An absentee ballot may be applied for by any qualified registered voter unable to vote due to the following reasons:
- Illness or physical disability.
- Absence from town during all of the hours of voting.
- Religious beliefs forbidding secular activity on Election Day.
- Serving as an election official at a polling place other than your own.
- Active service in the Armed Forces.
Obtaining an absentee ballot is a two-step process:
- First, you must complete an application which must be verified by the office of the Town Clerk
- Then an absentee ballot will be issued to you.
Any person who will distribute five (5) or more absentee ballot applications to persons other than the individual's immediate family must register and obtain forms from the Town Clerk of the municipality where such forms will be distributed before distributing such forms.
Absentee Voting in Person (Election, Primary and Referendum)
When absentee ballots are available, if you meet the absentee voting criteria above and wish to absentee vote in person, visit the Town Clerk's Office at 501 Main Street South, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Registered voters can fill out and submit their Absentee Ballot Application, receive their Absentee Ballot and vote in the same visit.
Absentee Voting By Mail (Election and Primary)
Absentee Voting in elections and primaries can be accomplished by mail. Absentee Ballot Applications may be picked up at the Town Clerk's Office or downloaded from the Secretary of State's website.
Click to download the Absentee Ballot Application for Election or Primary.
Mail the completed application to:Town Clerk's Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488
A signed Absentee Ballot Application must be received by the Town Clerk before an Absentee Ballot can be mailed out. The application may also be faxed at (203) 264-9762. Ballots will be sent out when the faxed application is received, but returned ballots cannot be counted if the original signed application has not been received prior to the Election or Primary.
When returning an Absentee Ballot by mail, please take special care to follow the instructions that are included in the envelope. If the materials you return are not properly signed and sealed, your vote will not be counted on Election Day.
Ballots must be returned to the office of the Town of Southbury Town Clerk before the close of the polls, 8:00PM on the day of the election or referendum.
Absentee Voting for Referendum
Registered electors of the Town of Southbury or United States Citizens, who are eighteen years or older, and own taxable property assessed at $1,000.00 or more on the October 1st Grand List, can vote in a Town Referendum. Ballots cannot be mailed for a referendum that is to be held with less than three weeks’ notice.
Absentee ballots must be given to the applicant in person or to the applicant's designee.
Click to download the Absentee Ballot Application for Referendum. Completed application must be brought in person to the Town Clerk's Office to receive the ballot.