In order to practice social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), public access to our building, 165 Capitol Avenue, will be restricted. Although in-person interactions will be limited, our office staff will be available via email as normal. For the Business Services Division email CRD@ct.gov and for the Legislative & Elections Administration Division email LEAD@ct.gov. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to normal business as soon as the immediate threat to public health has subsided.

Application for Absentee Ballot

This application for absentee ballot may be downloaded by an individual for: (1) the individual's own use; (2) the use of a member of the individual's immediate family; or (3) the use of a designee of the applicant. Any person who will distribute five (5) or more absentee ballot applications to persons other than the individual's immediate family must register with and obtain forms from the Town Clerk of the municipality where such forms will be distributed before distributing such forms. For more detailed information please review the Absentee Ballot Fact Sheet and Absentee Ballot Process pages.
 

For the November 3, 2020 General Election, please use the following Application for Absentee Ballot:

Once completed, return/mail your application to your Town Clerk

Accommodations For Voters with Print Disabilities
The process and procedures for those who need accommodations for print disabilities are as follows:

  • The absentee ballot application has been updated to make it accessible by screen readers, and includes a check box to indicate that the voter requires a ballot emailed to them because of a print disability.
  • Once the town clerk receives this application with the specified box checked off, they will send out a ballot packet – containing the outer envelope and inner envelope - WITHOUT a paper ballot, directly to the voter.
  • The town clerk will notify the Office of the Secretary of the State that the voter needs an accessible ballot and will provide the voter’s email address. 
  • The Office of the Secretary of the State will email an accessible ballot directly to the voter.
  • The voter will be able to read and fill out the ballot using their screen reader, print it out, and return it in the ballot packet that was sent to by the town clerk.
  • The voter MUST sign the inner envelope, and local election officials have been instructed to approve the inner envelopes that are signed, even if the signature is not in the correct spot.
  • Those ballots will be hand counted, as they will be printed on normal paper with normal ink and cannot be fed into the tabulator.
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