Absentee Ballots

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in Connecticut to vote absentee for the November 3rd Election. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will mail every registered voter in the state an application that they will need to fill out and return in order to obtain an absentee ballot. That application, which will be sent via U.S. Postal Service, will include a postage paid return envelope. 

November 3, 2020 - Presidential Elections FAQ’s

Is it too early to apply for an absentee ballot?

All voters will receive an absentee ballot application automatically by mid-September. If you’d prefer, you can send in an application now.  This is the link:    

https://www.stamfordct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif1256/f/uploads/absentee_b...

Please don’t send in more than one application.

 

Where can I return the application for an absentee ballot? 

a. There are two ballot drop boxes. One in the parking garage in the Government Center. The other next to the book return in front of the Harry Bennett Library (Vine Road).

b. Mail to:

Town Clerk – AB Application,

888 Washington Blvd., 1st FL, Stamford, CT 06901

c. Electronic copies are not accepted as per Connecticut Law

 

When will I get my ballot? 

The ballots will be sent out starting October 3rd

 

Where can I return the ballot? 

a. There are now four secure ballot drop boxes. there are located in the following locations. 

  1. Government Center, Parking Garage, 888 Washington Boulevard 
  2. Harry Bennett Library, 115 Vine Road
  3. Yearwood Center, 90 Fairfield Avenue
  4. Lathon Wilder Community Center, 34 Woodland Avenue

b. Mail to:  

Town Clerk – AB Application

888 Washington Blvd., 1st FL, Stamford, CT 06901 

 

What’s the last time to drop off my ballot? 

a. The final collection of ballots from the Ballot Drop Off Boxes is 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

b. Allow more time if you use the postal services. 

 

How do I check my party affiliation?  

 Please visit https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

 

How do I register to vote or change party affiliation?  

Please visit https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do to register to vote or change your party affiliation. 

 

Can I vote at the polls? 

Yes, the polling stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Verify your polling station here:  https://www.stamfordct.gov/registrar-of-voters/pages/find-your-voting-lo...

 

How do I know if my application was received?

Due to volume, we aren’t able to track individual requests. Please understand that we do all we can to carefully and expeditiously process all applications and ballots; all other tasks will have to be put aside during these unprecedented times. 

 

How do I know if my ballot was received? 

You can track your ballot here: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx?emci=40fd49e3-0fd9-ea11-8b0300...

 

Can I get an Absentee ballot at my college or in my second residence? 

Yes.  Print your mailing address legibly to ensure total accuracy.  Allow additional time for your ballot to arrive by November 3rd. 

 

What if I applied for an absentee ballot at my college, but my college is cancelled and I’ve returned to my home? 

Notify the Town Clerk’s office: townclerk@stamfordct.gov to change your mailing address back to your home address. Please put "Change of Address" in your subject line. 

[Please note that our office will be handling unprecedented volumes of AB ballots; our staff, phone lines, email boxes will be overburdened; please contact us for essential business only.]

 

What if I am in a foreign country and won’t be able to return home in time to vote?      

You can submit a FPCA to request an AB application from abroad.  The forms are here: https://www.fvap.gov.  This application that can be submitted electronically; send to townclerk@stamfordct.gov

 

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