Absentee ballot applications
IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED to vote or need to change or update your registration, you can do so online on or before [2022 date TBD] (https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do) or with the Wilton Registrars at Town Hall. If you miss the deadline to register you can come to Town Hall on Election Day and register at what is called Election Day Registration.
You can download and fill out an application for your absentee ballot from this website.
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 [2022 date TBD]. Please follow the directions carefully to be sure your ballot can be verified.
- You will receive (i) an absentee ballot, (ii) an inner envelope, and (iii) an outer envelope.
- Fill out the absentee ballot completely.
- Place the absentee ballot inside the inner envelope.
- Sign and date the inner envelope where indicated. The main reason ballots are rejected is that the inner envelope has not been signed!!
- 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.
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, 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.
- Voted absentee ballots (AB) cannot be accepted at the polls. ABs are tabulated at Town Hall – polling place tabulators cannot read absentee ballots.
- If you requested an AB but didn’t use it, you can vote at the polls. Check your polling place here: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx.
- 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 your ballot at the Town Clerks office by 5pm [2022 date TBD]
- ABs deposited in the drop box or received by mail on election day will not be counted until the date after election day (so please deposit asap).