Due to the unprecedented demand for ballots, beginning October 1 until November 4, the Town Clerk’s office will only be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION UPDATE:
ALL VOTERS MAY VOTE AT THEIR POLLING PLACE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. THE POLLING PLACES WILL BE CLEANED AND SANITIZED.
the secretary of state'S OFFICE WILL ALSO MAIL ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS TO ALL VOTERS WHO PREFER TO VOTE BY MAIL. VOTERS SHOULD RETURN THEIR APPLICATION TO THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE AS SOON AS THEY RECEIVE IT BY LEAVING IT IN THE BALLOT DROP BOX OUTSIDE CITY HALL OR MAILING IT. absentee ballots will be mailed out on october 2, 2020.
THE BALLOT DROP BOXES ARE LOCATED AT EITHER ENTRANCE TO CITY HALL AND ARE CHECKED FREQUENTLY.
The town clerk’s office is open to provide services by appointment only. please call us at 860-584-6200 ext. 0 or email us at TOWNCLERK@BRISTOLCT.GOV.
An elector may vote by absentee ballot for one of the following reasons:
- Absence from the town during all hours of voting
- Active service in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Physical disability
- Religious tenets which forbid secular activity on election, primary, or referendum day
- Service as an election official at a polling place other than the official’s place of voting
Absentee ballot applications can be obtained simply by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at (860) 584-6200 ext. 0 or by completing an application in our office during business hours. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday hours are 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. The original completed application must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by mail or in person in order to receive an absentee ballot and for your ballot to be counted.
- Military personnel and persons temporarily living overseas may submit a Federal Post Card Application to register and apply for an absentee ballot.
- An application for an absentee ballot may be downloaded from the Secretary of State website.
Permanent Absentee Ballots
Voters with permanent disabilities may be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status. The voter must file an application and a doctor’s certificate stating they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear at the polls. Contact the Town Clerk’s office for further details.