The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 17: Elections

Chapter 51: CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

Sub-Chapter 04: Polling Places

17 V.S.A. § 2502. Location of polling places



§ 2502. Location of polling places

(a) Each polling place shall be located in a public place within the town.

(b) The board of civil authority shall take such measures as are necessary to assure that elderly and handicapped voters may conveniently and secretly cast their votes. Measures which may be taken shall include, but are not limited to: location of polling places on the ground floor of a building; providing ramps, elevators, or other facilities for access to the polling place; providing a stencil overlay for ballots; providing a separate polling place with direct communication to the main polling place; and permitting election officials to carry a ballot to a handicapped or elderly person in order to permit that person to mark the ballot while in a motor vehicle adjacent to the polling place. For purposes of this subsection, the board of civil authority shall have full jurisdiction on the day of an election over the premises at which a polling place is located. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1985, No. 11; 1991, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 4, eff. April 25, 1992; 2003, No. 94 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)