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Absentee Voting
How do I vote by absentee ballot?
You may vote at the clerk’s office or request that the ballot be mailed to you.  The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is noon of the day before the election.  If the day before an election is a Sunday or a holiday, the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot will be at 5 pm on the preceding business day.

Voting Absentee Ballot – You can either have an absentee ballot mailed to you or you can vote at the Town Clerk’s Office.  If we mail, the ballot will come with instructions and a set of return envelopes.  After making your choices on the ballot, you must enclose it in the inner (smaller) brown envelope and put the smaller envelope in the bigger envelope, place proper postage on it and mail it back to the Town Clerk’s Office.

You may return your completed absentee ballot by mail or a family member may hand deliver it to the Town Clerk’s Office.  If you mail your ballot, please make sure to include the proper postage.

To be counted as a complete ballot, it must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day.

If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot for a final state or city election can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before the Election Day.


When should I submit my application for an absentee ballot?
If you wish to vote by absentee ballot for more than one election in a year you may complete one application and request that ballots for all elections during  that calendar year be sent to you.

If you vote by mail, make certain the application arrives at your local election office early.  Remember, the ballot will be mailed to you.  You may mail or hand-deliver it back to the clerk’s office but it must arrive before the close of the polls on election day (8:00 pm for state elections)

If you cast your ballot at the clerk’s office before election day, plan to visit the office two or three weeks before the election.  You can complete your application and cast your vote in one visit.

Click here for Absentee Ballot Application and Absentee Ballot Application by a family member.




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