There will be a presidential primary on August 11th. Due to the pandemic, the Secretary of State has sent every registered Republican and Democrat in the State the form to request an absentee ballot from the Town Clerk. The form includes giving the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for requesting an absentee ballot. Every voter is eligible to check that box and request an absentee ballot. The polling locations at the High School and Huckleberry School will be open for normal walk-in voting for those who prefer to vote in person on the 11th.
Q. I am a registered Republican or Democrat and I did not receive the form to request an absentee ballot in the mail (or I lost the form). How can I request an absentee ballot?
A. Information about absentee ballots, including the downloadable application, are on this page.
Q. When will absentee ballots become available?
A. On July 21. If you send back the mailed form, you will be mailed the ballot.
Q. If I submit the application and receive an absentee ballot, but don’t send in the absentee ballot and decide to vote at the polls, can I do that?
A. Yes. Requesting the absentee ballot does not mean you cannot vote in person. You just must ultimately pick one voting method.
Q. I am unsure if I am registered with a party. How do I check?
A. Use this Voter Registration Lookup Tool to check whether you are already registered with a party.
Q. What is an unaffiliated voter?
A. Unaffiliated is the term used to refer to voters who are not registered with a political party. This term is used instead of referring to these voters as independent to avoid confusion with the Independent Party, which is an established political party. If you write Independent in section 9 of your Voter Registration, you will be registered as a member of the Independent Party.
Q. I am currently registered with a party and would like to change party affiliation for the primary. Can I still do that?
A. No. There is a three-month waiting period for switching parties.
Q. I am a new voter or an unaffiliated voter who would like to register with a political party in time to vote in the primary. What is the deadline for registering in order to vote in the primary?
A. August 6 is the deadline for new voters, and for unaffiliated voters, to enroll in a party for voting in its primary. For new voters, mail-in applications must be postmarked, or received by the Registrar of Voters or voter registration agency, by this date. For unaffiliated voters, the mail-in application must be received (not merely postmarked) by the Registrar of Voters by this deadline. Exception for in-person enrollment: August 10 at noon is the in-person enrollment deadline, for new voters and unaffiliated voters enrolling in a party in person at Town Hall, for voting in the primary. You can download a voter registration form here.