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Reminder : Brookline Town Meeting

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To all Brookline legal Voters,

                                       On Monday, March 1st, will be Brookline's Town Meeting. Due to the Covid19 Virus, our meeting will be held in it's entirety by Australian ballot. Polling hours are from 9AM till 7PM. Brookline's polling location is the Town Office, 734, Grassy Brook Road in Brookline. We will be practicing Vermont Health Dept. Guidelines to assure everyone's safety and welfare.

                                      For those of you voting Absentee/Early, your ballot must be received by the Town Clerk's Office by 7PM, March 1, 2021 in order to be counted. A sample ballot can be reviewed on the town's website : http://brooklinevt.com at the bottom of the home page. The Australian Ballot will be your only opportunity to elect your local town officials and approve your town budget for the upcoming year. Please make every attempt to participate in this important event. Thank you.

Regards,

Guy 

 

P.S.

Definition of Australian ballot:

 an official ballot printed at public expense on which the names of all the candidates and proposals appear and which is distributed only at the polling place and marked in secret

 

 

Town of Brookline Annual Town Meeting Information

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To all legal Brookline voters,

In keeping with Governor Scotts guidelines. the Town of Brookline Annual Town Meeting will be held entirely using the Australian Ballot procedure.

Brookline residents will vote at the town office Monday, March 1, 2021 from 9 AM - 7 PM with a few modifications.
All voters will be required to wear a face mask while voting.
All voters will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the town office, supplied by the town.
There will only be two voters permitted entrance at a time and will be required to practice safe, social/physical distancing at all times.
While these are extremely challenging times for all, it is an important right for you to have the opportunity to cast your ballot for this important vote which will include the election of town officials and budget for the upcoming year.

You are encouraged to seek alternate voting opportunities
Absentee/early voting is the safest and most effective way to cast your ballot and will be postage free ( town will pay postage).

To request an absentee ballot, use one of the following procedures.
Go to the My Voter Page on the town website  http://brooklinevt.com , select Resource Links on the left side navigation bar, under State Government heading , select " My Voter Page"

Mail a request to the town clerks office: Town of Brookline, PO Box 403, Brookline, VT 05345.

Email a request to the town: brook763@comcast.net . with mailing instructions. Due to Vermont election laws, we are not permitted to scan and email ballots unless you are serving in the military or a overseas voter.

Call the town office, 802-365-4648 and leave a voice mail with mailing instructions.

If you do not wish to mail in your absentee ballot, you may drop it in the mail slot located in the back door of the office, 7/24.

All Absentee ballots must be returned by 7 PM, March 1, 2021 to be counted.

The warning for this Annual Town Meeting as well as sample ballots, can be reviewed at the bottom right side of the Brookline website  http://brooklinevt.com as well as the bulletin boards around town: Corner of Hill Road & Grassy Brook Road, bottom of Whitney Hill Road, in front of the town office.

 

The Town of Brookline will be holding a Remote Public Informational Hearing via Zoom on Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm- details can be found on the town website, bottom right side on the home page.

As usual, you will receive in the mail a copy of the Town Report prior to Town Meeting.

If you have further questions or concerns, give us a call, leave a contact number where we can reach you, and the best time to call you back. We will monitor emails and voice mails on a daily basis.

Remember your vote is your voice, please make every attempt to participate in this event.

 

Regards,
Guy

 

Guy Tanza Town Clerk-Asst.Treasurer (802) 365-4648 (802) 365-4092 Fax PO Box 403 Brookline, VT 05345 E-Mail:  brook763@comcast.net Web:  http://brooklinevt.com