Friday March 1, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- As a result of recent Town Charter changes, counting votes for write-in candidates on Tuesday's ballot has changed.

If a Brattleboro citizen wishes to be considered a write-in candidate for any town office (including Town Meeting Representative) that candidate must now declare his or her candidacy to the Town Clerk no later than 7 p.m. on election day.

Only write-in votes for declared candidates will be counted after the polls close.

Providing they have garnered the most votes in the race, write-in candidates for town officers need a minimum of 30 votes to win, Town Meeting Representatives need a minimum of 10 votes.

There are still several town meeting member positions available in each district. If interested, contact the Brattleboro Town Clerk's office at 802-251-8129 or acappy@brattleboro.org for more information.

Brattleboro polling hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Brattleboro Union High School gym on Fairground Road.