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BALLOT If you are a member of the military or a family member and you plan to be overseas, you may be eligible for an electronic ballot click here to apply.
Absentee ballots are available to eligible voters any time during the year
for any election, primary or referendum, and are available through the Town
If a registered voter is unable to vote
in person on Election Day, they may apply to the Town Clerk for an absentee ballot
for any of the following reasons:
Absence from the Town during all of the hours of voting
Active service in the armed forces
Duties as an election official at a polling place
The issuance of an absentee ballot is a two-step process. You may obtain an
application at the Town Clerk’s Office or download one below if it is for your
own use, or the use of a member of your immediate family. If you wish to distribute five (5) or more absentee ballot
applications to persons other than your immediate family, you must register
with, and obtain forms from, the Town Clerk before distributing them.
Application for Absentee Ballot- To download the application and print, please make sure your printer is set to print the full page, which may require setting adjustments. Each person who applies
for an application must sign it with an original signature.
(Parents cannot sign for their child, nor can spouses sign for
each other.) Applications may be faxed or emailed, however a hard copy with an original signature must be received in
the Town Clerk's office in order for your vote to count. Please complete all information legibly.
Military personnel and persons temporarily living overseas may submit a Federal Post Card Application to register & apply for an
Absentee Ballot. For information regarding the Electronic Transmission Service email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For any UOCAVA related questions email: email@example.com.
Please mail all completed applications as soon as possible to:
Town Clerk's Office
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT
After the completed application is returned to us, we will send a ballot and
instructions to you as soon as State law allows, which is generally about a
month prior to the scheduled vote. We must receive the voted ballot back in our
office by election day in order for the vote to count.
The Town Clerk is responsible for supervising and distributing these ballots.
For more information, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (860) 561-7430,
or the Registrar of Voter's Office at (860) 561-7450.
Absence or inability to vote in person
does not mean that you must forfeit your right to vote!
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