Absentee Ballot Information

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August 11, 2020 Primary and Voting by Mail

Vote by mail will be available for the August 11, 2020 primary. The State of CT is mailing each registered, active Democrat or Republican voter an application for an absentee ballot. Voters do not have to do anything to initiate receiving an application.   Once the application is received, please read it carefully. In order to vote by mail, you will need to check off one of the reasons listed on the application. The absentee ballot application is in the process of being revised to reflect the Governor’s Executive Order related to absentee ballots and the primary. The voter will return the application by mail to the address provided in a postage paid envelope. The voter will then receive a ballot in the mail with instructions on how to vote. Ballots become available on July 21, 2020. Please note that if you chose not to vote by mail, voting at the polls will still be available.



Regular Absentee Ballot:

Absentee ballot sets are to be provided by the municipal clerk beginning 31 days before an election, 21 days before a primary, or 19 days before a referendum, to those voters who are eligible and submit a completed application (Please see application for eligibility).

Click here to access the Absentee Ballot Application

Voters registered in the Town of Glastonbury should return their completed application to:

Town Clerk
Town of Glastonbury
2155 Main Street - PO Box 6523
Glastonbury , CT 06033-6523

Military, Temporarily Living Overseas, or U.S. Citizens Permanently Residing Outside of the U.S. Voters:

You may vote absentee in local, state and federal elections if you are a U.S. citizen 18 years or older and are an active duty member of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, a family member of the above, or a U.S. citizen temporarily residing outside the United States.

You may vote absentee in any election for Federal office if you are a U.S. citizen 18 years or older and are a U.S. citizen permanently residing outside the United States.

Blank ballots may be sent out to certain military persons beginning 90 days before a regular election. Blank ballots and a list of candidates may be sent out to Connecticut electors temporarily residing outside the U.S. and all military personnel and their family members beginning approximately 45 days before a regular election, approximately 30 days before a primary and as soon as a complete list of candidates and questions is available before a special election.

If you would like more information on voting by absentee ballot, or to complete a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA), please Click Here to visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

The completed and originally signed Federal Postcard Application should be returned to:

Town Clerk
Town of Glastonbury
2155 Main Street - PO Box 6523
Glastonbury , CT 06033-6523

Email: townclerk@glastonbury-ct.gov

Fax: (860) 652-7639

Emergency Absentee Ballot:

This ballot is only for those who apply for an absentee ballot because of unforeseen illness or physical disability occurring within 6 days before the close of the polls at an election, primary or referendum, or because they are patients in a hospital within such 6 day period.

Click here to access the Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

Permanent Absentee Ballot Status:

Public Act 12-57, “An Act Concerning Permanent Absentee Ballot Status for the Permanently Disabled” created permanent absentee balloting status for certain individuals and became 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 and contain the original signature of the doctor. 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 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 an absentee ballot.   


  1. Click on the link below for the application for absentee ballot form.
  2. Complete and print the form on white paper.
  3. Originally sign and date the application.
  4. Mail it to along with your original doctor’s certificate to:
    Town Clerk
    Town of Glastonbury
    2155 Main Street - PO Box 6523
    Glastonbury , CT 06033-6523
  5. For questions please call the Town Clerk's office at (860) 652-7616.

 Click here to access the Absentee Ballot Application

Referendum With Less Than 3 Weeks' Notice Absentee Ballot:

This absentee ballot is ONLY for use in a referendum authorized to be held with less than 3 weeks' notice.  In such case, absentee ballots are to be made available within 4 business days after the questions to be voted on are finalized. (Please note this application must be hand delivered as this absentee ballot cannot be mailed to you.)

Click here to access the Referendum With Less Than 3 Weeks' Notice Absentee Ballot Application