Voting in Winooski

2021 Town Meeting Day Information: https://www.winooskivt.gov/townmeeting


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

Registering to Vote

Residents can register to vote at Winooski City Hall, located on 27 West Allen Street. To have a voter registration form mailed to you, call the City Clerk’s Office: 802 655 6410

You can also download the voter registration form or register online through the Secretary of State’s Office. 

There is no deadline to register, you may register to vote up to and including the day of the election. However, if you register online the day before the election or on Election Day, your application may not be processed and your name may not appear on the checklist and you may be asked to fill out another application at the polls. To be sure your name appears on the checklist, please register by the Friday before the election.

General information about voting in Vermont can be accessed via the VT Secretary of State website.

You need to include your Vermont driver’s license number or your Vermont Non-Driver ID number on the form. If you do not have a Vermont driver’s license or a non-driver ID or your license has been suspended, you may use the last four digits of your social security number.

First Time Registering by Mail

If you are registering to vote in Vermont for the first time by mail, you must include a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID:

  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport)
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Another government document

Absentee Voting

If you will be out of town on an election day, you can:

  • Vote in person at City Hall no earlier than 45 days before a primary or general election or 20 days before a municipal election
  • Vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot from the City Clerk’s Office

Multilingual Voting Resources

The Vermont Secretary of State’s Office provides a number of translation resources including instructional videos: 

Winooski Polling Location

All elections in Winooski take place from 7 AM - 7 PM at the Winooski Senior Center on 123 Barlow Street.