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:
- Your active service in the U.S. armed forces;
- Your absence from town;
- Your physical disability;
- Your religion forbids secular activity on that day;
- 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 either by US mail, in person by the elector or their immediate family member, or by deposit into the secure ballot box installed in the grassy area outside Town Hall’s mail entrance. Completed absentee ballots CANNOT be left in the small drop box mounted on the exterior wall of Town Hall.
Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office directly with any specific election-related questions.