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Jericho Election Information

Jericho ballots were mailed out Friday September 25th to all active voters in Jericho. If you do not receive your ballot by October 1st please contact the Jericho Town Clerk.
The Vermont Secretary of State will be sending out early voter absentee ballots to all voters who were registered by September 1st. The address that is being used is the one that was on file in the Vermont Elections Management System on August 31. The ballot is not able to be forwarded (it will be returned to the Jericho Town Clerk if it is not deliverable as addressed) If a ballot arrives for someone in your family who is not at that address (ex. temporarily away at school) then contact the Jericho Town Clerk Office and we can arrange to mail it in a new envelope.


Here is a list of FAQ for the November 2020 election compiled by the Vermont Secretary of State's Election Division.


Watch this MMCTV Video with the Jericho and Richmond Town Clerks

The ballots can be voted as soon as they are received. However, once you cast your ballot it cannot be returned to you. The Jericho Ballot is 2 sided so be sure to vote both sides. It is best to use black ink but do not use a sharpie marker that will bleed through to the other side. If you make a mistake marking your ballot, you can get a new one up to 3 times. (I have never had to replace a persons ballot more than once but it is comforting to know that there is room for mistakes.) If you think you have made a mistake, call or email the Town Clerk Office and we can make a plan to replace your ballot. You will need to provide the first ballot in order to receive a replacement ballot.

The ballot will arrive with a postage paid returned envelope but you are not required to mail it back. If you wish, you may return it to the outside secure drop box at the base of the Town Hall steps. PLEASE be sure to sign the certificate envelope with your voted ballot inside. The outside drop box is available 24/7 and available through 7PM on Tuesday November 3rd for your ballot to count.


If you are returning the ballot by mail, you can use the postage paid return envelope addressed back to "Jericho Town Clerk, PO BOX 67, Jericho, VT 05465" or use your own envelope. The Vermont Secretary of State recommends mailing ballots by October 24th to assure delivery by November 3rd. We will check the mail on November 3rd. Thank you to Victoria, Cindy, Bob, Lisa and all the mail carriers at the Jericho Post Office for the amazing job they did for the August 11th election.

If you are returning the ballot by FED EX or UPS, the physical address is 67 VERMONT ROUTE 15

If you are returning the ballot on election day, you also have the option to return it at our polling place , Mt Mansfield Union High School, 211 Browns Trace. There will be an outside attendant at a drop box in front of the school from 7am to 7pm. The polls will also be open for in-person voting inside the school gym.


Election day voter registration is available at the polls on election day.


If you have questions now, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help and the sooner I get your question, the sooner I can help.

A November 3rd sample ballot and Warning for the Presidential Election will be posted here:


If you wish to check to see if you are registered to vote in Jericho, you can check the my voter page on the Secretary of State's Website. If you are not able to confirm it and you have been registered in Jericho since before 2005, it may be that your VTDL and date of birth is not in the system. Contact the Jericho Town Clerk if you have questions or concerns.


If you have interest in volunteering as an election worker during 2020, please contact Jessica Alexander, Town Clerk to find out more information. Please see the survey below. Many volunteers are needed to help the election day run smoothly. It is a great way to see your neighbors and feel good about doing something for the Town. All age groups are encouraged to participate. Students age 16 and older may work as a youth election officials. The voter entrance check-in table is a busy space that requires focused attention, ability to multi-task and ability to hear over background noise.


Election Dates 2020: Polling Place -- Mount Mansfield Union High School, 211 Browns Trace
Polling Hours -- 7am to 7pm

* November 3, 2020 General Election

This is the Presidential Election as well as State Officers and Local Justices of the Peace for Jericho. The ballot is legal size and two sided. The local Justice of the Peace race is on the back of the ballot and specific to Jericho. Every active voter will be mailed a November 3rd ballot between September 21 and October 1. The ballot will come with a certificate envelope and a postage paid return envelope. The early/absentee ballot that is received in the mail is exactly the same as the ballot that will be at the polling place November 3rd. The only difference is the mailed ballot is scored for easy folding. Ballots can be returned by mail but you are not required to mail it. The ballots can be placed in the secure drop box to the left of the Town Hall front steps 24/7. Ballots must be received back by 7pm on Tuesday November 3rd in order to count. It is very important that you follow directions and put the voted ballot in the certificate envelope and sign the outside of the certificate envelope. If your signature in not on the certificate envelope with your voted ballot inside, then the ballot will be defective and not count. There are 7 reasons that a ballot can be deemed defective.


If you wish to return your ballot at the polls there will be an outside drop box that is monitored by an election official to return completed ballots. If you wish to go inside the building and vote, you will need to sign an affidavit that you are not using the ballot that was mailed to you and then go through voting process. Please be aware that safety precautions will be in place and patience with the process is appreciated.


