Applications for absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 Fairfield town election are available from the town clerk's office and online.

Town Clerk Betsy P. Browne said absentee voting is permitted for any of the following reasons: Physical disability; absence from the town during all of the hours of voting; or religious tenets which forbid secular activity on Election Day.

A signed application must be received by the town clerk's office before an absentee ballot can be issued, Browne said.

Applications are available in the clerk's office in Old Town hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by calling 203-256-3090.

Applications also may be printed out from the Secretary of the State's website. The link is: http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/LIB/sots/ElectionServices/ElectForms/electforms/aabeng.pdf

Completed applications may be mailed to the town clerk's office or dropped off in person by the voter or by a family member or domestic partner living in the same household.

The town clerk's office will be open on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. and noon for absentee balloting.