The Registrar of Voters have received complaints from voters that political campaigns have sent messages stating their absentee ballots must be submitted immediately or they will be invalid. This is not true.
Absentee ballots must be received by Tuesday, November 3rd at 8pm to be counted.
- If you return the ballot to the drop boxes in front of Town Hall, you may submit them at any time up until 11/3 at 8pm and they will be processed and counted.
- If you decide to mail your ballot back, please be aware of the time it takes for mail to arrive -- the Registrar's office has been suggesting that people allow up to a week for their ballots to be delivered. Election mail arriving in the office on the date this article is being published (10/21) was postmarked on 10/19, suggesting that we are currently experiencing two-day delivery times.
More information can be found at www.fairfieldct.org/electionday.
Polls will be open from 6 AM to 8 PM to Tuesday, November 3rd. Polls will be sanitized frequently and will have social distancing measures in place. All poll workers will have face coverings, face shields and plexiglass shields to protect the public. Residents shall wear face coverings upon entering the polls.
In the Town of Fairfield over 11,000 absentee ballot applications were processed and 11,000 absentee ballots were issued to meet the October 2nd statutory deadline. Applications continue to be processed on a daily basis by the Town Clerk's office.
Absentee Ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day. A secure ballot drop box is available in front of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road should you prefer this method over mailing in your ballot.
Absentee ballots are not accepted at polling places; only in the secure drop boxes or through the mail.
To view a sample voting ballot by district, click here: www.fairfieldct.org/ballot
If you have more questions, you can contact the Registrar of Voters office or visit the Secretary of State website.