portal (https://mvp.vermont.gov).
In late January 2021 the Vermont Secretary of State provided "COVID-19 Polling Place Health Guidelines." The Barre Town polling place (Barre Town School Gym) will be open for the March 2, 2021 election, 7:00 am - 7:00 p.m.. Please note the following criteria will be met in order to gain access to the Polling Place.
1. You are strongly encouraged NOT to bring young children to the polls.
2. In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, MASKS ARE REQUIRED. This is considered a super spreader event due to the number of individuals attending in person. If you do not want to where a mask, an early ballot voter package will be provided so you can vote in the privacy of your vehicle. The packet can then be returned to the polling place.
3. Follow the social distancing rules - note the red circles on floor designating the 6' social distancing.
4. Due to ACCD occupancy requirements no more than 75 individuals can be in the gym at one time. There could be times when you need to wait outside. Dress appropriately Be prepared in the event of inclement weather.
5. Candidates may campaign in the designated area by the side of the wood-chip plant.
We thank you for your patience during these unusual voting times.
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS will be held on May 11, 2021. Things will be different this year due to the charter amendments passed last June. The office of Town Clerk-Treasurer was split into two positions, an Elected Town Clerk and an appointed Treasurer. To learn more about the Elected Town Clerk position click here.
DUE TO COVID NO PETITIONS ARE REQUIRED! However, a Consent of Candidate form must be returned to the Town Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021 or your name will not appear on the ballot.
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 Election page at: https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/
- 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 envelope 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.