NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION
Three options to vote in the General Election are listed below. It would be my hope that most Shrewsbury voters will use the Early / Absentee mailing option for voting. This drastically lessens the amount of exposure of volunteer poll workers in a time of a serious communicable disease. The Town Clerk, Board of Civil Authority members and other volunteers are working diligently to assure that every Shrewsbury registered voter can cast their vote, and at the same time keeping the community and themselves safe. ~ Mark Goodwin, Shrewsbury Town Clerk
Verify your mailing address:
All Shrewsbury registered voters are encouraged to log onto My Voter Page at https://mvp.vermont.gov to verify you mailing address for the November General Election. If you are having any difficulties please contact the Town Clerk to help facilitate any corrections to your Voter Registration firstname.lastname@example.org or 492-3511
Ballots are to be mailed to all active voters at their mailing address of record as of August 31 by the Secretary of State’s Office of Elections. (If there is an address change or new registration after August 31, you will need to contact the Town Clerk to get an Early/Absentee Ballot.)
- Only active registered voters as of August 31 will receive ballots.
- Ballots were scheduled to be mailed beginning about September 21.
- If you registered after August 31, you will need to request an Absentee / Early Ballot mailed from the Town Clerk.
- If you do not receive a ballot by mail by October 2, contact the Town Clerk at email@example.com or call 492-3511.
Options to Return Ballots:
- Ballots received in the mail can be returned to the Shrewsbury Town Clerk by mail or put in the drop box/mail slot next to the Town Office entrance.
- Ballots can be dropped off at the Town Office up until 3PM on November 2.
- Note: Completed ballot envelopes left in the Town Office mail slot on November 3 will NOT be counted!
- Ballots can be brought to the polls on November 3 by 7PM.
- Once the completed ballot has been received at the Town Office, it cannot be retrieved.
- ALL ballots MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF THE TOWN CLERK BY 7PM, NOVEMBER 3 IN ORDER TO BE COUNTED.
- If you do not receive a ballot by mail, you can vote in person at the Town Office up until 3PM on November 2.
- If there are other people in the office you will need to wait outside to maintain distancing.
- If you have lost or misplaced your mailed ballot and want a replacement ballot, you will need to sign an affidavit that you lost or misplaced your mailed ballot before receiving a replacement ballot.
- If your completed ballot has been dropped off at the Town Office, it is as if you dropped it in the ballot box, and it cannot be retrieved.
Polls will be open (inside): November 3 from 10am to 7pm at the Shrewsbury Meeting House, 88 Lottery Road
- If you did not receive a ballot by mail or if you choose to vote in person rather than return the mailed ballot, please be aware of the following:
- COVID-19 health guidelines will be strictly utilized at the polls.
- Please allow extra time for the voting process.
- only three voting booths available at any given time
- Voters waiting in line are required to maintain distance.
- Voters will have to wait outside if lines form.
- Only voters who are in line at 7pm will be allowed to vote.
ELECTION & VOTING FORMS
Vermont Secretary of State
For On-Line Absentee Ballot Requests