Joe is running for Ward 3 City Council. Here’s a map of the ward

When is Election Day?

March 5th 2024. Municipal elections in Vermont are held annually on the first Tuesday of March, Town Meeting Day.

How can I find out what Ward I am in and where my polling location is?

Voting for Ward 3 will take place from 7am-7pm on March 5th at Sustainability Academy/Lawrence Barnes Elementary School (123 North Street).  

The Burlington City Council is comprised of eight wards, and four districts (each district is made up of two wards). Each ward and district elects one city councilor to serve a two year term, and they are elected on alternating years. The Mayor serves a three year term. This year all Ward seats and the Mayor’s seat are up for election.

Ballots will be mailed out to all registered voters around Valentine's Day. To vote before March 5th:

  • Carefully follow all of the instructions when completing your absentee ballot. Be sure to SIGN the envelope and SEAL your ballot inside of it or your vote will not count.
  • Return the voted ballot:
    • At City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until March 1st.
      • On Monday, March 4th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • At a Ballot Drop Box located at:
      • City Hall – Main Street side of the building across from the Flynn Theater
      • Department of Public Works – 645 Pine Street
      • Fire Station #2 – 132 North Avenue, rear of building
      • Robert Miller Community Center – 130 Gosse Court
      • Fire Station #3 – 20 Mansfield Avenue

Who is eligible to register and vote in municipal elections?

You can register to vote online here. Alternatively you can register in-person at the Town Clerks Office during normal business hours.

Some important notes on voting:

  • All residents are allowed to vote in local elections, including non-citizens, students, and renters. If you have an address in Burlington (like a dorm, apartment, our house) and will be eighteen years old by election day, you are eligible to vote.

  • Vermont has same day voter registration, meaning you can show up to your polling place on election day and vote.

  • Vermont has universal mail in ballots, meaning if your voter registration is up to date, you will receive a ballot in the mail automatically. You can check that your registration is up to date here.

  • Burlington has ranked choice voting.

  • If you are confused or have questions about voting by mail versus voting in person, or ranked choice voting, reach out to the Town Clerks Office, or contact the campaign.

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