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2021 Annual Meeting Update

TOWN OF GLOVER
2021 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING UPDATE

AUSTRALIAN BALLOT

Due to the COVID pandemic the Glover Selectboard has been given the authority, by the State of Vermont, and have decided to hold the 2021 Annual Town Meeting, scheduled for March 2, 2021, be held by Australian Ballot for 2021 only.

Australian Ballot voting means you vote with a paper ballot, upon each Article listed on the Warning, and submit your ballot to the Town Clerk. (There will be no Annual Town Meeting at the Glover Town Hall this year.) The Articles on the ballot include voting upon elected positions, the budget, appropriations, etc. You may return your completed ballot by mail, dropping it off or voting in person on March 2, 2021 at the official polling place between the hours of 10am to 7pm,

An informational meeting will be held to answer any questions, about information in the town report, prior to March 2, 2021. The date will be announced on the website, Facebook and posted at the official posting sites.

If you would like your name included on the ballot to be considered for a specific elected position (ie: Selectboard member) you must submit a completed “Consent for Candidate” form to the Glover Town Clerk by 5pm on January 25, 2021.

Elected Positions that will be voted upon:
Moderator – Present incumbent is Nickolas Ecker-Racz
Town Clerk – Present incumbent is Jessica Sweeney
Treasurer – Present incumbent is Jessica Sweeney
Selectboard Member – open
Auditor – Present incumbent is Rebecca Young
Lister – Present incumbent is Robert (Ted) Young
Library Trustee – Present incumbent is Linda Elbow
Cemetery Commissioner – Present incumbent is Ricky Blanchard
Cemetery Sexton – Present incumbent is Jessica Sweeney
Collector of Delinquent Taxes – Present incumbent is Donna Sweeney
First Constable – Present incumbent is Job Breitmeyer
Second Constable – open
Grand Juror – Present incumbent is Milton Borrell
Town Agent – Present incumbent is Jessica Sweeney

You can find the “Consent for Candidate” form on the website or call the Town Clerk’s office to make arrangements to pick it up or have it mailed.

The Annual Report will still be mailed to each home.

If you would like to receive a ballot, you must request one. You may request a ballot be mailed by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 525-6227 or emailing glovertc@comcast.net. BEWARE: Ballots will not be mailed to each registered voter, you must request one.

Summary of Deadlines:

January 14, 2021: deadline to petition for an article to be included in the Annual report/Warning;
January 25, 2021: deadline to submit a “Consent for Candidate” form to put your name on the ballot.

You may return your completed ballot by mail, dropping it off or voting in person on March 2, 2021 at the official polling place between the hours of 10am to 7pm.

Town Clerks Closed Til Further Notice

Effective immediately the Glover Town Clerks office will closed, not allowing anyone in the office due the Governors Addendum Order. We will still be working, if you need something, you can call (802)525-6227 or shoot us an email, glovertc@comcast.net. Everyone please stay safe & healthy.

Guidelines for Candidates & Campaign Workers

Town of Glover
Guidelines for Candidates and Campaign Workers
17 V.S.A. §2508

The Town Clerk’s Office is considered the official polling place.

No campaigning or discussion of the election may take place inside the Town Clerk’s Office.

No campaign materials, including hats, shirts, buttons, leaflets, and signs are permitted on or in the building.

Political signs are not allowed on town property on any day.

No one may impede the progress of a voter. Candidates and/or campaign workers may stand outside the polling place, but must stay on the upper side of the parking area, in front of the Glover Volunteer Fire Department. No candidate or campaign workers may stand on the curb leading to the polling place, or in the parking area. Candidates and/or campaign workers may be asked to remove their cars from the parking lot if the parking area becomes too congested.

Poll watchers are permitted inside the polling place and must remain in the designated observation area. They must not interrupt the election officials or the election process. Observers are also free to watch the counting process.

If you have any questions, please speak with the Town Clerk or presiding officer.

Effective June 1, 2020 Protocol for Opening to the Public

TOWN OF GLOVER

Protocol for Opening to Public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Effective: June 1, 2020

* You MUST call ahead and make an appointment, to research land records, license your dog, make a payment, obtain marriage/birth/death certificates, request notary services, etc, prior to coming to the Town Clerk’s Office. You will be permitted to conduct research only in the amount of time you have reserved (maximum two (2) hours);
* You MUST NOT come to the Town Clerk’s Office if you have been exposed to or are showing symptoms of any form of illness; including but not limited to coughing or sneezing, or if you have recently traveled into the area from out of town and have not completed the required 14-day quarantine;
* You MUST wear a mask for the entire time of your visit. If you are not wearing a mask you WILL NOT be permitted to enter the building;
* You MUST sanitize your hands upon entering the building;
* You MUST bring the supplies you will need to conduct your business (ie: writing/marking utensils, paper, stapler, paper clips, tape, folders, envelopes);
* You will remain in the contained/designed area of the building;
* Genealogy research is suspended at this time;
* Please exercise patience and respect during your visit to the Town Clerk’s Office;
* If you don’t have an appointment you will not be allowed in!

PAYMENT DROP BOX: For those who would like to drop off a check for sewer payments, taxes payments, marriage/birth/death certificates or a dog license, the “Payment Drop Box” is still available. We will check the box periodically during the day and record payments in a timely manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this pandemic.

Jessica Sweeney
Town Clerk & Treasurer