Elections & Voting

Elections & Voting

May 7, 2024 School Budget Revote Information

In-office voting takes place April 22, 2024 through Monday, May 6 at noon for the May 7, 2024 School Budget Election.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, although the City Clerk's Office will be closed, you can continue to drop off your ballot until 4:30 p.m. the day of the election. After that, you will need to go to the polls to cast your ballot.

  • Sample ballot
  • As a reminder, polls will be open for voting on Tuesday, May 7 from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

As we prepare for the School Budget Vote on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, there are some things to review to ensure the voting process goes smoothly.

Options for Voting

VOTE ON ELECTION DAY: May 7, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Show up to your designated polling location between the hours of 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. to cast your ballot. Each of our polling locations will be staffed with front desk and back table election workers and election officials to ensure the process is streamlined and as efficient as possible. Please note that school will be in session so alternative routes through the gymnasium will be used for Orchard and Chamberlin Elementary Schools.

VOTE EARLY IN OFFICE: April 22, 8:00 a.m.– May 6, 12:00 p.m. (office is open M–F 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.)

Early in-office voting will take place beginning Monday, April 22 at 8:00 a.m. and end Monday, May 6 at noon. The Clerk’s Office is open Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and you may come within those times to vote ahead of the election. Please note that our office will close to the public at noon the day before the election and will be closed the day of the election as staff will be deployed to the polling locations. When possible, please avoid last-minute in-office voting. Last election, we had 450 people vote in the office the day before the election. With only three staff, this puts quite a burden on our ability to provide other regulatory services.

REQUEST AN EARLY BALLOT TO VOTE AT HOME: must be returned by May 7 at 4:30 p.m.

You can call the City Clerk’s Office at 802-846-4105 to request an early ballot, stop by the office to complete a request form (or take your ballot out of office to vote), or update your MyVoterPage with the Secretary of State’s Office to receive a mailed ballot for the May 7 election. Though we are required to honor requests up to the election day, please note that the mail system can be unpredictable, and we are finding even local addresses are taking three weeks between receiving a request, processing to mail out, and receiving a completed ballot back. We want to make sure your vote is eligible to be counted, so it must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 7 (though the office will be closed to the public at noon the day before the election and the day of the election, you may still drop off your ballot). Consider dropping your voted ballot back to our office at our 24-hour secured drop boxes located at the front and back of City Hall at 180 Market Street if you are unsure if there is time to process through the mail.

***Please note that you need to request a ballot for this election! You will not automatically be mailed a ballot unless you selected the “all 2024 elections” when doing your initial request. If you have questions as to your absentee ballot status for this election, please call the City Clerk’s Office and we will be happy to review your status and update it as needed.

Clarity About 17-year-old Voting

There was some confusion about the last School Budget Election that 17-year-olds could vote if they were turning 18 ahead of November 5. Please be advised that this information is not correct. The statute referencing 17-year-olds is only relevant for the Presidential Primary (which happens on the same day at the Town Meeting Day elections, which can cause confusion). For the Presidential Primary, 17-year-olds are afforded an opportunity to be part of a pre-election selection process to narrow the field of who will be on the ballot for the Presidential Election which they would be eligibles to vote in. It does not afford 17-year-olds the opportunity to vote in any local election ahead of turning 18 and taking the voters oath. If you have further questions about this, please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s Office or the Secretary of State’s Office for clarification.

Polling location information

Polling locations - Find your polling location by your street address
Map of polling districts - 2022 map of new polling districts

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations for all elections:

District Location Address
CHI-8 (map) City Hall Senior Center 180 Market St.
CHI-9 (map) F.H. Tuttle Middle School 500 Dorset St.
CHI-10 (map) Chamberlin School 262 White St.
CHI-11 (map) F.H. Tuttle Middle School 500 Dorset St.
CHI-12 (map) Orchard School 2 Baldwin Ave.

Political Signs - political signs may not be placed more than 2 weeks prior to an election within the City's right of way. Please ask permission of property owners before placing the sign in front of a private residence, even if it is between the sidewalk and the side of the road. Sign Policy signed in 2010. Any questions, please see the City Clerk.

New voting Districts effective July 1, 2022
The realigning of districts, based on the 2020 census, has been completed and approved by the state legislature. Most districts had little change, while others changed considerably. With our population growth, we gained a little over a 1/2 seat which we will share with Williston. The new district's voting location will be City Hall. Please refer to the street listing with districts below to find your polling location. See: Street Listing with districts or Citywide map of new districts

Register to vote or update voter information
How do I get registered to vote in South Burlington? 


  • Go online to the Secretary of State's website and register on-line at https://olvr.vermont.gov/
  • Or stop by the clerk's office to fill out an application
  • Or call the office to have the application mailed to you
  • Or fill out the voter application and return to the City Clerk's office
  • Plus: You are automatically put on South Burlington's voter list when you visit DMV unless you opt out of the automatic enrollment
Update voter information by visiting the My Voter Page at the Secretary of State's office at https://mvp.vermont.gov/.

Election Day Voter Registration is available for all elections in the City. However, in order to make your election day experience less stressful it is recommended that you verify your voting status in the City prior to Election Day.

No matter how you register you should receive confirmation in the mail from the Clerk's office once your application is processed. If you don't receive confirmation within two weeks of registering, please call the office at 802-846-4105.

Early/Absentee ballots
Absentee Ballot (or Early Voting) Information:

  • Absentee ballots for annual meetings are available at least 20 days prior to the election.
  • Absentee ballots for presidential primary (March), state primary (August) and general (November) elections are available 45 days prior to the election. However if the City is having a special election in August or November those City ballots may not be ready until somewhere between 20 -30 days prior to the election due to state laws. The absentee ballot request form is good for only for that calendar year.
  • Want a mailed ballot? Then go to your My Voter Page or fill out the Absentee Ballot Request 
  • The City is unable to keep an absentee list from year to year per state law. Each year a new request must be made for any or all elections for that current calendar year.
  • Early voting in the Clerk's office will end at noon the day before every election to give the clerk's staff the time to process the early ballots and prepare for the election
  • Early voting ballots may be returned by mailing to 180 Market St, coming into City Hall or by using our 24/7 drop box located near the main and back entrances to City Hall.

Election Ballot and Results
Current ballots to past ballots as far back as 1973 are now word searchable and posted on the web. Click here to access the ballots and the results. Click on voting ballots to expand the list, find the election you are looking for and then near the top of the ballot (before the articles), look for click here for election ballot and results. It will bring up the image of the actual ballot and the results.

  • Guide to City Representatives and Chittenden County in Senators serving in Montpelier (download document below)
  • Find your polling district and location (downloadable district map and street-by-street list below)
  • Sample ballots will be posted on this website as they become available

Who are my representatives and senators?
List of representatives and senators