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)
**In order to Vote in a Primary you must be registered for the party you wish to vote for. **
Applying for and Absentee Ballot
If a registered voter is unable to vote in person on Election Day, he/she may apply to the Town Clerk for an absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:
- Absence from the Town during all of the hours of voting
- Physical disability
- Active service in the armed forces
- Duties as an election official at a polling place other than his own
- Religious tenets
Before a ballot can be issued to the voter, an application must be completed and returned to this office. The application can be obtained in person, by mail or by clicking here (the application must be printed from the web page, signed by the voter and mailed or hand delivered to the clerk’s office). Please check to ensure the entire application has been printed.
Absence/Inability to vote in person does not mean that you forfeit your right to vote!
Voters are urged to contact the clerk’s office at 537-7215 with any specific questions.
The federal MOVE ACT (Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment) was signed into law by President Obama on October 28, 2009 and makes provisions for mailing a ballot
electronically, upon request, to a voter who is in the military, their dependents or a Colchester Resident who is temporarily overseas. (Electronic means faxing as well as emailing).
If you choose to receive the ballot electronically, no envelope “B” will be included.Please mail your ballot with an envelope clearly marked “Election Material”. Your completed ballot must be
received by the clerk no later than 8 P.M. on Election Day. If you submitted your absentee ballot application to the clerk electronically, be sure to mail the original, signed application
to the Town Clerk's Office to ensure that your ballot can be counted.
The actual ballot is a blank ballot format that is sent along with a list of candidates. If you qualify for an emailed ballot, please contact the Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The absentee ballot application can now be faxed or emailed to us. If you are not military personnel, their dependent, or an overseas voter, please follow the instructions outlined above to request an absentee ballot.
Town of Colchester
Town Clerk's Office
127 Norwich Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415