How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
Absentee Ballot applications can be obtained by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at (860) 793-0221 Ext. 247 or by stopping in during regular business hours (Monday – Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon)
You may also download a printable Absentee Ballot Application from www.ct.gov/sots/LIB/sots/ElectionServices/ElectForms
You must be a registered voter in the Town of Plainville in order to be eligible to vote via absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:
Absence from the Town during all of the hours of voting:
Active service in the armed forces
Duties as an election official at a polling place
An application must be completed, signed & submitted to the Town Clerk's Office before a ballot may be issued.
Please mail all completed applications as soon as possible to:
Plainville Town Clerk
One Central Square
Plainville, CT 06062
NEW LEGISLATION 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 permanent absentee ballot status, an elector must file with the Town Clerk an absentee ballot application together with a doctor's certificate stating that they have a permanent disability and are 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 an absentee ballot application would satisfy the requirement of the law.
Permanent absentee ballot status enables the elector to receive an absentee ballot for every election, primary and referendum in the municipality in which they are eligible to vote. All 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 elegible for 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.