Jericho voters registering to vote in Jericho after August 31st 2020 will not be included in the bulk mailing orchestrated at the Secretary of State level but will receive a November 3rd ballot by mail when the register to vote.


* August 11, 2020 State Primary Election

* March 3, 2020 Annual Town Meeting

Town Officers and Union School District budget are by Australian Ballot, polls open 7am to 7pm.

Town budget is voted on the floor (must be present to vote) beginning at 9am.

Presidential Primary Election in Vermont is on Tuesday March 3, 2020 (This is the only election in Vermont where you need to state a party preference for a ballot. You are not registering by party only stating a preference for a ballot. However your preference is marked on the voter checklist and becomes public record. If you do not wish to state a preference you can choose not to vote in the Presidential Primary)

Phone contact: (802) 899-4936 x 1, on Election day: messages are checked at the Jericho Town Clerk Office and they will be checked throughout the day of the election (questions needing immediate attention should be brought to the polling place).


Policy to Cover Polling Place Activities


Important Jericho Election and Town Meeting Documents can be found on the Town Documents page.
Search under Election/Town Meeting Documents.


Click here for information regarding Vermont On-Line Voter Registration


The Vermont Secretary of State provides much more information about elections. Visit that website for more information.


Jericho Election Information

Jericho ballots were mailed out Friday September 25th to all active voters in Jericho. If you do not receive your ballot by October 1st please contact the Jericho Town Clerk.
The Vermont Secretary of State will be sending out early voter absentee ballots to all voters who were registered by September 1st. The address that is being used is the one that was on file in the Vermont Elections Management System on August 31. The ballot is not able to be forwarded (it will be returned to the Jericho Town Clerk if it is not deliverable as addressed) If a ballot arrives for someone in your family who is not at that address (ex. temporarily away at school) then contact the Jericho Town Clerk Office and we can arrange to mail it in a new envelope.


Here is a list of FAQ for the November 2020 election compiled by the Vermont Secretary of State's Election Division.


Watch this MMCTV Video with the Jericho and Richmond Town Clerks

The ballots can be voted as soon as they are received. However, once you cast your ballot it cannot be returned to you. The Jericho Ballot is 2 sided so be sure to vote both sides. It is best to use black ink but do not use a sharpie marker that will bleed through to the other side. If you make a mistake marking your ballot, you can get a new one up to 3 times. (I have never had to replace a persons ballot more than once but it is comforting to know that there is room for mistakes.) If you think you have made a mistake, call or email the Town Clerk Office and we can make a plan to replace your ballot. You will need to provide the first ballot in order to receive a replacement ballot.

The ballot will arrive with a postage paid returned envelope but you are not required to mail it back. If you wish, you may return it to the outside secure drop box at the base of the Town Hall steps. PLEASE be sure to sign the certificate envelope with your voted ballot inside. The outside drop box is available 24/7 and available through 7PM on Tuesday November 3rd for your ballot to count.


If you are returning the ballot by mail, you can use the postage paid return envelope addressed back to "Jericho Town Clerk, PO BOX 67, Jericho, VT 05465" or use your own envelope. The Vermont Secretary of State recommends mailing ballots by October 24th to assure delivery by November 3rd. We will check the mail on November 3rd. Thank you to Victoria, Cindy, Bob, Lisa and all the mail carriers at the Jericho Post Office for the amazing job they did for the August 11th election.

If you are returning the ballot by FED EX or UPS, the physical address is 67 VERMONT ROUTE 15

If you are returning the ballot on election day, you also have the option to return it at our polling place , Mt Mansfield Union High School, 211 Browns Trace. There will be an outside attendant at a drop box in front of the school from 7am to 7pm. The polls will also be open for in-person voting inside the school gym.


Election day voter registration is available at the polls on election day.


If you have questions now, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help and the sooner I get your question, the sooner I can help.

A November 3rd sample ballot and Warning for the Presidential Election will be posted here:


If you wish to check to see if you are registered to vote in Jericho, you can check the my voter page on the Secretary of State's Website. If you are not able to confirm it and you have been registered in Jericho since before 2005, it may be that your VTDL and date of birth is not in the system. Contact the Jericho Town Clerk if you have questions or concerns.


If you have interest in volunteering as an election worker during 2020, please contact Jessica Alexander, Town Clerk to find out more information. Please see the survey below. Many volunteers are needed to help the election day run smoothly. It is a great way to see your neighbors and feel good about doing something for the Town. All age groups are encouraged to participate. Students age 16 and older may work as a youth election officials. The voter entrance check-in table is a busy space that requires focused attention, ability to multi-task and ability to hear over background noise.


