The Town Clerk has numerous election responsibilities including registering residents to vote, distributing absentee ballot applications, providing sample ballots prior to election day, issuing absentee ballots, and receiving and securing completed absentee ballots through election day.

As an elector, you may cast an absentee ballot if you are unable to appear at your polling place on the day of the primary, election, or referendum for one of the following reasons:

  1. Your active service in the U.S. armed forces;
  2. Your absence from town;
  3. Sickness;
  4. Your physical disability;
  5. Your religion forbids secular activity on that day;
  6. Your duties as a primary, referendum, or election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours of voting.

Additionally, all completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on election night.  Ballots can be returned either by US mail, in person in the Town Clerk’s office by the elector or an immediate family member, or by deposit into the secure ballot box located in the grassy area outside Town Hall’s mail entrance.  DO NOT deposit completed absentee ballots in the drop box next to Town Hall’s main door.

 Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office directly with any specific election-related questions.