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Ridgefield Residents Can Vote Absentee or at ERMS in August 11 Primary Elections

Governor Lamont Signed an Executive Order in May allowing all eligible Connecticut residents to vote absentee in the August 11 Primary Elections.

Last week the Secretary of State mailed absentee ballot applications to all registered Democratic and Republican voters. However, the polls will be open for in-person voting for the August 11 primary, should you decide to cast your ballot in person.

All three Ridgefield districts will vote at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge, from 6 am until 8 pm. CDC guidelines will be followed for poll workers as well as voters. Face coverings will be required and surface sanitizing will occur regularly throughout the day.

Residents who choose to vote by absentee ballot must complete the application and mail it to the Town Clerk. The ballots will be mailed beginning July 21 (the date the ballots can officially be mailed to voters) to all who submitted the application.

Upon receiving the official absentee ballot, the following steps must be followed:

A) complete the absentee ballot by filling in the oval next to your choice using a black pen;

B) insert the completed ballot into the B inner envelope, seal and sign it;

C) put it in the outer envelope. It can be mailed to the Town Clerk or deposited in the official ballot receptacle located at the Bailey Avenue entrance of Town Hall.

All ballots must be received by 8 pm on August 11.

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