A Message from the Town Clerk: Information on Absentee Ballots for August 11, 2020 Primary

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in Connecticut to vote absentee in the August 11, 2020 primary.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill mailed every registered Democrat and Republican in the state an application that they will need to fill out and return if they wish to obtain an absentee ballot. That application, which will be sent via U.S. Postal Service, will include a postage paid return envelope. Beginning July 21, 2020, all voters who requested an absentee ballot will receive the ballots in the mail, which will also include a postage paid return envelope. Voluntown will also have a secure ballot drop box, located at the Town Hall, to allow voters to deliver their absentee ballots in person without close personal contact.

For those who would still like to appear in person to cast their vote, our polling locations will be at Voluntown Elementary School and are open to all registered Democrats or Republicans who want to vote in person; however, the ability to vote absentee will ensure that the democratic process continues safely and securely.

Check your voter registration status at: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

For more information: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Signs-Executive-Order-Allowing-All-Eligible-Connecticut-Residents-to-Vote-Absentee