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Town Clerk

501 Main Street South
(Room 202)

Southbury, CT 06488
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P:(203) 262-0657
Monday - Thursday:
8:00am - 4:30pm (Recordings until 4:00pm)
Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm (Recordings until 12:30pm)

Absentee Ballots


An absentee ballot may be applied for by any qualified registered voter unable to vote due to the following reasons:

  • Illness or physical disability.
  • Absence from town during all of the hours of voting.
  • Religious beliefs forbidding secular activity on Election Day.
  • Serving as an election official at a polling place other than your own.
  • Active service in the Armed Forces.

Obtaining an absentee ballot is a two-step process:

  1. First, you must complete an application which must be verified by the office of the Town Clerk
  2. Then an absentee ballot will be issued to you.

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.

Absentee Voting for Primary

For the August 2020 Presidential and State Primary, all eligible voters can vote by absentee due to the COVID-19 virus, pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order No. 7QQ. Just check the COVID-19 box on the application. 

The State of Connecticut is mailing each registered, active Democrat or Republican voter an application for an absentee ballot. If you haven't received it, you can download it here:

Click to download the Absentee Ballot Application.

button to download absentee application

Steps to Vote by Absentee Ballot:

  1. Download the Ballot Application (if you haven't received it by mail)
  2. Return the signed application to Town Clerk’s office. Note: A signed Absentee Ballot Application must be received by the Town Clerk before an Absentee Ballot can be mailed out.
    1. Mail the completed application to: Town Clerk's Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488 OR
    2. Deposit the completed application in the tax collector’s drop box (accessed from the upper parking lot and located on the right side of the building) OR
    3. Scan and email to townclerk@southbury-ct.gov. Ballots will be sent out when the scanned application is received, but returned ballots cannot be counted if the original signed application has not been received prior to the Primary. OR
    4. Fax the completed application (203) 264-9762. Ballots will be sent out when the faxed application is received, but returned ballots cannot be counted if the original signed application has not been received prior to the Primary.
  3. When you receive the Absentee Ballot in the mail, fill it out, sign and seal. Please take special care to follow the instructions that are included in the envelope. If the materials you return are not properly signed and sealed, your vote will not be counted on Primary Day.
  4. Return Absentee Ballot to Town Clerk’s office:
    1. Mail the completed application to: Town Clerk's Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488 OR
    2. Deposit the completed application in the tax collector’s drop box (accessed from the upper parking lot and located on the right side of the building)

Ballots must be returned to the office of the Southbury Town Clerk before the close of the polls, 8:00PM on the day of the primary.

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