Absentee Voting

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Connecticut has strict laws regarding who can vote absentee.  You are eligible to vote by absentee ballot if:

  • You are an active member of the armed forces of the United States.
  • You will be out of town during all the hours of voting on Election Day.
  • You have an illness that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day.
  • Your religious beliefs prevent you from performing secular activities like voting on Election Day.
  • You will be performing duties as an election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours of voting on Election Day.
  • You have a physical disability that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day.

If any one of these applies to you, you may apply for an absentee ballot.

  • Click here for the absentee ballot application for a general election.
  • Click here for an application for emergency ballot within 6 days of an election.
  • Click here for an application for a referendum with less than 3 weeks’ notice.

If you are a member of the Armed Services or are a U.S. Citizen residing outside the United States, please click here for the Federal Postcard Application.  You may use this form to Register to Vote as well as request an Absentee Ballot. 

If you have a permanent disability, you may qualify for permanent absentee ballot status.  An absentee ballot application must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s office with a note from your doctor stating that you have a permanent disability that prevents you from voting.  Once received, you will not need to request an absentee ballot for every election, one will automatically be mailed to you.