November 7, 2017 Municipal Election - Absentee Ballots Available
Colchester Town Clerk Gayle Furman would like to inform you that Absentee Ballots for
the Municipal Election on November 7, 2017 are available in the Town Clerk’s Office
from Friday, October 6, 2017 until November 6, 2017.
Absentee Ballot instructions:
1. Fill out an application for an absentee ballot. You may obtain an application in the
This will link you directly to the Secretary of the States website where you can fill out a
downloadable form. You must be a U.S. citizen and a current Colchester Voter at the
time of the application.
2. Return your completed application to receive your absentee ballot.
your ballot. A signed copy of your application must be received by this
office separate from your ballot before Election Day in order for your
ballot to be counted.
b) You may bring your completed application in person to receive your
ballot. If anyone other than the applicant returns a completed application,
the ballot will be mailed to the applicant.
3. We must receive the fully filled out ballot and enclosed envelopes by:
a) If delivered in person, by the applicant, it must be delivered to the Town
Clerk no later than the Monday before Election Day at 4:30PM.
b) If delivered in person by a family member, or qualified designee*,
it must reach the Town Clerk’s office by the end of polls on Election Day.
c) If delivered by mail it must be received no later than 4:30PM on Election Day.
If you have any questions you may call the Town Clerks office at (860)537-7215.
The ballot and explanatory text is available to view here or at the Town Clerk's
office. Please click the above link, call or visit to receive a copy.
*A person caring for you because of your illness, including but not limited to a licensed
physician or a registered practical nurse, a member of your family, a police officer in our
municipality or a registrar of voters or deputy registrar of voters in our municipality.
Please click here to see the propsed Charter Revision and all supporting documents.
Copies are available at the Town Clerk's Office. Please call or come in to request one.
The Town Clerk’s Office is information central for Colchester residents when they need questions answered or help finding something within the Town Hall. We provide many services to the community such as notary public, sports & dog licenses, and copies of discharge papers.
The Town Clerk responds to thousands of requests for certificates, permits, licenses, and public documents while also providing services to all boards, commissions and other departments within the building.
We also issue absentee ballots for every election or referenda held in our town.
The Town Clerk is elected by a plurality of the votes cast at a municipal election every four years and is charged with the custody and control of all public records of the Town as well as other duties as set forth by State Statute.
Registering to Vote
You may register to vote in the Registrar's Office or the Town Clerk's Office by filling out a voter registration card (Click Here)
Town Meeting and Agendas
Beginning May 15, 2017 we will be charging a fee of $5 per signature for Non-Residents