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Absentee Balloting in Connecticut

STEP 1: Apply

Absentee Ballot applications will be sent to all active Democrats. If you don’t receive one, request one from your Town Clerk.
[Application in English]
[Application in Spanish; Aplicación en Español]
[List of Clerk addresses and contact info]

Fill out the application completely. Check the COVID-19 box if that’s the reason and sign the application. Be sure your Town Clerk’s address shows through the window in the envelope. Return postage is paid already.

Step 2: Vote

When you get the Ballot (it will arrive after July 21), fill it out and return it.
Check to be sure:
✅ ONE Ballot per envelope
✅ SIGN AND SEAL the inner envelope
✅ Make sure it ARRIVES at your Town Clerk by August 11.


For the August 2020 Presidential and State Primary, all voters can vote by absentee due to the COVID-19 virus, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7QQ. 

Just check the COVID-19 box on the application if that’s the appropriate reason you’re voting absentee.

The SOTS is in the process of mailing Absentee Ballot applications to all active Democrats. They will arrive with a postage-paid return envelope. You should fill out the application ASAP, and either mail, give to your Town Clerk, or drop in the new outdoor drop box that will be installed outside every Town Hall.

If you don’t receive a ballot you can contact your town clerk who can send you a replacement, or you can pick one up at Town Hall.

The Town Clerk will process the application, and then have a ballot sent you to again with a postage-paid return envelope. The ballot must be received by the Town Clerk by Election Day. If you aren’t able to mail the ballot by August 6th we suggest you make arrangements to drop it either with your Town Clerk or at the new outdoor drop box that will be installed in a prominent place in each town, most often outside town or city hall.

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

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