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Fairfield: Ready For You to Vote Safely

Fairfield, CT - Polling places will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 11, for registered Republicans and Democrats to vote in Connecticut’s presidential primary. The Registrar of Voters’ and Town Clerk’s offices have been working for months to ensure a safe and successful election for Fairfield residents and want to make sure they have the information they need before going to the polls.
 
Polling Places
All ten districts will be open from 6am to 8pm on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Due to construction, Sherman School voters must report to the Senior Center (100 Mona Terrace) to vote; all other voters will go to their usual polling places.
 
Organizers have taken steps to ensure safe voting at the polls, with six-foot social distancing implementations, face masks requirements, hand sanitizer stations, booths disinfected between voters, single-use pens, and safety shields at all stations.
 
Organizers are also promoting touchless curbside voting: voters who are concerned about the health risks of voting indoors can park at the yellow signs at each polling place (or visit workers at the canopy tent) to have a ballot brought to you.
 
Please be considerate of the poll workers and your neighbors by wearing a mask inside the polling place. If you have a medical issue that prevents mask usage, organizers will happily serve you at the curbside station.
 
Absentee Voting
Nearly 7,000 voters requested absentee ballots. Unfortunately, due to delays from the state vendor and delivery issues around Tropical Storm Isaias, many residents have reported these ballots late. Organizers apologize for any related confusion and frustration the delay caused. To this regard, ff you have your ballot and are concerned about getting it back in time, you can deposit it at a secure drop box at Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road. Any ballot received by mail or in the drop box by 8pm on Tuesday, Aug. 11 will be counted.
 
If you haven’t received your ballot, it is unlikely that a new one would arrive in time. Please go to your polling place on Tuesday to vote.
 
Confirming Your Status
If you need to confirm your voter registration, look up your polling place, or see if your absentee ballot has been received, you can visit the CT Voter Look Up page at https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx for information.
 
You can register, join a party, or change your address until Monday at noon by visiting the Registrars’ office at Old Town Hall. You cannot change your party on Tuesday, so make sure you’re ready to vote by checking in advance.
 

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