Absentee ballot procedure announced
The Town Clerk's Office has announced procedures for submitting absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election.
Absentee voting is permitted for physical disability, absence from the town during all of the hours of voting or religious tenets which forbid secular activity on Election Day, according to a release from the office.
The Town Clerk must receive a signed application before an absentee ballot can be issued. No one is permitted by law to sign an application for another individual, child or not, who is physically capable of signing their own name themselves.
Someone may help a voter complete the application but the voter must sign the original application in Section VI -- Applicant's Declaration. The helper nust then complete and sign Section VII -- Declaration of Person Providing Assistance.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission will investigate any such allegations. Making a false written statement is subject to a class D felony, the release states.
Ballots are available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office in Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road. They may also be acquired by calling the office at 203-256-3090 or visiting the Secretary of the State's website, www.sots.ct.gov.
The office will be open 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, for absentee balloting.