The City Clerk serves as the chief election official for the City of Burlington, prepares city election ballots, publishes election notices, prepares and distributes absentee ballots, provides information on polling place accessibility to state/federal, and maintains current voter registration files and lists.
Current Sample Ballots
An Update Regarding the Use of Stickers for Write-In Candidates
Recently, an article was published in the Standard Press regarding the use of stickers for write-ins. Shortly after the article was published, the City received updated information. Pursuant to this information, Stickers should NOT be used for write-ins.
While some documents may refer to the use of stickers for write-in votes, stickers are NOT to be used on ballots - this language was removed from statute years ago. Stickers should also not be used per the maintenance agreement for the voting equipment.
According to the ImageCast Election Hardware Maintenance Agreement Terms and Conditions, “The use of any applied adhesive label and/or ”sticker” to a ballot for write-in campaigns or otherwise that cause any damage to the equipment or result in additional repair work are not covered by equipment agreement and will be the responsibility of the Customer”.
Repair work related to stickers damaging the internal workings of a tabulator both void the tabulator warranty and can have costs for repair/replacement that starts at $1,750. Stickers or any foreign object can cause ballot misreads and/or ballot jams for other ballots cast as well.
Absentee Voting for the UPCOMING Election
Please use the entrance on Jefferson Street. If the Jefferson Street construction is still ongoing and the sidewalk is closed, signage will direct you to the main entrance on Pine Street. Only two voters will be allowed to enter at a time and may need to wait to enter or exit the building, depending on the volume of patrons we receive at a time.
Polling locations for all wards is at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue.