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How to vote in the Primary Election in Worcester

A statewide Primary Election will be held on TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022 The polls will open at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. The polling place is located at:

The Worcester Town Hall, 12 Worcester Village Road

REGISTER TO VOTE: There is no deadline to register to vote. You will be able to register to vote on the day of the election. Please register early by visiting the town clerk’s office or going online to https://olvr.vermont.gov/.

PARTY CHOICE: You will be given 3 ballots (democratic, progressive & republican). In a Primary Election, you may vote for candidates of ONLY 1 Party on only 1 ballot, or your vote will not count. You don’t have to tell which party you are voting in, but you can only vote for candidates on one party ballot in the primary election. (There is no voter registration by party in Vermont.)

EARLY or ABSENTEE BALLOTS: The Secretary of State Office will NOT be mailing all active voters ballots for this election. Ballots are available now. Voters must contact the Town Clerk’s Office if you wish to receive an early/absentee ballot. You can request early/absentee ballots at any time during the election year. The latest a ballot can be requested for this election is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022.

You or a family member can request early ballots in person, in writing, by telephone, or on your My Voter Page at https://mvp.vermont.gov/. An authorized person can request ballots for you in person or in writing.

Because the State is not picking up the cost of mailing the Ballots for this election, we ask that you help our Town’s budget and come in to pick it up in person.  We would love to see you after a LONG two years!

Everyone must pick up their own ballots.

Methods of voting early/absentee in the 45 days before the election:

  Vote in town clerk’s office prior to the election.

  • Voter may take the ballots out of the clerk’s office for him or herself and return in same manner as if the ballots were received by mail.
  • Have ballot mailed to you and return it to clerk’s office before Election Day or to the polling place before 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • If you are ill or disabled, please ask the town clerk, on or before election day, to request an absentee ballot. To have them delivered in person, two justices of the peace will bring a ballot to you at your home on any day preceding the day of the election.

If you need assistance with this process or have any questions call the Worcester Town Clerk’s Office at (802) 223-6942 or email worcestertclerk@comcast.net.

August 9, 2022 Primary Election WARNING

Aug 9th Primary WARNING

Sample Ballots

 

Tax bills

 Town tax bills are going out this Thursday (8/4).

 They are due September 15th (town)

                 and November 15th (school) 

You will only be mailed one bill. Feel free to drop off your payment in the door slot. Please include your parcel ID on your check. Remember, post marks are not accepted. We need to have your payment in your hands before 5:00pm Sept. 15th.

If you do not receive your tax bill by August 11th, please contact the Clerk’s office.

The State of Vermont needs your help updating wetland maps!

 The State currently has an outdated map that shows the general location of some protected wetlands (Class I and II) called the Vermont Significant Wetlands Inventory (VSWI). The map is neither completely accurate nor comprehensive. The State has been working to improve the map in two significant ways: 1) by adding wetlands to the map, and 2) by revising wetland locations.

Why is the State asking for feedback? The State recognizes the importance of providing maps to the public, so that landowners can avoid impacts to significant wetlands. The updated map is intended to clarify the location of existing significant wetlands and provide better predictability for landowners. The interactive draft VSWI map allows the public to comment on specific proposed wetland mapping. You can find the maps at this site Vermont Wetlands Program (arcgis.com)

       What can members of the public do?

·       Contact your District Wetlands Ecologist if you are proposing construction activities near a wetland regardless of whether it is mapped or not. Not all protected wetlands are mapped. Find your District Wetlands Ecologist on this contact page. Contact Wetlands Staff | Department of Environmental Conservation (vermont.gov)

·       Provide your feedback before July for consideration prior to the Vermont Wetlands Program starting the formal Rulemaking process (which includes another comment period). You may provide feedback through the interactive map or comment form.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Vermont Wetlands Program if you have any questions at laura.lapierre@vermont.gov.

NEW Business Hours

                Town Clerk/Treasurer/Delinquent Tax Collector’s regular office hours:

                                   Monday:               12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
                                   Tuesday:               9:00 am – 5:00 pm
                                  Wednesday:         8:00 am – 4:00 pm
                                  Thursday:             9:00 am – 5:00 pm
                                    Friday:                  Closed to the Public

                  The Listers’ regular office hours are Mondays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

The Worcester Town Complex is located at 20 Worcester Village Road, Worcester, Vermont 05682. The Complex is home to the Town Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, the Delinquent Tax Collector’s office, the Volunteer Fire Department and the Listers’ Office. The Town mailing address is P.O. Box 161, Worcester, VT 05682
The Highway Department is located at 11 Maxham Drive.

Phone and email

The Worcester Town Complex phone number is (802) 223-6942

Office e-mail: worcestertclerk@comcast.net

The Fax number is 802-229-5216

Katie Miller- Treasurer & Delinquent Tax Collector

Jennifer LeStat, Town Clerk
Listers’ Office-Extension 1
Will Sutton, Fire Chief-Extension 3
Brian Powers, Road Commissioner-802-223-6903

New Portal to Search Land Records, Lister Cards, Tax Bills and Excess Weight Forms!

We have 40 years of land records available now online.

The link below will take you to the current land record files available.

https://worcester.lr-1.com/

This link will let you access current redacted tax bills and lister cards.

https://nemrc.info/web_data/vtworc/searchT.php

GRAND LIST 2021

2021 TAX BOOK

VTExcessWeightPermitForms

                           

Dog Licenses

All dogs must be licensed on or before April 1st every year. If registering after 4/1, there is a late fee. Dogs must also have a current rabies certificate.

FEES:  Neutered/Spayed   9.00$         late –> 11.00

 Not Neutered or Spayed   13.00$  –>late  17.00$

If you would like your dog tag and receipt/license sent to you in the mail, please include a self addressed and stamped envelope. (SASE).

For additional listings and contact information, please see the full Directory.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES   DURING COVID-19 

For an extensive list of resources please click here on Worcester Neighbor Network

Please go to healthvermont.gov/covid19 for the most up-to-date state information and guidance about COVID-19, including information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html . You may call the VT Department of Health at 802.863-7240, or call community services information at 2-1-1.

You may report any concern you have for a Worcester resident by emailing worcestertclerk@comcast.net