For information on upcoming elections and voter information please visit the Registrar of Voters webpage.

Absentee Ballots

An Elector may vote by absentee ballot for one of the following reasons, and for no other:

  • Absence from my town of residence
  • Sickness 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


The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. the day prior to any election, primary or referendum. Absentee ballot requests on the last day must be in-person at town hall.

Absentee Ballot Drop Box

Voters are encouraged to deliver their voted ballot to the secure absentee ballot drop box. The drop box is located in the rear parking of lot of Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street and is open 24/7. Deadline for delivering a voted ballot is 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.


Absentee Ballot Application – For an Election OR Primary

An absentee ballot application may be hand delivered or mailed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 275 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095.

Absentee Ballot Application – For a Referendum With Less Than 3 Weeks Notice (ANNUAL BUDGET)

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. State statute prohibits the mailing of absentee ballots. Voters must vote in-person at the Town Clerk’s office.

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 along with a doctor’s certificate stating that the voter has a permanent physical disability OR a long-term illness and is unable to appear in person at his or her polling location.  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.