Absentee Ballots can be used by any voter for elections until April 20, 2021
Every voter in CT may use an Absentee Ballot. Follow the process outlined below.
If you do not wish to vote by Absentee Ballot, polling places will be open normally. You may vote in person, taking all necessary precautions, during regular voting hours on between 6 AM and 8 PM. Look up your polling place here.
To vote via Absentee Ballot:
STEP 1: Get Your Ballot
You may request an absentee ballot by clicking here. Or, use these links to download an application:
Check the “COVID-19” box if that’s the reason you are choosing to vote absentee.
You can return it using the postage-paid envelope. Mail it to your Town Clerk. Addresses for all Town Clerks are at the link below. For the April 13 special election in Monroe and Newtown, see our Elections Information page.
✅ Fill out the application completely. Check the COVID-19 box if that’s the reason and sign the application.
Step 2: Vote
Your Absentee Ballot will be mailed to you. When you get the Ballot, fill it out and return it.
The ballot comes with two envelopes: the inner envelope and the outer envelope.
Mark your ballot using a black pen.
Place the marked ballot into the INNER envelope. SIGN, DATE, and SEAL the inner envelope.
Place the inner envelope into the OUTER envelope (the mailing envelope), being sure that it’s addressed to you Town Clerk. Seal the outer envelope.
You may deliver a completed ballot to the Drop Box located outside your Town or City Hall. You may mail in your completed ballot, but please use the drop box if you can.
Please be sure:
✅ ONE Ballot per envelope
✅ SIGN, DATE, AND SEAL the inner envelope
✅ Make sure it ARRIVES at your Town Clerk by Election Day
We recommend using the Official Ballot Drop Box if you are able. The Drop Box should be outside your Town or City Hall. It looks like this:
Make sure of the following to ensure your ballot is counted:
- Put only one ballot per envelope
- Make sure to sign and seal the inner envelope, and put your ballot in that envelope
- Mark your ballot carefully – completely fill in the bubble next to your candidate’s name, and don’t make any extraneous marks or notes on the ballot
- Keep your eye on the calendar and get that ballot in on time!
For more information see: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting