Hi John - The old Title 17 Section 2681 clearly stated that a candidate
'must clearly state on the petition which office he was running for'. The
new 2681 doesn't say that, however, the new consent forms that we were
instructed to use does need to have the term listed. Since you need the
consent form in order to put them on the ballot......your answer is yes,
they need to choose what their term is. If they didn't state which term,
you would not know whose term was coming up each year. Good luck....
From: Jon Pominville [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 11:14 AM
To: muninet List Member
Hi from Middlebury. Got a question for all you clerk pros out there.
It concerns The town meeting ballot. Specifically, we have two
openings for Library Trustee and possibly four people to fill those
slots. One position is for a 1 year term the other is for the full
term. The statutes (which are always so clear) say:
VSA 17, 2681(e) "The names of candidates for he same office, but
for different terms of service, shall be arranged in groups according to
the length of their respective terms."
Does that mean that they must choose which term they want to run for?
That is what I'm leaning toward but wanted some advice.