The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 17: Elections

Chapter 51: CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS

Sub-Chapter 09: Recounts And Contest Of Elections

17 V.S.A. § 2601. Recounts



§ 2601. Recounts

In an election for statewide office, county office, or state senator, if the difference between the number of votes cast for a winning candidate and the number of votes cast for a losing candidate is less than two percent of the total votes cast for all the candidates for an office, that losing candidate shall have the right to have the votes for that office recounted. In an election for all other offices, if the difference between the number of votes cast for a winning candidate and the number of votes cast for a losing candidate is less than five percent of the total votes cast for all the candidates for an office, divided by the number of persons to be elected, that losing candidate shall have the right to have the votes for that office recounted. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 89; 2009, No. 98 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 10, 2010.)