Be part of Bennington Town Government or a School Board
If you interested in being part of Town government or serving on a school board, now is the time to get started. For the Town of Bennington, there will be elections for two seats on the Select Board and for the Town Clerk. There will also be elections for numerous seats on school boards for Pownal, Woodford, Bennington, Shaftsbury, and North Bennington.
The Bennington Town Clerk is responsible for all things related to elections. This is your first stop if you are interested in running! The Town Clerk will help you with the forms and paperwork you need, as well as suggestions and advice on getting everything properly filled out.
The town website has detailed information on how to run, what seats are open, and deadlines for submitting paperwork. Details on elections are outlined in a number of places on the site but the best starting point is on the Town Meeting page.
Generally speaking, you need 30 signatures to be placed on the ballot. If you are running for the position of Bennington Select Board or Bennington Town Clerk, those signatures must be from people who are eligible to vote in Bennington. If you are running for a school board seat, you need signatures from voters in any town within that school district. For example, for a Shaftsbury seat on the elementary school board, you need signatures from voters from Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury or Woodford.
The deadline for submitting your paperwork is January 29, by 5 pm. The Town Clerk office ONLY will be open until 5 pm on that date (the rest of town offices close at 4:30 pm that day).