An Elector may vote by absentee ballot for one of the following reasons, and for no other:
- COVID-19 (All voters may select this option, pursuant to Senate Bill 1202 of the Special Session June, 2021)
- 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
- Thursday, October 28: Recommended last day for either an absentee ballot application or absentee ballot to be mailed to a voter. All voters should consider applying for an absentee ballot in-person after this date.
- Monday, November 1: Last day for voters to apply for an absentee ballot and vote their absentee ballot in-person at the Town Clerk’s office.
- Tuesday, November 2: Voted absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk’s office by 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election. In-person delivery of voted absentee ballots on the day of election must be deposited in the absentee ballot dropbox located in the rear parking lot of Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad St.
- Tuesday, November 2: The absentee ballot dropbox is available for a contactless option to deliver absentee ballots. The absentee ballot dropbox will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd (Election Day).
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.