Apply for an Absentee Ballot for August 11 Primary in Redding
The Presidential Preference Primaries of both the Democratic and Republican parties are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, along with primaries for State, District and Municipal Offices.
Absentee ballots will be available in the Town Clerk’s Office starting Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the Office of the Secretary of the State will be mailing applications for absentee ballot to all party-enrolled voters.
Applications can be mailed to electors upon request or downloaded by clicking here.
Registered Voters can vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to appear at the required polling place during the hours of voting of the election for any of the following reasons: active service in the armed forces; absence from the town during all hours of voting; illness; physical disability; religious tenets; or duties as a primary official at a polling place other than their own during all hours of voting.
An application must first be completed, and then the ballot can be issued to the applicant in person or mailed to the address indicated to on the application. A ballot cannot be issued in person to anyone other than the applicant.
Applications for Absentee Ballots may be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.., may be mailed upon request, or can be downloaded by clicking here. Complete application, date, sign and return in person at Town Hall, 100 Hill Road, Redding or by mail to: Town Clerk, P.O. Box 1028, Redding, CT 06875. An application can be completed and delivered to the Town Clerk at any time, and ballots will be mailed as soon as they are available.
Military or Overseas Voters may register to vote and/or apply for an absentee ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).
To check your voter registration status or to register to vote online, click here.
Apply for an Absentee Ballot for Referendum
Absentee balloting is available for those individuals who cannot vote in person for one of the following reasons: active service in the armed forces; absence from town during all hours of the referendum; physical disability; illness; or religious tenets.
An application must be delivered to the Town Clerk’s Office at which time the ballot will be given to the applicant. If the applicant is unable to come in person, he or she can designate a member of their family to pick up their ballot and return it to the town clerk. An application must still first be completed and delivered to the Town Clerk with the designation of a family member to hand carry the ballot. Since this referendum is being held with less than 3 weeks notice, absentee ballots cannot be mailed by the town clerk.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are designating someone to pick up your ballot, you can complete the application and file with the Town Clerk at any time. The ballot will then be issued to your designee.
An Application for Absentee Ballot for Referendum Authorized to be Held with Less Than 3 Weeks Notice – Form ED-3R, can be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office or downloaded by clicking here. The completed and signed form must be presented to the Town Clerk’s Office at which time an absentee ballot will be issued to either the applicant or the applicant’s designee.
Completed absentee ballots may be either hand-delivered or mailed to the Town Clerk’s Office, but must be received no later than 5:30 p.m. on the day of the referendum.