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ABSENTEE BALLOT UPDATE FOR THE AUGUST 11TH PRIMARY - 7/29/20
All applications received by the Canton Town's Clerk's Office have been entered into the State of Connecticut's Election Voter Registration System and will continue to be entered daily as we receive them.  It was our office's understanding that ballots were going to be mailed out by the Secretary of the State's Office (via a mail house) starting July 21st.  Unfortunately, this did not happen.  We have been informed by the Secretary of the State's Office that ballots were starting to be mailed out as of July 27th.  Please note that all applications were entered into the system on time and you should be receiving your ballot shortly if you submitted an application.

When you do receive and vote your ballot, please remember to SIGN AND DATE Envelope "B".  This needs to be done in order for your ballot to be counted.  Please mail your ballot to our office or drop it in the secure lockbox that is located outside in the Canton Town Hall Parking Lot.



 

 

Presidential Preference Primary Legal Notice for the August 11, 2020 Primary

See the Democratic Primary Sample Ballot

See the Republican Primary Sample Ballot

*Polling location is Canton Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave, Canton, CT
*Polls will be open 6am-8pm

Drop Box for Ballots:
1. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in Connecticut to vote absentee in the August 11, 2020 primary. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill mailed every registered Democrat and Republican in the state an application that they will need to fill out and return in order to obtain an absentee ballot. That application, which will be sent via U.S. Postal Service, will include a postage paid return envelope. Beginning July 21, 2020, all voters who requested an absentee ballot will receive the ballots in the mail, which will also include a postage paid return envelope. 

Canton has installed a secure ballot drop box, located in the Town Hall parking lot (between the Board of Education office and America the Beautiful Country Store), to allow voters to deliver their absentee ballots in-person without close personal contact. For those who would still like to appear in person to cast their vote, our polling location will remain open on Primary Day, however, the ability to vote absentee will ensure that the democratic process continues safely and securely.

 

 

The Presidential Primary has been postponed to August 11, 2020.  The Town Clerk's office will honor all previously received absentee ballot applications for the April 28th/June 2nd primary.  If you have already completed and submitted an application, you do not need to complete a new application.   

Additionally, all previously received military/overseas applications and any voted ballots that may have been returned will be honored.


May 11 was the deadline for registered Republican/Democrat/Independent*/Green Party/or other minor party voters to switch party affiliation in order to vote in the August 11th primary.  
*What is the difference between being an Independent voter and an Unaffiliated voter? In CT, there is a minor party called the Independent Party.  If you are registered as an Independent, you belong to that party and the deadline has past in order to switch to another party and participate in the June 2nd Primary.  If you are Unaffiliated, you do not currently have a party and cannot vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primaries. This is because in CT, we have a closed primary system. Many states are open. We are not.


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Need an Absentee Ballot? 
Absentee Ballot Application for August 11, 2020 Primary
Absentee Ballot Application For november 3, 2020 Election

mail it to:

   Canton Town Clerk
   AB Application
   4 Market Street
   PO Box 168
   Collinsville, CT 06022

 

Living or traveling overseas during the election?
Overseas Absentee Ballot Application

mail it to:
Canton Town Clerk
AB Application
4 Market Street
PO Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022
USA

 

Are you disabled and in need of a 
Permanent Absentee Ballot?

 

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Contact Us

Mailing Address
4 Market Street
PO Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022

Phone: (860) 693-7839P(860) 693-7839

Lynn Homan
Democratic Registrar of Voters
rov@townofcantonct.org

Jack Miner
Republican Registrar of Voters
rov@townofcantonct.org