Absentee Ballot Program

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In the State of Connecticut, citizens are able to vote in advance of an election, primary, or referendum and by mail via the absentee ballot program.  The program is administered by local Town Clerk’s Offices and managed by the Secretary of the State.

Citizens may obtain an application for absentee ballot on the Secretary of State’s webpage or by request from their local Town Clerk’s Office. 

The application will require the citizen to select one of the following reasons for being unable to appear at their designated polling location on voting day:

  • Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Absence from the town during all of the hours of voting
  • Illness
  • Religious tenets which forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary or referendum
  • Duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than your own during all of the hours of voting
  • A physical disability

For further instructions, please carefully read the Secretary of the State’s webpage and the application for absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballot Application