2021 Town Meeting Day Information

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Town Meeting Day in Winooski is on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. 

Thank you for participating in the FY22 Budget Process! Please see our comprehensive Town Meeting Day information below:

How do I vote?

  • Early voting has now ended. Please vote in person or drop your ballot off on Town Meeting Day:
    • March 2, 2021 / 7 AM to 7 PM / Winooski Senior Center (123 Barlow Street)
    • Limited capacity, masks & social distancing required

How do I register to vote?

Who can vote?

Currently, only US Citizens can vote in Winooski elections.

What's on the Ballot?

Schedule

Remote City/School Budget Presentations - Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 6 PM. Join the City of Winooski and the Winooski School District for our annual joint budget presentations! Members of the public are encouraged to participate. Each presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and make public comment. 

Remote Town Meeting Day Meeting & Presentation - Monday, March 1, 2021, at 6 PM. Join the City of Winooski for our annual Town Meeting Day Meeting & Presentation. Members of the public are encouraged to participate. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and make public comment.

Questions?

2021 Town Meeting Day Ballot Item Request Process

On December 14, 2020, Winooski City Council approved a new resolution that allows for electronic signatures to be used during the 2021 Town Meeting Day ballot item request process. 

The resolution’s goal is to make this process more accessible to community members during the COVID-19 pandemic where in-person and door-to-door petitioning isn’t possible. 

If you are interested in having an item placed on Winooski’s 2021 Town Meeting Day ballot, please read the full resolution. Your electronic petition must meet the following criteria:

  • petitions must include a clear statement of the proposed language to appear on the ballot
  • petitions must include electronic signatures from 5% of Winooski’s registered voters
  • petitions must include the name, email address, and phone number of the individual responsible for submitting the petition (the “petition submitter”)
  • electronic signatures must include first name, last name, and zip code
  • when possible, electronic signatures should also include street address

Electronic petitions must be received by the City Clerk no later than January 19, 2021, at 3 PM.

The City Clerk will review the signatures to verify that there are 5% of registered Winooski voters represented.

If electronic petitions are provided earlier, the City Clerk will review the signatures within 48 hours and will return them to the petition submitter if the number of required voter signatures are not met.

If these standards are met and the petition is not considered a “frivolous or illegal article” under State guidance (see https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/election-info-resources/town-meeting-local-elections/local-petitions/) the Council will vote to put said language on the Town Meeting Day 2021 ballot.

Questions regarding this process can be sent to Carol Barrett, City Clerk: 

cbarrett@winooskivt.gov / 802 655 6410

2021 Town Meeting Day City Council and School Board Consent Form Deadline

Interested in running for local office? 

Those who wish to run for an open position on the City Council or School Board must fill out a consent form at the City Clerk's Office (27 West Allen Street). The deadline for filing a consent form is Monday, January 25, 2021, by 5 PM. Our regular open hours are M - F, 9 AM - 3 PM. Hours will be extended to 5 PM on Monday, January 25.  Please note, due to COVID-19, no public signatures are required for this election. 

Open Positions: 

  • Mayor, 3-year term 
  • City Councilor, 2-year term 
  • City Councilor, 2-year term 
  • Winooski School District Trustee, 3-year term 
  • Winooski School District Trustee, 2-year term 
  • Winooski School District Trustee, term to fill the unexpired term of a 3-year term that expires on March 2022 

Questions regarding this process can be sent to Carol Barrett, City Clerk: 802 655 6410 / cbarrett@winooskivt.gov