The City Clerk serves as the chief election official for the City of Burlington, prepares city election ballots, publishes election notices, prepares and distributes absentee ballots, provides information on polling place accessibility to state/federal, and maintains current voter registration files and lists.
Current Sample Ballots
An Update Regarding the Use of Stickers for Write-In Candidates
Recently, an article was published in the Standard Press regarding the use of stickers for write-ins. Shortly after the article was published, the City received updated information. Pursuant to this information, Stickers should NOT be used for write-ins. While some documents may refer to the use of stickers for write-in votes, stickers are NOT to be used on ballots - this language was removed from statute years ago. Stickers should also not be used per the maintenance agreement for the voting equipment. Repair work related to stickers damaging the internal workings of a tabulator both void the tabulator warranty and can have costs for repair/replacement that starts at $1,750. Stickers or any foreign object can cause ballot misreads and/or ballot jams for other ballots cast as well.
Absentee Voting for the UPCOMING Election
Early In-person Absentee Voting
Early in-person absentee voting for the February 20, 2024 election will begin on Tuesday, February 6 at City Hall (300 N. Pine Street) and will end on Friday, February 16. During early voting, voters may cast their ballot Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (open until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16). Voters are required to show a photo ID in order to early vote.
Please use the entrance on Jefferson Street. Only two voters will be allowed to enter at a time and may need to wait to enter or exit the building, depending on the volume of patrons we receive at a time.
The February 20 ballot only includes:
- BASD Operational Referendum
Polling locations for all wards is at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue. Voting is open from 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day.