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Town Meeting Day 2024
Nominating Caucus

Sunday, December 10th, 2023


Start Time: 1 PM

This is a virtual event 

An in-person option is available for those who require special accommodation.

The in-person option will be at Edmunds Middle School.

The Burlington Democratic Party will hold its Mayoral and Ward City Councilor Nominating Caucuses for the 2024 Town Meeting Day Election on Sunday, December 10, 2023. 


Due to unprecedented Caucus registrations and a lack of sufficient venues to host the event in person, voting will be done virtually.  The Committee will also provide the option to vote in person only for those who require special accommodation. The Committee has determined this system of participation and voting is the best way to promote access and ensure election integrity.


In order to win a Caucus election, a candidate will need to earn more than 50% of votes cast. A runoff election will occur if, in any race, a single candidate fails to achieve a majority. Caucus voters may be required to cast more than one ballot to complete the nomination process. If there is a race in which no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote after two rounds of voting, the Committee may schedule another caucus at a later date.

To be eligible to vote in the Caucus, you must:


  1. Be a resident of Burlington and be listed on the Burlington voter registry by the time of the Caucus. The Committee will rely solely on the City of Burlington’s voter registration roll as the means to confirm eligibility to participate in the Caucus.

  2. Register for the Burlington Democratic Party Nominating Caucus. Voters can register online prior to the Caucus. Early registration closes on December 9 at 5 p.m. Voters who miss the early registration deadline may register in person from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 10, 2023, at Edmunds Middle School.

  3. Affirm that you have not voted in another political party’s caucus for the 2024 Town Meeting Day Election.

  4. Affirm that you are not a member of another political party’s committee.


All who register in accordance with this criteria are eligible to vote in the Caucus. Voters who register early will receive a notification by email confirming their eligibility prior to the Caucus. Early registration is required for online voting. Voters who register in person will be confirmed as eligible in person. All voters who register in accordance with this process will be considered present at the Caucus. Rules related to the Caucus voting process are separately outlined below in Section V. 

Early registration for online voting in the Caucus closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Early registration is required for online voting. In-person registration on December 10, 2023, closes at 1:00 p.m. Eligible voters who are in line to register in person by 1:00 p.m. on December 10, 2023, will be permitted to participate in caucus voting.


Please refer to the full Caucus Rules for any additional information or contact with any questions. 


Caucus voters will be voting in the Ward where they will be voting in March. Due to recent redistricting, please check which Ward you are in as it may have changed.


If you do not know which ward you live in, you may find that information here:

If you are not yet registered to vote in Vermont, you may do so here: To vote in the Burlington Democratic Nominating Caucus, you must be on the Burlington voter roll by December 10, 2023.


The deadline to inform the Party of your intention to be a candidate at the Caucus is November 30 at 5 pm. 

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