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Federal Elections


FEDERAL ELECTIONS


Q. When are Federal Elections held?

A. Federal Elections are held every 4 years, in an even year; on the first Tuesday, after the first Monday in November.

Q. What are the hours for voting?

A. Voting hours are 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Q. When is the last day I can register to vote in a Federal Election?

A. This date varies – please check with the Registrar of Voters at (203) 312-5613 or (203) 312-5614 for the current date.

Q. Are there any exceptions to the voter registration cut-off date?

A. The only exception to this date would be “matured rights”.

Q. What are “matured rights”?

A. “Matured rights” are for any person whose rights as to age, citizenship or residence mature after this date. This person may register on or before 12:00 noon, the day before the Federal Election.

Q. May I still apply for admission as an elector if I do not fall into the “matured rights” category?

A. Yes, but your application is not effective until the third day following the date of the election.

Q. Will there be any special sessions for voter registration?

A. Please check with the Registrar of Voters at (203) 312-5613 or (203) 312-5614.

Q. Where do I vote in a Federal Election?

A. If you live in the 108th District, your polling place is Meeting House Hill School (Gymnasium) at 24 Gillotti Road. If you live in the 138th District, your polling place is Company A Firehouse at 302 Ball Pond Road.

Q. How do I know which district I live in?

A. Please call the Registrars office at 312-5613 or 312-5614 or the Town Clerk’s office at 312-5616.

Q. When will absentee ballots be available?

A. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (203) 312-5616 as to the availability date.

Q. Where can I obtain an absentee ballot?

A. In the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall

Q. When can I obtain an absentee ballot?

A. During regular Town Hall business hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – noon

Q. Who is eligible to vote by absentee ballot in this election?

A. First, you must be a registered voter; second, one of the following criteria must be met when applying for an absentee ballot:

1) active service in the Armed Forces of the United States

2) absence from the town during voting hours

3) illness

4) physical disability

5) religious tenets, which forbid secular activity on the day of the primary

6) duties as an election official at a polling place other than your own during all of the hours of voting.

Q. Can the application and ballot be mailed to me?

A. Yes. However, the completed ballot must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by the date of the election in order to be counted.

Q. Can anyone else obtain an application and ballot for me?

A. Someone other than yourself may obtain an application for you. Someone other than yourself may not obtain a ballot for you unless an emergency exists (see below). In all cases, ballots must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by the date of the election in order to be counted.

Q. If an unforeseen emergency arises that makes me unable to go to the polls, can I still vote by absentee ballot on the day of the election?

A. Yes, there is an Emergency Application for an Absentee Ballot. The criteria to obtain an Emergency Absentee Ballot is as follows:

1) an unforeseen illness or physical disability occurring within 6 days before the close of the election or

2) because you are a patient in a hospital within 6 days of the election

Q. What should I do if I have any further questions?

A. If you have any questions about Absentee Ballots please call the Town Clerk’s office at (203) 312-5616.