Read about town meetings and local elections on Vermont’s state website here.

Anyone who is a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age at the time of an election may vote, if registered to vote. You may register at the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles website, the Secretary of State website, or at the Town Office. You may register as late as the day of an election by any of these methods. To support efficiency on election days, the Town encourages voters to register before the day of an election.

Voting in Rupert is done with paper ballots at the Town Office on the designated day between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Absentee ballots are available before an election and may be requested from the Town Clerk. Regularly scheduled elections are held as follows:

First Tuesday of every March– for town officers and other business including budgets, and for school business and budgets.

August of even years– a primary election for county, state, and legislative offices, and (every four years) U.S. President.
First Tuesday in November of even years– the general election for the above offices.

Other elections may be called by the Select Board or School Board when needed, with at least 30 days notice.

Elected Positions and Terms

Selectboard
Three 3 year positions
Two 1 year positionsOne year positions
Town Moderator
Road Commissioner
Town Agent
Town Grand Juror
First Constable
Second Constable
Delinquent tax collector

Three year positions
Auditor
Town Clerk
Treasurer
Lister (3 positions)

UD 47 School district
Petitions for any of these positions are available at the Town Office. Six signatures are required on a petition to get on the ballot.