Elections & Voting

Town Meeting
Held at the Barnet Elementary School on the first Tuesday of March beginning at 10 AM. Beginning in 2018 this meeting includes only the annual meeting of the Town of Barnet, not of the Barnet School District. The Caledonia Cooperative School District, a merger of Barnet, Walden, and Waterford school districts, will form on July 1, 2018. See more below regarding elections for this merged district. Click on the links below for minutes of recent meetings of the Town of Barnet and Barnet School District.
2017 Town Meeting Minutes
2017 School Meeting Minutes
2016 Town Meeting Minutes
2016 School Meeting Minutes
2015 Town Meeting Minutes
2015 School Meeting Minutes

Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District Budget Vote
Barnet votes on the proposed waste district budget each year at the Barnet Elementary School on the first Tuesday of March – in conjunction with Town Meeting. Voting hours are 9 AM to 7 PM.

Caledonia Cooperative School District Annual Meeting. This district, a merger of Barnet, Walden, and Waterford school districts, forms on July 1, 2018. An Australian ballot election will be held, with polling places in all three towns, on the first Tuesday of May each year. An informational hearing will be held on the Monday evening prior to the election at a single location for the whole district.

Presidential Primary Election
The Presidential Primary Election is held every four years (in presidential election years) at the Barnet Elementary School on the first Tuesday of March – in conjunction with Town Meeting. Voting hours are 9 AM to 7 PM.

Primary Election
The Primary election is held on the second Tuesday in August in each even numbered year. Voting hours are 9AM to 7 PM. Polling location at the Fire & Rescue Station at 151 Bimson Drive.

General Election
The General Election is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each even numbered year. Voting hours are 7 AM to 7 PM. Polling location at the Fire & Rescue Station at 151 Bimson Drive. Click on the links below for results of recent elections.
2016 Justice of the Peace Election Results

Vermont Secretary of State’s Office Website Pages
Online Voter Registration SystemAllows you register to vote in Vermont for the first time, or transfer your registration from another town.
My Voter PageOnce you are registered, allows you to manage your registration, request absentee ballots, check your polling location, see sample ballots, etc.
Elections Division Home Page – Contains a wealth of elections information and forms.

Registration
The deadline for registering to vote for any election is at 5:00 pm on the Wednesday preceding any election.
There are several ways that you can register to vote:
– Visit the Town Clerk’s Office and complete a registration form.
– Download a registration form on the Vermont Secretary of State’s website.
– Register through the Vermont Secretary of State’s new Online Voter Registration System.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerks Office at 802-633-2256 or visit Vermont Secretary of State’s website.

Absentee Ballot
There are several ways that you can request an absentee ballot:
– Visit the Town Clerk’s Office and complete an absentee ballot request form.
– Download an absentee ballot request form on the Vermont Secretary of State’s website.
– Request a ballot through the Vermont Secretary of State’s new My Voter Page.