August 14, 2012 Primaries
|Date:||July 12, 2012|
Absentee ballots become available for the August 14, 2012 Republican and Democratic primaries on July 24, 2012. Voting by absentee ballot is a two-step process. The ballot cannot be issued until an application for the ballot has been processed. Please call or come into the Town Clerk’s office to obtain the application. The application can also be downloaded by going to www.sots.ct.gov, election administration, click on absentee ballot application. This form must be completed with the original signature of the applicant and received by the town clerk at PO Box K, East Haddam, CT 06423 in order for an absentee ballot to be issued.
In order to vote by absentee ballot, you must attest to one the following:
- You will be absent from the town during all hours of voting
- Your illness
- Your physical disability
- Your religious tenants
- Your duties as an official at a polling place other than your own during all hours of voting
To be eligible to vote at Primary you must be enrolled in the party having the primary. The deadline to switch from one major party to the other is 90 days prior to the primary, however, an unaffiliated voter may change their status to that of a major party up until the day before the election.