The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 17: Elections

Chapter 49: NOMINATIONS

Sub-Chapter 01: Primary Elections

17 V.S.A. § 2356. Time for filing petitions



[Section 2356 effective until January 1, 2016; see also section 2356 effective January 1, 2016 set out below.]§ 2356. Time for filing petitions

Primary petitions and statements of nomination from minor party candidates and independent candidates shall be filed no sooner than the second Monday in May and not later than 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday after the first Monday in June preceding the primary election prescribed by section 2351 of this title, and not later than 5:00 p.m. of the 62nd day prior to the day of a special primary election. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 2003, No. 59, § 11; 2009, No. 73 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. April 7, 2010.)


[Section 2356 effective January 1, 2016; see also section 2356 effective until January 1, 2016 set out above.]§ 2356. Time for filing petitions and statements of nomination

(a) Primary petitions for major party candidates and statements of nomination for minor party candidates shall be filed no sooner than the fourth Monday in April and not later than 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday after the first Monday in May preceding the primary election prescribed by section 2351 of this chapter, and not later than 5:00 p.m. of the 62nd day prior to the day of a special primary election.

(b) A petition or statement of nomination shall apply only to the election cycle in which the petition or statement of nomination is filed. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 2003, No. 59, § 11; 2009, No. 73 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. April 7, 2010; 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 16, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.)