Absentee ballots are issued by this office. There is an application process first, then if all is in order, the ballot may be issued. Ballots are returned to the Town Clerk for delivery to the polls. There is a strict accounting of all absentee ballot applications and all absentee ballots issued.
Permanent Absentee Ballots Public Act #11-173: A disabled elector can file an Absentee Ballot Application together with a doctor's certificate stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place to obtain Permanent Absentee Ballot status. The law does not prescribe an official form to be used so a note from the elector's doctor, presumably on letterhead, indicating the disability would satisfy this requirement.
Once the Application and doctor's certificate are received by the Town Clerk a copy will be provided to the Registrar of Voters to record on the Voter Registration Systems.
Absentee Ballots will then be automatically mailed to the elector from the Town Clerk's office for eligible elections that allow for an Absentee Ballot to be mailed -not for a referendum.