Election Dates 2020: Polling Place -- Mount Mansfield Union High School, 211 Browns Trace
Polling Hours -- 7am to 7pm

* November 3, 2020 General Election

This is the Presidential Election as well as State Officers and Local Justices of the Peace for Jericho. The ballot is legal size and two sided. The local Justice of the Peace race is on the back of the ballot and specific to Jericho. Every active voter will be mailed a November 3rd ballot between September 21 and October 1. The ballot will come with a certificate envelope and a postage paid return envelope. The early/absentee ballot that is received in the mail is exactly the same as the ballot that will be at the polling place November 3rd. The only difference is the mailed ballot is scored for easy folding. Ballots can be returned by mail but you are not required to mail it. The ballots can be placed in the secure drop box to the left of the Town Hall front steps 24/7. Ballots must be received back by 7pm on Tuesday November 3rd in order to count. It is very important that you follow directions and put the voted ballot in the certificate envelope and sign the outside of the certificate envelope. If your signature in not on the certificate envelope with your voted ballot inside, then the ballot will be defective and not count. There are 7 reasons that a ballot can be deemed defective.


If you wish to return your ballot at the polls there will be an outside drop box that is monitored by an election official to return completed ballots. If you wish to go inside the building and vote, you will need to sign an affidavit that you are not using the ballot that was mailed to you and then go through voting process. Please be aware that safety precautions will be in place and patience with the process is appreciated.


Jericho voters registering to vote in Jericho after August 31st 2020 will not be included in the bulk mailing orchestrated at the Secretary of State level but will receive a November 3rd ballot by mail when the register to vote.


* August 11, 2020 State Primary Election

* March 3, 2020 Annual Town Meeting

Town Officers and Union School District budget are by Australian Ballot, polls open 7am to 7pm.

Town budget is voted on the floor (must be present to vote) beginning at 9am.

Presidential Primary Election in Vermont is on Tuesday March 3, 2020 (This is the only election in Vermont where you need to state a party preference for a ballot. You are not registering by party only stating a preference for a ballot. However your preference is marked on the voter checklist and becomes public record. If you do not wish to state a preference you can choose not to vote in the Presidential Primary)

Phone contact: (802) 899-4936 x 1, on Election day: messages are checked at the Jericho Town Clerk Office and they will be checked throughout the day of the election (questions needing immediate attention should be brought to the polling place).


Policy to Cover Polling Place Activities


Important Jericho Election and Town Meeting Documents can be found on the Town Documents page.
Search under Election/Town Meeting Documents.


Click here for information regarding Vermont On-Line Voter Registration


The Vermont Secretary of State provides much more information about elections. Visit that website for more information.

  • August 2020 Primary

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    Click on the image below for the August 2020 Election Results


    As of June 26th, 9 early ballots for the August 11 State Primary were emailed to Jericho Voters Overseas.
    As of July 2, 2020 we started mailing ballots to requests that were received prior to June 30th (236)

    On Monday July 6th we will mail out all requests received between July 1 and July 5th. (53)

    As of July 17th, we have issued 975 early ballots with 175 of those already returned.

    As of August 5th we have issued over 1900 ballots

    Absentee ballot requests:

    The best way to obtain a ballot for the August 11, 2020 is by mail. This year postage is being provided both ways, so please take advantage of this if you can. There will be polling hours at Mount Mansfield Union High School on election day for those who are not able to take advantage of the early voting but it will be longer process this year due to the safety precautions we will need to take at the polls. If you wish to request an early ballot we will be here 8 to 5 on Thursday August 6 and Monday August 10th. Monday 5pm is the deadline to request an early ballot.


    We strongly encourage you to vote by mail for the August 11th State Primary. Every active Jericho Voter will receive a November ballot by mail mid-September. If you mailed in a postcard request form for August that was helpful to confirm your mailing address. If you did not receive a postcard from the Secretary of State's office the last week of June, check with the Town Office to be sure we have your correct mailing address in the Vermont Election Management System. You can do this by going to my voter page or calling me at the Town Hall before the end of August. Click HERE to view to official Primary Election Warning.

    Click on the image below to view the sample ballots for the Republican, Democratic, and Progressive parties for the August 11th State Primary Election. Please note one of the ballots is double sided.


    If you wish to request an absentee ballot for the August 11 State Primary or November 3 Presidential Election you can fill out the request form or call 899-4936 x1 (or if you press ext 100 you do not need to listen to the long Town Clerk message). You do not need a reason to request an early/absentee ballot in Vermont. State Primary Election Ballots are available now. We should receive the November 3rd ballots mid-September.

