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

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


Connecticut law allows you to receive an absentee ballot if you cannot appear at your polling place on Primary Day because of:
1. active service in the Military
2. absence from town during all of the hours of voting
3. illness
4. religious tenets
5. duties as a primary official at a polling place other than your own
6. physical disability

In addition, the State of CT, via Executive Order 7QQ, as interpreted by the Secretary of the State pursuant to CGS 9-3, has determined:
1. that having a pre-existing illness allows you to vote by absentee ballot because your pre-existing illness would prevent you from appearing at your polling place; or,
2. that absent a widely available vaccine, the existence of the COVID-19 virus allows you to vote by absentee ballot if you so choose for your own safety.

Absentee Ballot applications have been mailed to all registered Republicans and Democrats.  If you'd like an absentee ballot for any of the above reasons, complete and return the application to the Canton Town Clerk, PO Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022.  Absentee Ballots become available July 21st and will be mailed to you on that date.


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


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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

Jack Miner
Republican Registrar of Voters