Absentee ballots are available for all elections - Town, State, Federal and Primaries. They are generally available at the Town Clerk's office at least three weeks prior to an election.
There are specific reasons for requesting an absentee ballot, including the following:
- Being absent from the Town during polling hours
- A physical disability which would prevent a person from going to the polls
- Religious beliefs
Absentee ballot applications must be signed under the Penalty of Perjury by the applicant or a family member requesting one on behalf of the voter.
Applications must be received by the Town Clerk's office by 12:00 pm on the day prior to an election. However, a voter who is admitted to a health care facilty after noon on the 5th day before an election may apply for a ballot up to the close of the polls and may request to have the ballot delivered by a person designated by them. A written request is still required. The easiest way to vote absentee is to come into the office, fill out the application, and vote in person. Ballots may NOT be hand carried out of the office.
Absentee ballot applications may be downloaded below:
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk's office directly by US Mail or hand delivered directly to the Clerk's office by the voter or a family member, who must then sign the outer envelope in our presence. Do NOT put Absentee Ballots through the slot on the front door or in the locked box for taxes! Complete instructions are included with each ballot for the proper return of the ballot. Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk before the close of polls on election day.
For more information, visit the Secretary of State's Election Website or call our office at (413) 625-6330, Ext.4.