Town Meeting preview: Strafford Selectboard races on the ballot

Voters place slips of paper into a ballot box, watched over by Constable Ed Eastman, center, Town Clerk Lisa Bragg, second from right, and Assistant Town Clerk Regina Josler,  right, during Town Meeting in Strafford, Vt., on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Attendees voted to switch to Australian ballot for election of town officials, adoption of budget items and voting on public questions. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Voters place slips of paper into a ballot box, watched over by Constable Ed Eastman, center, Town Clerk Lisa Bragg, second from right, and Assistant Town Clerk Regina Josler, right, during Town Meeting in Strafford, Vt., on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Attendees voted to switch to Australian ballot for election of town officials, adoption of budget items and voting on public questions. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Published: 02-25-2024 11:04 AM

Contested races: John Freitag and Toni M. Pippy are facing off for a three-year seat on the Selectboard. Meanwhile, Andrew Duncklee, Kelly Harman and Andy Silovich are vying for a two-year seat on the Selectboard. Hannah Levinger is running unopposed for two years remaining on a three-year Selectboard seat. On the school side, Sarah Root is running for a three-year board seat and Nelle Donaldson is running for a two-year seat. Both are unopposed. 

Budget and spending articles: The proposed municipal budget is $1.85 million, up from $1.35 million last year. The School Board has postponed the school budget vote.

When, where and how to vote: Australian ballot voting will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Strafford Town House.

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