How To Apply for an Absentee Ballot
Absentee Ballots for the November 3rd Election
The Secretary of the State will be sending all registered voters, starting mid-September, an Absentee Ballot Application for the November 3rd Election adding COVID as a reason to vote by absentee. If you choose to vote by absentee, immediately upon receiving the application fill it out and send to:
Southington Town Clerk, 75 Main St., PO Box 152, Southington, CT 06489
or use one of the designated Ballot Drop Boxes located at Town Hall.
BOXES ARE LOCATED AT THE TOWN HALL, 75 MAIN ST. ONE BOX IS LOCATED BY THE FRONT ENTERANCE AND ONE AT THE SIDE DOOR ON BERLIN ST. (PARKING LOT SIDE)
Ballots will be mailed starting October 2nd.
As always, all polling places will be open on November 3rd from 6am to 8pm.
Location of Polling Place District
South End School, Maxwell Nobel Dr. 1
Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St. 2
Derynoski School, 240 Main St. 3
Hatton School, 70 Spring Lake Rd. 4
Flanders School, 100 Victoria Dr. 5
DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St. 6
Kelley School, 501 Ridgewood Rd. 7
Thalberg School, 145 Dunham Rd. 8
The Tabernacle, 1445 West St. 9
Oshana Elementary School, 70 Church St. 10
Strong School, 820 Marion Ave. 11
If a registered voter is unable to vote in person on Election Day, he may apply to the Town Clerk for an absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:
- Absence from town during all the hours of voting
- Physical disability
- Active service in the armed service
- Duties as an election official at a polling place
- Religious tenets
Absentee Ballot applications can be obtained by calling the Town Clerk's Office at 860-276-6211 or by stopping into the office during normal business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
You may also download a printable Absentee Ballot Application by clicking here
Military personnel and persons temporarily living overseas may submit a Federal Post Card Application
to register & apply for an Absentee Ballot.
You must be a registered voter in the Town of Southington in order to be eligible to vote via absentee ballot, and an application must be completed & submitted to the Town Clerk's Office before a ballot may be issued.
Please mail all completed applications as soon as possible to:
Kathy Larkin, Town Clerk
75 Main Street
P.O. Box 152
Southington, CT 06489
Permanent Absentee Ballot Status for the Permanently Disabled effective January 1, 2013
To be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status, an elector must file with the Town Clerk an absentee ballot application together with a doctor’s certificate stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place. The doctor’s note should be on letterhead. There is no prescribed form—the doctor’s note and the absentee ballot application would satisfy the requirement of the law.
Permanent absentee ballot status enables the elector to receive an absentee ballot for each election, primary, and referendum in the municipality in which they are eligible to vote. Absentee ballots are available 21 days before a Primary and 31 days before an Election.
In January of each year the Registrars of Voters will send written notice to each elector with permanent absentee ballot status to determine if the elector continues to reside at the address on the permanent absentee ballot application. If the elector fails to respond to the notice, the permanent absentee ballot status will be removed, but the elector will remain on the voter registration list.
The Freedom of Information Commission has indicated that they feel that any doctor’s note on file with the Town Clerk is not subject to disclosure. The original absentee ballot application, however, would continue to be subject to disclosure just like any other application for absentee ballot.
Any questions on this new Permanent Absentee Ballot Procedure call the Town Clerk's Office 860 276-6211