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3/20/2020 - Registrar Services and Primary Updates during Health Crisis

As in-person Town Hall services are being curtailed to limit COVID-19 transmissions and protect public safety, this article will provide you with information to access voter registration services and contact our department until normal services resume.

Registering to Vote:
You may register to vote online by visiting voterregistration.ct.gov – forms can be submitted online if you have a CT DMV ID, or can otherwise be printed and mailed (please remember to sign the form after you print it.) Voter registration forms should be mailed to the Registrar of Voters Office, 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824. We will honor the postmark/online submission date of all applications for purposes of determining eligibility around election and primary deadlines. If you need a form mailed to you, or if you need to be removed from the list, see the next section for how to contact us. We are working with the Fairfield Public Schools administration to ensure that high school students do not miss their opportunity to register to vote regardless of what ultimately transpires with this year's school calendar. 

Contacting the Registrars with Questions:
The most common questions we receive are about individual's voter registration and party status, which can be found by using the online voter lookup tool at govote.ct.gov. If you have other questions, you can contact the Registrars using the emails in our office directory, or you can call us at (203) 256-3115. While we are not in the office, our voicemail is being sent to us by email, so if you leave a message we will respond within one business day to your request. 

2020 Presidential Preference Primaries:
We have been notified by the Governor's office that the state will be moving the date of the primaries (for both Democrats and Republicans) to June 2nd, 2020. We expect to learn more about expanded voting by mail or modified polling place procedures as that new date approaches. We do know that all voters enrolled in a party by March 2nd will be eligible to participate in their party's primary: if you recently changed parties, the acceptance letter you received has the date your party privileges take effect. New voters and voters without a political party ("unaffiliated" voters) have until May 28th to register or enroll in a party. 

Making sure our voters and our pollworkers can take part in the election safely is important to us, and we will publish new information about steps to limit contact at our polling places and any changes to permit mail-in voting on this page as it is available. We also do not have information yet about conducting in-person supervised voting at Fairfield's seven assisted living and nursing home sites, but will engage with staff at these locations prior to the availability of ballots.

Absentee Ballots:
If you are looking for an absentee ballot, we would love to help you, but to save yourself time you should generally contact the Town Clerk's office directly, as they accept the applications and prepare the ballots. Their site can be found at this link. If you are a citizen who is temporarily living overseas who would like to both register to vote and obtain an absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application, you should send that to the Registrars' office at the address above.