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Vermont's Electronic Voting and Virtual Meeting Statutes

Electronic Voting Statute

Section 3-110  Voting; proxies; ballots. (a) Unless prohibited or limited by the declaration or bylaws, unit owners may vote at a meeting in person, by absentee ballot pursuant to subdivision (b)(4) of this section, by a proxy pursuant to subsection (c) of this section or, when a vote is conducted without a meeting, by electronic or paper ballot pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.

Virtual Meeting Statute

Vermont commonly permits corporations, and nonprofits to conduct remote and virtual meetings. Remote meetings contingent on an association’s articles of incorporation, charter, or bylaws. The Vermont Nonprofit Corporation Act governs the corporate structure and procedure of nonprofit corporations in Vermont. If a condominium or homeowners' association is organized as a nonprofit corporation, it will be governed by the Act. Contact your association’s attorney to see what your community’s options are for virtual meetings based upon your governing documents.

Applicable Statute: Nonprofit Corporation Act

2018 Vermont Statutes Title 11B - Nonprofit Corporations Chapter 8 - Directors And Officers § 8.20 Regular and special meetings

(c) Unless the articles of incorporation or bylaws provide otherwise, a board may permit any or all directors to participate in a regular or special meeting by, or conduct the meeting through the use of, any means of communication, including an electronic, telecommunications, and video- or audio-conferencing conference telephone call, by which all directors participating may simultaneously or sequentially communicate with each other during the meeting. A director participating in a meeting by this means is deemed to be present in person at the meeting. (Added 1995, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; amended 2009, No. 78 (Adj. Sess.), § 36, eff. April 15, 2010; 2011, No. 52, § 19, eff. May 27, 2011.)

Universal Citation: 11 V.S.A. § 8.20