Absentee Voting in 2020

Absentee ballot applications

Due to COVID, all registered voters are eligible to vote via absentee ballot. Absentee ballot applications have been mailed and if you haven’t received your application already, look for it in your mailbox this week.

IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED to vote or need to change or update your registration, you can do so online on or before October 27 (https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do ) or with the Wilton Registrars.

PLEASE WAIT to receive your mailed application! Your mailed application has a bar code that makes it easier for Town Hall to process it and get you your ballot. However, you can also download and fill out the application from this websiteDO NOT use the application you received for the August Primary.

Returning your application

The easiest and most reliable way to return your absentee ballot application is to use the ballot drop box in front of the Wilton Police Station (240 Danbury Road).  Turn in your application as soon as possible, especially if you plan to mail it instead of using the ballot drop box.

Filling out your absentee ballot

Once your application has been received by the Town Clerk, an absentee ballot will be sent to you after October 2nd. When it arrives, be sure to:

  1. You will receive (i) an absentee ballot, (ii) an inner envelope, and (iii) an outer envelope.
  2. Fill out the absentee ballot completely.
  3. Place the absentee ballot inside the inner envelope.
  4. Sign and date the inner envelope where indicated. The main reason ballots are rejected is that the inner envelope has not been signed!!
  5. Place the inner envelope in the outer envelope with the Town Hall address in the address window. Note: If you are using the ballot drop box, you still have to use the outer envelope.
  6. Return it

Returning your absentee ballot

The easiest and most reliable way to be sure your ballot arrives in time is to use the secure ballot drop box located in front of the Wilton Police Station (240 Danbury Road) behind Town Hall. Turn in your ballot as soon as possible, especially if you plan to mail it instead of using the ballot drop box.

Absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 8:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd but please return your ballot by drop box or mail ASAP.

You can check that your absentee ballot has been received here: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx.  If you have returned your ballot but it  does not show up as received: Absentee ballots are logged first by the Town Clerk and the look-up tool may not have been updated yet. If you are concerned about whether your ballot has been received, call the Democratic Registrar Karen Birck directly at 203-563-0012.

Additional information:

  • Voted absentee ballots (AB) cannot be accepted at the polls. ABs are tabulated at Town Hall – polling place tabulators cannot read absentee ballots.
  • At the polls, voters who have voted AB will be indicated on the voter rolls so people cannot vote twice. 
  • If you have voted AB but wants to go to polls, you must withdraw their ballot at the Town Clerks office by 5pm Friday Oct 3.
  • ABs deposited in the drop box or received by mail on election day will not be counted until Nov 4. (So please deposit asap).

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