  • Earlier 2020 Elections and Results

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    18 August, 2020

    Here are the election night results state-wide for the Presidential Primary -- you are able to select for Jericho Specific Results. The election night results do not include write-ins.

    Here are the official results for the items voted on Australian Ballot at the Annual Town Meeting

    The results for the MMMUSD vote are here (votes from all five towns are commingled)

    Request for early/absentee ballots need to be done each calendar year. There is no revolving request list from year to year.

    If you would like to view information about Town Meeting 2020 please click here

  • June 6, 2019 6PM Special Meeting of the Mount Mansfield Modified Union School District

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    The five Town Clerks in the towns that comprise the Mount Mansfield Modified Union School District met with the Superintendent of Schools and the MMMUSD Board Chair and Board Clerk on June 4th to discuss the details of how the vote on Thursday, June 6, will be conducted. Further details of the conduct of the meeting were worked out in a telephone call between Heidi Racht, Huntington Town Clerk and MMMUSD Moderator Dave Clark.

    ENTERING THE MEETING

    1. The meeting and vote will be held in the MMU gymnasium, at the high school in Jericho

    2. Voters will enter either through the main front doors or main back doors. Parking is available in either location. Greeters (School administration) will be on hand to direct attendees to the gym and to the childcare room and to remind voters to sign up if they would like to speak.

    3. This is an election, so no impediment of voters entering the polls will be allowed; the campaign setback areas near the doors will be observed as is done for Jericho elections held at MMU. The areas will be delineated.

    CONDUCT OF THE MEETING

    4. The meeting will begin at 6 pm.

    a. MMMUSD Moderator will give an overview of the process.

    b. MMMUSD Board Chair will give a two-minute statement from the Board.

    c. The rest of the meeting will be public comments germane to the issue, as warned – posted and advertised.

    5. The public comments period will be conducted by the Moderator, who will take the number of people who have signed up to comment and divide it by the time available, which will be 75 minutes or 80 minutes.

    a. Public comment is only for registered voters in the School District’s five towns.

    b. If time permits and those who have signed-up earlier in the meeting have finished, more comments will be allowed or the meeting will move to a vote.

    6. The meeting is a voice vote meeting. However, a motion from the floor supported by seven voters will move the vote to a paper ballot.

    PAPER BALLOT VOTE

    A paper ballot vote, called for in place of a voice or hand vote, is not an Australian ballot vote.

    The Presiding Officer is the MMUSD Clerk Pat Straughan.

    7. Assuming a paper ballot, the discussion will close and voters will line up at the table where their Town Clerk and election officials (Justices of the Peace) are seated to get their name checked off the list and receive a ballot. In Jericho, the alphabet will be divided A-D, E-L, M-R & S-Z, so that four lines can form in front of the table.

    a. The voters will mark their ballot and then put it, unfolded, into one of the ballot boxes located on a table across the gym. The ballots are not sorted by town and the ballot result is for the entire district and not a town-by-town result.

    b. Voters will be welcome to stay in the gym, away from the polling area, or leave the meeting.

    TIMING OF VOTE

    The announced time for the vote is 7:30 pm. Assuming a paper ballot, the election will be conducted in the same manner as an election at the polls. Therefore, any registered voter who is in the building at 7:30 pm, will be eligible to vote. Entrance to the building will be closed at 7:30 pm. If you are not there at 7:30 pm, you will not be able to vote.

    OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:

    1 No politicking is allowed in the meeting or near the polls. This includes buttons, stickers, hats, t-shirts or other visible signage expressing an opinion.

    2 Voters are welcome to bring papers into the meeting.

    3 Childcare will be provided in the Community Room by MMU students in the National Honor Society and the LEO Club. These students have worked at other events and community forums around the Underhill ID School.

    4 A sheriff will be on hand to help with parking and traffic flow; this official will be assisted by MMU administrators/staff.

    5 Same Day Voter Registration is in effect.

    6 The ballots will be stored in the Richmond Town vault for the statutory time required and then will be destroyed, per statute. After the count has been completed, two BCA members will accompany the Richmond Town Clerk to the vault: one each from Huntington and Richmond.

    Finally, if you have any questions regarding the elections, please contact your Town Clerk:

    Amy Grover, Bolton (434-3064, ext 222); Heidi Racht, Huntington (434-2032); Jessica Alexander, Jericho (899-4936 , ext 1); Linda Parent, Richmond (434-2221); Sherri Morin, Underhill (899-4434).


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  • 2019 Town Meeting Results

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    Click here for the March 5, 2019 Town Meeting Results

  • 2018 November Election Results

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    Click here for November 2018 Election Results