Voter Information

  • All voters are encouraged to vote by mail by requesting an early/absentee ballot. Here’s how ballots can be requested now:
    • Call 879-0413 and leave your name, phone number, address, mailing address (if different), and which election(s) you are requesting the ballots for (i.e., all local elections, August primary, November general); or
    • Email clerk@essex.org with the information requested in (a) above; or
    • Request online through my voter page at https://mvp.vermont.gov/
  • The Clerk’s Office will mail you your requested ballot(s) as soon as they are ready for the upcoming elections.

Important:  You will not receive ballots automatically, you must request them.  Requests must be renewed each calendar year.  You can request now for all elections through December 31, 2020.

VOTER INFORMATION NOTICE - SPECIAL VILLAGE MEETING - SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - NOVEMBER 3, 2020


Australian Ballot - Polling place and hours:
Residents of the Village of Essex Junction vote at Essex High School, 2 Educational Drive, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 AM to 7 PM.
Residents of the Town outside of the Village of Essex Junction vote at Essex Middle School, 58 Founders Drive, Essex Junction, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 AM to 7 PM

Ballots:
The ballot for the Town of Essex is included on the back side of the General Election ballot.
A separate ballot for the Village vote is being mailed to all active voters in the Village of Essex Junction.

Voter Registration: 
Residents may register online at https://olvr.vermont.gov/ or at the polling place for same day registration. All that is required for voter registration is your VT driver’s license number, or if you do not have a VT driver’s license, the last four digits of your social security number. For questions concerning voter registration, call the town clerk’s office at 879-0413.

Early/Absentee Ballots Requests and Deadline: 
Because the town office is closed to the public there will be no regular in-office early voting. Ballots must be returned by the close of polls (7:00 p.m. November 3rd) in order to be counted. To check on the status of your ballot go to http://mvp.vermont.gov/.

Ballots returned by October 29th will be processed between October 30th and November 2nd at the Town Clerk’s office in accordance with 17 VSA, Chapter 51, §2546(a).

Voting instructions: 
Enter polls to check-in table, state name and street address, receive ballot, proceed and enter voting booth, mark your ballot in the voting booth (if you tear, deface of wrongly mark your ballot, return it to the election worker to receive another ballot), proceed to the ballot tabulator, cast ballot, exit polling area.

Problems at the Polls: 
Anyone needing assistance with voting or help with a problem at the polls should seek the assistance of the Presiding Officer or election officials.

Campaigning During Polling Hours: 
No candidate or other person may physically interfere with the progress of a voter to and from the polling place. No campaign advertisement may be displayed, placed, handed out or allowed to remain within the building containing a polling place. An election official or other person may not campaign, solicit voter or distribute campaign materials in the building containing a polling place.

For questions concerning this election, call Susan McNamara-Hill, Clerk, Village of Essex Junction and Town of Essex, at 879-0413 option 6.