Town Meeting

The 2021 Town Meeting will be held by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 2nd.

Selectboard Informational Meeting: Monday, March 1, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. to be held online only - see notice

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this hearing will be held remotely. Available options to watch or join the meeting: 
    WATCH: the meeting will be live-streamed on Town Meeting TV.
    JOIN ONLINE:  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. Depending on your browser, you may need to call in for audio (below).
    JOIN CALLING: Join via conference call (audio only): (802) 377-3784 | Conference ID: 242 211 736#
    MODERATOR: All instructions for conduct of the meeting will be guided by the Moderator.
    If you have difficulty accessing the hearing, please call (802) 878-1341 or email

Australian Ballot - Polling place and hours:
Residents of the Village of Essex Junction vote at Essex High School, 2 Educational Drive, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 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, March 2, 2021, 7 AM to 7 PM

Voter Registration:  If you are not already registered in Essex, you may print and fill out this application and either mail the completed form to 81 Main Street or leave in drop box at town office.  New Vermont residents must provide proof of residence (see instructions on form).  You can also register online at  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.

Early/Absentee Ballots Requests and Deadline:  Early/Absentee ballots may be requested online at  or email The town clerk’s office is closed to the public so there will be no in-office early voting.  All early/absentee ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office by Monday, March 1st or delivered directly to the polling place before the close of polls on March 2nd.  If you do not want to vote by mail, please bring your ballot with you to the polling place on March 2nd.

Voting instructions at the polling place:  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.

The Board of Civil Authority will start feeding ballots through the tabulators on Thursday, Friday & Monday, February 25, 26 and March 1st as allowed by state law. For information about how to attend remotely, contact the town clerk’s office.

For questions concerning this election, call Susan McNamara-Hill, Town Clerk, at 879-0413 or email