Countdown Until November Election Day
UPDATE REGARDING THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020,
- The Secretary of State’s Office will be mailing every registered voter in the State of Connecticut an Absentee Ballot Application in mid-September.
- If you plan to vote absentee, once you receive your application please return it as soon as possible to the Town Clerk’s Office.
- November Ballots will be mailed out on or around October 2nd, not before!
- Use of the absentee ballot secure drop box is strongly encouraged for ALL Election material!
How do I register to vote?
- Online at any time at CT Online voter registration system
- In-person at the Registrar’s Office on Tuesday’s & Thursday's from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Town Hall.
- Via paper application:
- Available in the Town Hall lobby
Process for Absentee mail-In / Drop-Off Ballots
- The CT Secretary of the State will mail absentee ballot applications to ALL registered voters who registered prior to August 26th!
- Voters who register AFTER August 26th will receive their application from Windsor Locks Registrars of Voters along with a voter registration acceptance letter
- Applications will be mailed between Tuesday, September 8th & Friday, September 11th
- If you do NOT receive your application via mail by the end of September, please:
- Pick up your application from the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall or Download at myvote.ct.gov/absentee
- The ballot will be mailed to voter once your application has been received by the Town Clerk.
- Ballots will NOT be available until after October 2, 2020.
- Return your ballot as soon as possible
- Use of Official Ballot Drop Box recommended & strongly encouraged due to potential delays with Postal Services
- The Official Ballot Drop Box is located outside of Town Hall (50 Church Street Windsor Locks).
- Or mail via provided postage-paid envelope
Track Your Absentee Ballot by clicking HERE
- Online system upgrades include:
- If application received by Town Clerk
- If ballot issued by Town Clerk
- If completed ballot received by Town Clerk
PERMANENT ABSENTEE BALLOTS
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 a permanent absentee ballot status, an elector must file with the Town Clerk an absentee ballot application together with a doctor’s certificate stating, that the applicant has a permanent disability and is 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 and primary 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.