This page is maintained by Arden’s Registration Committee, the committee charged with maintaining an accurate list of current voters and conducting elections. Here you will find committee meeting dates & minutes and dates of upcoming elections, plus the latest election results. For an explanation of Arden’s election procedures or for past election results, please see our separate page: Election Procedures & Records.
Next Election: March 27, 2107 • Committees and Officers
The next election will be the Election of Committees and Officers at the Town Meeting on March 27, 2017. The Town Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Ballots are distributed at the beginning of the meeting, and you can vote at any time during the meeting. If you cannot attend the entire meeting, you are welcome to come and vote, then leave when you need to, or arrive late to vote. All residents who live in the village as their primary residence and are 18 years of age or older may vote. Renters may vote. Absentee voting is allowed under some circumstances, but you must submit an Affidavit request by March 20 and the ballot must be received by 6 p.m. on March 27. Please see Election of Arden Committee Members & Officers on the Election Procedures & Records page for details about the election and instructions for requesting an Absentee Ballot.
Vote is by secret ballot. A SAMPLE BALLOT will be posted here on March 7 (or shortly thereafter). This is a sample ballot only; you cannot vote with it. Actual ballots are distributed at the Town Meeting or with Absentee voting materials. Nominees for Arden Committees and Officers have been invited to post brief statements about who they are, why they are running for a particular committee, and what skills they might bring to these essential (but unpaid) jobs. We will begin posting nominee statements in early February.
If you are a candidate, and would like to tell voters about yourself, click this link and fill out the form. Your statement will be posted soon after we receive it.
Complete Committee List
Click here to go to the current list of committee members and officers. For a brief description of what the committees do and how much time commitment is involved, see “Arden: Here’s How It Works.”
Registration Committee Meetings
The Registration Committee does not hold regular monthly meetings. We meet and discuss committee business immediately before each vote count (March committee elections, fall referendums), to convene the committee within 30 days of the March elections, and as needed to handle other election business. In other words, we try to handle all business at the same time we are conducting elections. Visitors, observers and helpers are always welcome at any of the Arden elections and our occasional meetings, which are posted here, as well as publicized on bulletin boards and in the Arden Page.
Minutes of Registration Committee meetings
Links to our most recent election results can be found on our Election Procedures & Records page. Results of all elections are stored at the Village Office at the Buzz Ware Village Center and can be accessed during regular office hours, or by contacting the Registration Committee.
Click here to email the Registration Committee.
2016-17 Registration Committee: Cecilia Vore (chair), Barbara Henry, Elaine Hickey, Barbara Macklem, Mary Murphy.