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Talk Of The Town Meeting Day 2019: A Preview For Vermont Voters

Weathersfield residents gather in a gym for their informational town meeting on Saturday. A please check in sign is on a table at the front.
Betty Smith
VPR File
Town meeting in Weathersfield in 2018. We are approaching the 2019 Town Meeting Day, and here's some information for Vermonters to know about issues we're watching.

The annual Town Meeting Day is upon us all. Are you aware of your polling place? Do you know what issues are up for votes in your community and around the state? How do you plan to follow results? This is the post for you.

How, when and where to vote

Town Meeting Day 2019 is Tuesday, March 5.

But even if that's marked on your calendar already, you should check the schedule for your particular town. Some communities hold their town meeting in advance of Tuesday (like over the weekend or on Monday night). Find out how things are done where you live to make sure you know what's happening when.

Looking for the warning of issues to taken up, or a sample ballot to peruse ahead of time? Check with your town clerk and/or the town's website.

You can also seek out information on Vermont Secretary of State's elections webpage. That includes polling place information, instructions on registering to vote and more.

Reminder: Vermont has same-day voter registration. That means you can register to vote on the day of the election.

A sampling of issues around Vermont

In the lead-up to Town Meeting Day, VPR has been looking at issues generating conversation in communities around Vermont. Here's some coverage to catch up on:

And there's more: A proposed parking garage is on the ballot in Winooski, while Brattleboro voters will weigh in onif 16- and 17-year-olds should vote in local elections. And will Cabot approve a nonbinding resolutionto be a "Pollinator Friendly Community?"

We've been talking about these topics and will be keeping an eye on results as they roll in.

Follow us — and join in the conversation

Feel free to help us keep the greater Vermont community informed by sharing results from your town.

So how can you get in touch? You can send us an email with results or tweet us @vprnet. If you send us a tweet, include the hashtag #TMDVT — and for that matter, follow that hashtag for updates from various news outlets and community members on Tuesday.

Besides following along on social media, we'll have a live blog up on our website on Town Meeting Day, as well as a post we'll update with town and school budget results. On the air, we'll have a few more newscasts into Tuesday evening, and then of course tune in for more results on Wednesday during Morning Edition.

A thin grey line.

Correction 6:03 p.m. A previous version of the post mentioned a Town Meeting Day recap on Wednesday's Vermont Edition — that actually isn't definitive yet, but we'll update here if that does indeed come together (and in any case, you can always reach out on social media to share your comments).

Meg Malone was a producer for Vermont Public Radio until January 2020. She joined VPR in May 2016 as digital producer for Vermont Edition.
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