2020 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Polling hours: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Absentee Ballots available beginning Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Extended Hours for Absentee Ballots: Date to be Determined
An Elector may vote by absentee ballot for one of the following reasons, and for no other:
- Absence from the town during all hours of voting
- Illness or physical disability
- Active service in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Religious tenets which forbid secular activity on election, primary or referendum day
- Service as an election official at a polling place other than the officials place of voting
- Applications for an absentee ballot must be received by the Town Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the election
- Voted absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk's office by 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election.
An absentee ballot application may be hand delivered or mailed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 275 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095.
An absentee ballot application for a Referendum with less than 3 weeks notice must be personally hand delivered to the Town Clerk’s Office by the voter or the person designated on the application.
Permanent Absentee Ballots
Public Act 12-57, “An Act Concerning Permanent Absentee Ballot Status for the Permanently Physically Disabled” created permanent absentee balloting status for certain individuals effective January 1, 2013. (CGS Sec 9-140e)
To be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status, a voter must file with the Town Clerk an absentee ballot application and a doctor’s certificate stating that they have a permanent physical disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place. The doctor’s note should be on the doctor’s letterhead. There is no prescribed form—the doctor’s note and absentee ballot application will satisfy the requirement of the law.
Permanent absent ballot status enables the voter to receive an absentee ballot for each election and primary in the municipality in which they are eligible to vote. Absentee ballots are available 31 days prior to an Election and 21 days prior to a Primary.
In January of each year, the Registrar of Voters will send a written notice to each voter with permanent absentee ballot status to determine if the voter continues to reside at the address on the permanent absentee ballot application. If the voter fails to respond to the notice, the permanent absentee ballot status will be removed, but the voter will remain on the voter registration list.