Letter to the editor: Addison has an election anomaly

To the Voters of the Town of Addison:

You will note an anomaly in the number of selectboard positions up for election this year. In a typical year, there would be no more than two board members up for election. This year, we have three. 

An error in the town report in 2022 is the beginning of our problem; this error was missed in 2023 and the two-year term which should have been up for vote was missed. When we realized this error, it was election time for the 2024 elections. As chair of the selectboard, I reached out to the Vermont League of Cities & Towns on how to correct this oversight. Their advice was to get the two-year seat that should have been elected in 2023 back on cycle. In order to do this, we needed to hold a one-time one-year selectboard seat. 

After this year, we will be back to the normal cycle where there would be a two-year and a three-year seat up for election every year. 

On behalf of the board, I apologize for the oversight. If there are any other questions, please reach out to the selectboard, as this is not the fault of the town clerk’s office. Thank you for your understanding.

Roger Waterman

Addison Selectboard Chair

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