Since Randal posted to his blog referring everyone to me on whether there might be another vote on Giorgetti, I figured I'd better get something up here.
State law allows for a second vote on a ballot item if 5 percent of registered voters sign a petition calling for one. A town can raise that bar to 20 percent if the voters so decide.
Revotes are not uncommon in the smaller towns. Hubbardton had one for a fire station bond in 2009. Tinmouth revoted its swtich to Australian ballot in 2007. Middletown Springs had two revotes by petition in 2006. One of the first ongoing stories I covered was an issue with the town office in Castleton that included a petitioned revote.
I cannot recall ever seeing one in Rutland, and I know that because of the charter, a lot of things that apply to the towns don't necessarily apply here. I asked Mayor Louras if he knew anything about it last night and he didn't.
I'm waiting on a call back from City Attorney Andrew Costello. Hopefully he can shed some light.