Welcome to Voluntown

town_sealLocated in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding. The town hall and library are located in the Village Center, along with the PreK-8 school, Constitution Field, the walking track, and gazebo. Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally known as “Volunteer Town”.

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CT SBDC Small Business Workshop Hosted by the EDC on Nov 18

Do you own a small business in Voluntown, or are you thinking about starting one?

On November 18th at 10AM a representative from Connecticut Small Business Development Centers (CT SBDC) will be holing a FREE workshop on the resources available to small business owners and people in any stage of small business planning. This workshop is FREE and is being held at the Voluntown Firehouse. PLEASE PARK ONLY IN THE PARKING SPACES TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FIREHOUSE (WEST SIDE-PRESTON SIDE). 

For more information on CT SBDC check visit the website HERE.

This workshop is hosted by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission.

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Town Hall Closed Nov 11th, Special BOS meeting Nov 18th

The Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

The Board of Selectmen’s Meeting scheduled on this day is cancelled, and will be held on November 18th at 7PM as a Special Meeting.

Curbside Voting and Election Day Registration

Curbside voting and Election Day registration are both available on Election Day.

From the office of the Secretary of State:

Curbside voting is for voters who are temporarily incapacitated and cannot get themselves into the
polling place. In these circumstances the voter may request that poll-workers bring them a ballot to vote-button
them. Two poll-workers of opposite parties will come outside to assist you. Visit www.sots.ct.gov/vote,
for more info.

Under Connecticut election law, Election Day Registration permits anyone to register and vote in person on Election Day if he or she meets the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and is either: (1) not already a registered voter or (2) is registered in one municipality but wants to change his or her registration because he or she currently resides in another municipality. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she is (1) a U. S. citizen, (2) age 18 or older, and (3) a bona fide resident of the municipality in which he or she applies to register to vote. Those wishing to register and vote on Election Day must appear in person at the designated location at town or city hall
and declare under oath that they have not previously voted in the election. They must complete the application for voter registration and provide documents to prove their identity and residence.

For more information, contact the Registrars office, or the Secretary of State’s website.

 

Election Day Tuesday, November 4th

The offices in the Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, November 4th because of elections. The library will also be closed. The polls open at the Town Hall at 6AM and close at 8PM.  Go HERE to see a sample ballot.  Go HERE for a list of acceptable voter ID.

Absentee Ballots for November 4th Election

Absentee Ballots will be available at the town hall on Oct 3 for the November 4th election.  For more information on absentee balloting, you can refer to the Secretary of State’s website HERE or contact the Town Clerks office HERE. 

Connecticut Water Advisory for SDC Water System in Voluntown

Connecticut Water is advising customers of the SDC Water System on 10 Rod Road, Lakeside Terrace, Tanglewood Drive, and Valley Drive in Voluntown to boil their tap water before using it for drinking, cooking, food preparation, reconstituting baby formula or using for any purpose where it will be consumed, or customers may use bottled water for these purposes.
– See more at: http://www.ctwater.com/en/News/Service%20Updates.aspx#sthash.CflKIjpI.dpuf

T-Shirt Fundraiser for Gates Street Basketball Fund

The Voluntown Recreation Commission is selling ‘It’s a Voluntown Thing’ t-shirts for a limited time only. All proceeds are going into the Gates Street Basketball Fund to help cover the costs of the basketball court project. Please go here for more information and to place your order!

Voluntown T-shirt fundraiser

A Call for Election Poll Workers

The Voluntown Registrars would like to inform residents of the need for poll workers.

Anyone can work an election ages 16 and up. 16 and 17 year olds need a parents’ permission, with a signed note.  This is a great way for young Americans to learn about the Democratic process, while earning some extra bucks!

Moderators are needed to supervise elections.  Certification is required for this position and training is provided.

These are all paid positions!

Upcoming elections are:

August 12, 2014 Republican Primary
November 4, 2014 General Election Day

For more information, please contact the Registrar of Voters.

Meeting House Relocation and Renovation Building Committee

The Meeting House Relocation and Renovation Building Committee has been established by the Voluntown Board of Selectmen to explore the feasibility of moving the Meeting Huse building on 2 Church Street to the town property adjacent to the Town Hall, and renovating the structure.

The committee is meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 15th). There is still a vacancy on this committee. For more information go to the Committee’s web page.