Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Registered voters can vote by absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:

  • Absences from town during all election hours
  • Illness or physical disability. This includes voters who are unable to go to their polling place because of a sickness or physical disability of another person, or because of the continued presence of a sickness, such as the COVID-19 virus.
  • Active service in the United States armed forces
  • Religious tenets that forbid secular activity on election day

Please follow these steps to ensure that your absentee ballot vote is properly counted

Step 1: Obtain and submit an application

  • Applications are available at the Town Clerk’s Office 
  • Applications can also be downloaded and printed from the Connecticut Secretary of State Website at: CT.gov/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting
  • Mail or drop off your completed application to the Town Clerk’s office.
  • The Town Clerk will process your application, and send you an absentee ballot with a postage-paid return envelope.
  • If you have any questions contact the Town Clerk at (860) 673-6789 x2 or ugalde.m@burlingtonct.us 

STEP 2: VOTE – Fill out your absentee ballot 

  • ONE ballot per envelope
  • SIGN AND SEAL the inner envelope (envelope B)
  • Mark your ballot carefully.  Completely fill in the bubble next to your candidate’s name 

Step 3: Mail in your absentee ballot or drop it off at Town Hall

  • Mail your absentee ballot to the Town Clerk’s Office or drop it in the secured drop box located outside the main entrance to Burlington Town Hall.
  • Make sure it arrives at the Town Clerk’s office by Election Day. 
  • Keep your eye on the calendar and get that ballot in on time

If you have already sent in your absentee ballot, you can check to see if it was accepted at: CT.gov/LookUp