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Absentee Ballot Information for September 12, 2017 Primaries
Registered Democrats and Republicans can vote by absentee ballot in their respective party primary if they are unable to appear at the required polling place during the hours of voting of the election for any of the following reasons:  active service in the armed forces; absence from the town during all hours of voting; illness; physical disability; religious tenets; or duties as a primary official at a polling place other than their own during all hours of voting. Absentee Ballots will be available on August 22, 2017 for both the Democratic and Republican primaries.  Electors can apply for a ballot in person at the Town Clerk’s Office or by mail.  Follow the instructions below*

To be eligible to vote in the primary, an elector must be registered as a Democrat or a Republican.  Unaffiliated voters can enroll in either party online or by mail at least five days prior to the primary, or in person no later than 12:00 noon the day before the primary to be eligible to vote in one of the primaries being held on September 12, 2017.

Absentee Ballot Information for November 7, 2017 Election
Registered Voters can vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to appear at the required polling place during the hours of voting of the election for any of the following reasons:  active service in the armed forces; absence from the town during all hours of voting; illness; physical disability; religious tenets; or duties as a primary official at a polling place other than their own during all hours of voting.

An application must first be completed, and then the ballot can be issued to the applicant in person or mailed to the address indicated to on the application.  A ballot cannot be issued in person to anyone other than the applicant.

Applications for Absentee Ballots may be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.., may be mailed upon request, or can be downloaded by clicking here.

Military or Overseas Voters may register to vote and/or apply for an absentee ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).

Complete application, date, sign and return in person at Town Hall, 100 Hill Road, Redding or by mail to: Town Clerk, P.O. Box 1028, Redding, CT  06875.

Upon receipt of the completed application, we will mail your absentee ballot.  Please contact the Town Clerk if you have any questions.  Phone: 203-938-2377 – Fax: 203-938-5000  – email: townclerk@townofreddingct.org

College Students – if you are going away to school and will not be in town on election day, complete your application for absentee ballot as soon as possible and deliver to the Town Clerk’s Office.  Your ballot can then be mailed to you at school as soon as they are available (on or about October 6, 2017).

To check your voter registration status or to register to vote online, click here.