Absentee ballots are issued by the Town Clerk's Office to eligible voters for all elections, primaries, and referenda. (Special restrictions may be in effect during a referendum.) Registered voters who are eligible to vote by absentee ballot include those persons:
who are ill;
who are physically disabled;
who are serving in the military;
who are out-of-town on election day;
who are serving as poll workers in a district other than their own;
whose religion forbids secular activity on election day;
who are concerned about Covid-19. All voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the municipal election held on November 2, 2021 due to concerns about COVID-19. Just check the COVID-19 box on the application.
Absentee voting is a two-step process: First, you must fill out an Absentee Ballot Application and return it to the Town Clerk. Upon receipt and approval of the application, a ballot will be mailed or handed to you.
Second, you must execute your ballot and return it to the Town Clerk by the close of polls in order for your vote to count.
We encourage all voters to use the Official Ballot Drop-Box in front of the main entrance to Town Hall for both applications and absentee ballots.
To execute the process by mail, please send applications or executed ballots to:
Claudia A. Weber, Town Clerk P.O. Box 447 New Canaan, CT 06840
Absentee Voting in the November 2nd Municipal Election? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3,... 4!
1. Mark your ballot carefully! Unlike a polling place, you cannot get a new ballot if you make a mistake. Make sure the ovals are filled in properly. Did you get your absentee ballot application in the mail? If so, great! If not, go online and print it out here.
2. Insert your completed ballot into the inner envelope, seal it, and then sign your name on the same with the 'X' on the outside of the envelope. This is very important, if the inner envelope is not signed the ballot cannot be counted.
3. Place the inner envelope inside the outer mailing envelope and seal it. For this election, the outer envelopes will not require postage.
4. Drop the postage paid envelope in the nearest mailbox, or in the secure drop box for your municipality. Each city or town will have at least one secure drop box, located near town hall. Check your local website for exact locations.
Congratulations! You voted! Be sure to return your ballot to the Town Clerk as quickly as possible so it arrives before the Election on November 2nd. Check the status of your ballot here.