Annual Town Meeting

The 2023 Annual Town Meeting will be held in-person starting at 10:00AM to 7:00PM on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 in the Roxbury Town Hall (Village School). Town Meeting polls open from 10:00AM to 7:00PM to vote, by Australian Ballot, on all articles (except officers) and the Junk Ordinance.

Last day to request an absentee ballot is March 6. Absentee Ballots for Town (officers and ordinance vote) and School can be requested from the Town Clerk. When requesting ballots please keep in mind the mail situation.

2023 Roxbury Town Meeting

A petition was received to vote on the ordinance. The vote will be on the Town Meeting Ballot and will be voted by Australian ballot. A YES vote means you want the ordinance to be rescinded. A NO vote means the ordinance will become law.

Absentee Ballots for Town (officers and ordinance vote) and School can be requested with the Town Clerk.

When requesting ballots please keep in mind the mail situation. Roxbury’s outgoing mail at the post office leaves at noon. Mail may take a while to reach its intended recipient. Once the ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, voters can vote at the office, take the ballots with them, or have the ballots mailed to them.

The deadline to submit petitions for office is Monday, January 30, 2023. The petition must have 7 Roxbury Voter signatures.

VOTING ELIGIBILITY: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2023 is the last day to register to vote to be eligible to participate at this meeting.

2023 FORMS, DOCUMENTS

2023 Town Official/School Board Candidate List
– list of all positions up for election at the 2023 Annual Town Meeting.
2023 Candidate for Town Official/School Board Petition Form
use this if you wish to run for election for an elected Town position or for the School Board.
7 signatures are required for a Town official position.
– 30 signatures required from either/or Roxbury and Montpelier voters, for the School Board position.

2023 Candidate’s Consent Form
– candidate’s consent to be listed on the ballot at the Annual Town Meeting


Elected Officials
The following offices are open for Town Meeting Day on March 7, 2023.
The deadline for submitting a consent form is January 30, 2022 at 5:00PM.

Montpelier-Roxbury School Board Appointees
Three (3) positions are voted on at the Town Meeting:
School District Clerk, School District Treasurer, and School District Moderator.
The deadline for submitting a consent form is January 30, 2022 at 5:00PM.
Thirty (30) signatures by legal voters of Montpelier and Roxbury are required on the petitions for these positions.

Central Vermont Career Center Representative
The following office is open for Town Meeting Day on March 7, 2023:
Montpelier Roxbury School District At-Large Member – 3 Years.
The deadline for submitting a consent form is January 30, 2022 at 5:00PM.


New to Vermont? Here’s a handy Guide to Vermont Town Meetings, courtesy of the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division.
A Citizen’s Guide to Vermont Town Meeting
Online Vermont Voter Registration
My Voter Page (VERMONT): Check your voter status, etc.
VT Secretary of State Elections page
VT League of Cities and Towns page on Town Meetings


RESULTS

2023 Town Meeting Results
Elected Officials results.
Budget Articles voted upon.
Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools (MRPS) elections results.

MINUTES: INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

2023 Town Meeting Informational Meeting Minutes


Past Roxbury VT Town Meetings
My Voter page. Register to vote, check the status of your registration and more. Vermont allows same-day voter registration if you meet various criteria. See the Town Clerk and staff.
VT Secretary of State Town Meeting page
Citizen Guide to Vermont Town Meetings (PDF)
VT Voter Bill of Rights (PDF)


ABOUT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

Vermont is the only state which allows its citizens direct participation in the governing of their town. About 40 towns participate in this process. Town Meeting Day is a State Holiday and occurs annually on the first Tuesday in March. A citizen is a full-time resident of the State of Vermont. Only legal voters may participate in town meeting (see page 11 of the Citizen’s Guide to Vermont Town Meetings, below).

Citizens of the Town of Roxbury VT meet each year to decide on various items pertaining to the running of the Town, and elects its town officials. Roxbury uses two voting methods: floor vote and Australian Ballot. A tabulator machine is used for all articles requiring a vote by Australian Ballot.

Reports by Town Officers, approval of monies necessary for town maintenance, taxes, and election of Town Officers and Montpelier-Roxbury School District officers are some of the items discussed and voted on. Non-residents cannot participate in Town Meetings.