Absentee Ballots

In order to receive an absentee ballot you need to first complete an application. Please call us at 860-584-6200 ext. 0 or you can download the application from the Secretary of State website link below. 

Qualifications

An elector may vote by absentee ballot in 2021 for one of the following reasons:

  • Absence from the town during all hours of voting
  • Active service in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Illness
  • 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
  • COVID-19

Application

Absentee ballot applications can be obtained simply by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at (860) 584-6200 ext. 0. The original completed application or absentee ballot must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by mail or dropped in the drop boxes outside City Hall to receive an absentee ballot and for your ballot to be counted.

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.