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Absentee Ballots Available For November Election

HARTFORD — Voters who will be out of town on election day can now send for  absentee ballots and cast a ballot in Municipal Elections on Tuesday Nov. 8.

Absentee ballots are available for any registered Connecticut voters who will be otherwise unable to go to their polling place on election day.

Secretary of State Denise Merrill has urged eligible voters to register to vote by the deadline of Nov. 1 so they can vote.

“I urge any registered voters who know they will be out of town or otherwise unable to make it to their polling place on Election Day to apply for an absentee ballot now,” said Merrill, Connecticut’s chief elections official.  “Don’t put off applying for an absentee ballot until it is too late – make sure you have a say in who serves in your local government.”

To obtain an absentee ballot, registered Connecticut voters can download an application from the Secretary of the State’s website or local town websites, or they can contact their local town clerk’s office to pick up an application in-person or receive one through the mail.  After the applications are submitted, absentee ballots will be sent to registered voters who request them within days.  Absentee ballots must be signed and can be returned through the mail or in-person.

In order to be counted for the general election, absentee ballots must be received by town clerks no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.


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