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Cheshire Town Clerk Carolyn Z. Soltis would like to remind registered Republican voters that absentee ballot applications for the August 12 Primary for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Comptroller will be available beginning July 22. An application for an absentee ballot must be completed, signed and returned to the Town Clerk before an absentee ballot can be issued.
To qualify for an absentee ballot, an elector must be unable to appear at the required polling place during all hours of voting for one of the following reasons—active service in the armed forces of the United States; absence from the town of voting residence during all of the hours of voting; illness; religious tenets, which forbid secular activity on the day of the election; duties as an election official at a polling place other than his/her own during all of the hours of voting; physical disability.
Voters, especially college bound students, are also reminded that absentee ballot applications for the November 4 State Elections are available at the Town Clerk’s Office and may also be obtained by calling (203) 271-6601 or by sending a request to: Town Clerk’s Office, 84 South Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410. The application is also available on the Town’s website at cheshirect.org. Click on "Voting & Elections," then on "Absentee Ballots."
Although anyone may pick up an absentee ballot application, the ballot can only be given to the person named on the application or mailed to that person. In addition, there are restrictions on who may personally return the ballot to the Town Clerk’s Office. Ballots may also be returned by mail.
In order to be counted, the Town Clerk must receive ballots by 8 p.m. on Primary Day, Tuesday, August 12.