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Hi Jon.  In addition to the other good suggestions received, 17
V.S.A> 2681(b) specifically states that if there are different
lengths of term available for the same office, the candidate must
clearly indicate the length of term he is seekingon the petition.

Best Wishes, Kathy DeWolfe

On 10 Jan 01, at 12:10, PAULETTE LAFOND wrote:

> 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....
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Jon Pominville [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent:   Wednesday, January 10, 2001 11:14 AM
> To:     muninet List Member
> Subject:
>
> 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.
>
> JON
>