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STATUS ON ABSENTEE BALLOTS VOTING IN NOVEMBER 2020

Absentee ballots are the only available safe alternative for CT voters of any age who are at risk of illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 23, the State Legislature overwhelmingly approved HB 6002, the use of absentee ballots in the November election. The vote was 144-2. All Greenwich legislators voted in support.

The State Senate will consider the same motion on Tuesday, July 28, beginning at 10:30 am. The League hopes for a similar bipartisan result that day.

COVID 19 AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS IN CONNECTICUT

Primary elections will occur for all races on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. You are eligible to vote in a Primary if you are a registered voter who is a member of a party participating in the Primary.

Voters who will turn 18 on or before Election Day, November 3rd may register to vote now and may vote in the Primary on August 11th if registered in a party having a primary.

Applications for absentee ballots were sent to all voters registered with a political party participating in the primary in late June. Voters should complete the application and return it immediately. The Town Clerk will respond by returning an absentee ballot. Absentee voters should consider Primary Voting Day to be well in advance of August 11 to allow sufficient time for mail handling.

Follow these instructions precisely in returning your ballot, as as many as 10% of ballots are discarded from legitimate voters for various noncompliance.

If you did not receive an absentee ballot application in the mail, you may apply for one here or aqui.

The Registrars held a presentation co-sponsored by the Greenwich League and the Greenwich Library to explain how the local registrars operate and specific details about this year's absentee ballot procedure for the August primaries and the November 3 general election. It contains important and valuable explanation of the Connecticut Constitutional language and issues surrounding the absentee ballot process, which is complex. See the video by clicking on this link and using the password 3y@6cD.5

Click here for more information from the Secretary of State.

VOLUNTEER TO WORK AT THE POLLS!

Many poll workers are seniors, and we expect that many may not be willing to be poll workers this year. All willing volunteers should indicate their interests here.