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It is the Town Clerk’s responsibility to oversee all aspects of any town, state and federal election, primaries and referendums.

The office creates paperwork for:

  • absentee ballots
  • sample ballots
  • list of offices to be filled
  • candidate committees
  • legal ads

We are also responsible for issuing, mailing and recording absentee ballots to the point of delivery the day of the election.

Absentee Ballots

Who may vote by Absentee Ballot?                                

Any qualified registered voter unable to vote due to the following reasons:

  • Illness or physical disability
  • Absence from town during all election hours
  • Religious beliefs forbidding secular activity on election day
  • Serving as an election official at a polling place other than your own
  • Active service in the Armed Forces

How to Apply

Applications for Absentee Ballots can be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office, room 105.

You can also get more information and download an application from the Secretary of State's website.

Any qualified voter already out of town may have an application mailed to them. However, you MUST allow sufficient time for mailing and returning the application AND the ballot.

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
How To Apply For Permanent Absentee Ballot Status

(CGS Sec 9-140e)

Background:
In 2012, Public Act 12-57 was approved to allow an eligible voter who is permanently physically disabled and is unable to appear in
person at his/her polling place, to automatically receive an absentee ballot for each election, primary, or referendum.


What To Do:
If you believe you are eligible and would like to automatically receive your absentee ballots, here’s what you need to do:

1) Obtain a letter from your medical care provider certifying that you are unable to appear in  person at your polling place to vote because of your disability;
2) Complete an application for an absentee ballot;
3) Attach the medical care provider’s letter to your absentee ballot application and submit both to the Town Clerk’s office.

Absentee ballots for all primaries, elections and referenda occurring in the year of application will be automatically mailed
to you during the month prior to each of these events.

 

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Voting by Absentee Ballot has privacy protections similar to voting by machine.  Your name will not be connected to your vote when it is tallied.

To register to vote, you can go to the SOTS on-line voter registration system or download the voter registration form.  This registration form must be returned to the Registrar of Voters office.