Regular municipal elections for the Town of Windsor are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of even-numbered years. All municipal elections are non-partisan. This year, election day will be Tuesday, April 2, 2024 and ballots must be received by 7 p.m.
In accordance with state municipal election statutes, only citizens who have resided within the town limits for at least 22 days before the election are eligible to vote.
Ballots are mailed to registered electors in mid-March of the election year and can be returned by mail or placed in the County ballot drop box. In order to be counted, ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 7pm on Election Day.
Replacement ballots must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk by 7pm on Election Day.
Candidate Qualification Summary Candidates must meet the following requirements to be eligible to be elected to the Office of Mayor or Board Member:
A citizen of the United States of America;
Candidates must be qualified (registered) voters;
18 years of age or older;
A resident of the Town for twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the election. At all times during their terms, Town Board Members shall reside in the District from which elected;
No person who has been convicted of a felony shall be eligible;
No person who is an employee of the Town of Windsor may serve as Mayor or Town Board Member;
No person may be a candidate for both Mayor and Board Member at the same election.
Candidates for municipal office are nominated. The nomination petition period runs for 20 days in January of the election year, and at least 10 signatures of registered electors residing in Windsor corporate limits or in the candidates’ district are required. The Voting District Map (PDF)provides detailed information regarding the district boundaries. Registered electors can only sign petitions and cast votes for candidates in that live within their district. Voting Districts In November 2007, following a citizen initiated petition, an amendment to the Home Rule Charter was passed, calling for the formation of Election Districts within the Town of Windsor. A Districting Commission established six election districts in accordance with the provisions of the Charter. Provisions include that the variance in the number of registered voters between districts shall not exceed 15%.
On September 11, 2023, the Town Board approved Ordinance 2023-1681 which revised the election boundaries within the Town of Windsor. The Districts were revised to remain in compliance with the Home Rule Charter.