Nominating Petitions

Candidate Information

Nominating petitions for the 2023 Annual Town Meeting are now available at the town office, 81 Main Street. Officers to be elected include: 

  • Moderator, 1 one-year term 
  • Selectboard, 2 three-year terms

Petitions containing at least 30 valid signatures must be returned by January 30, 2023. 

The Annual Town Meeting will be held Monday, March 6, 2023. Voting for candidates and Charter amendments will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Essex Middle School on Founders Road.

In order to have a name placed on the ballot, candidates are required to submit a petition containing at least 30 valid signatures and a consent of candidate form to the town clerk.  The deadline for submittal of both forms is January 30th (the sixth Monday preceding the date of election 17 VSA §2681(a)(1)(A).

For questions about the election call the Town Clerk’s office at 802-879-0413 option 6.

Local Candidate Petition form (pdf)

Consent of Candidate form (pdf)