Absentee Ballots for the November 8th Election
Absentee ballots for the November 8, 2022 Election will be available at the town clerk’s office beginning Friday, October 7th. Obtaining an absentee ballot is a two-step process. An application must be completed and verified by the town clerk’s office before an absentee ballot will be issued.
Applications for an absentee ballot can be picked up in person, mailed, or downloaded via a link on the town’s website: Absentee Ballots. The completed application can be brought into the town clerk’s office or placed into the Absentee Ballot Drop Box located outside of Town Hall.
Absentee ballots must be mailed to the applicant or may be given only to the applicant in person. Ballots must be returned to the town clerk’s office before the close of polls on November 8th.
Information regarding Permanent Absentee Ballot status for the disabled can be found on the town clerk’s webpage as well. Town Hall is located at 61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT 06795. The town clerk’s office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For further information please call 860-945-5230.
NOVEMBER 8, 2022 SAMPLE BALLOT
An absentee ballot may be applied for by any qualified registered voter unable to vote in person on the voting day due to any of the following reasons:
- Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
- Absence from town in which one is eligible to vote
- Physical disability
- Tenets of religion which forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary, or referendum
- Serving as an election official at a polling place other than their own
- The individual’s own use
- The use of a member of an individual’s family; or
- The use of a designee of the applicant
The application may be faxed to the Town Clerk’s office, but note that the original signed application must be returned to the Town Clerk either by mail or brought in person in order for the ballot to be counted.
Ballots will be issued when the faxed application is received and when the legal calendar time has been met. Completed ballots must be returned and received in to the office of the Watertown Town Clerk before the close of polls on the day of election, primary, or referendum.
Please mail completed Absentee Ballot Application to:
Town Clerk, Town of Watertown
61 Echo Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06795
*Note: Any person who will distribute five (5) or more absentee ballot applications to persons other than the individual’s immediate family must register and obtain forms from the Town Clerk of the municipality where such forms will be distributed before distributing such forms.
Any unused ballot applications must be returned to the Town Clerk.