March 8 2017

Deadline to Register to Vote in Town Election is Next Friday


Burlington residents interested in voting in the upcoming Town Election have until next week to register if they haven’t already.


Town Clerk Amy Warfield said in a release that the last day to register to vote is Friday, March 17. On that day her office in Town Hall will stay open until 8 p.m. for those last-minute people. To register you must be 18 years or older as of April 8, the day of the election.


Eligible residents may also register via the mail or Online.  Forms are available at the Library, Recreation Department, Post Office, Burlington High School, Housing Authority, and Council on Aging. Mail in forms must be postmarked by March 17th .  You can also go online on the Secretary of State’s page. Online registration also must be done by March 17.


If you are not sure if you are already registered to vote in Burlington, you may go on our website and enter your name and date of birth to verify your voting status and precinct.  Go to – click on the Check My Voter Registration link on the left side.  


Town Clerk’s Hours:


- Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


- Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.,


- Friday, March 17th: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.


The town election will feature three competitive town-wide races.

The three town-wide seats that will be competitive are Town Moderator, one open seat on the Board of Selectmen and one open seat on the Recreation Commission.

In the Town Moderator race incumbent Sally Willard is running as is challenger William Beyer, a former member of Ways & Means.

The seat on the Board of Selectmen has three challengers: James Tigges, a detective with the Burlington Police Department; Joan Kennedy-Constant, an attorney and Town Meeting member; and Virginia Mooney, a former member of the board and a current Town Meeting member. The seat is being left vacant by Selectman Daniel Grattan who announced earlier this year he would not be seeking a third term.

Recreation Commission incumbent Kevin Sullivan is being challenged by Timothy Burke.

Town Meeting has competitive races in Precincts 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7. Click here to see the full list of candidates.

Finally, there is one town-wide race that will be a write-in. There are two open seats on the Library Board of Trustees and no candidate returned papers for either one of them.

The Burlington Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 8 at Burlington High School.


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