Absentee Ballots


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
  • 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


Absentee ballot applications can be obtained simply by calling the Town Clerk's Office at (860) 584-6200 ext. 0, by e-mail or by completing an application in our office during business hours. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Applications must be completed and returned to the Bristol Town Clerk's Office before we can issue an absentee ballot to you.

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.