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8/8/2020 - Voting Details: Presidential Primary, Tuesday August 11th

PRESS RELEASE

Fairfield: Ready to Vote Safely

Polling places will be open on Tuesday for registered Democrats and Republicans to vote in Connecticut’s presidential primary. The Registrars of Voters’ and Town Clerk’s offices have been working for months to ensure a safe and successful election for Fairfield residents, and want to make sure you have the information you need before you go to the polls.

 

Polling Places

All ten districts will be open from 6am to 8pm on Tuesday. Due to construction, Sherman School voters should report to the Senior Center (100 Mona Terrace) to vote next week; all other voters will go to their usual polling places. 

We have taken steps to ensure safe voting at the polls with 6-foot distancing, masks and hand sanitizer available for voters who need them, disinfecting booths between voters, single-use pens, and safety shields at all stations. 

We are also promoting the availability of touchless curbside voting: voters who are concerned about the health risks of voting indoors can park at the yellow signs at each polling place (or visit our workers at the canopy tent) to have a ballot brought to you.

Please be considerate of our pollworkers and neighbors by wearing a mask inside the polling place: if you have a medical issue that prevents mask usage, we will happily serve you at the curbside station. 

 

Absentee Voting

Nearly 7000 voters have requested absentee ballots, and due to delays from the state vendor and delivery issues around Hurricane Isaias, many residents have reported receiving their absentee ballots late. We’re sorry for the confusion and frustration this has caused. 

If you have your ballot and are concerned about getting it back in time, a secure drop box is available at Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road. Any ballot received by mail or in the drop box by 8pm on Tuesday will be counted. 

If you haven’t received your ballot, it is unlikely that a new one would arrive in time – please come to the polling place on Tuesday to vote.

 

Confirming Your Status

If you need to confirm your voter registration, look up your polling place, or see if your absentee ballot has been received, you can visit the CT Voter Look Up page at https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx for information. 

You can register, join a party, or change your address until Monday at noon by visiting the Registrars’ office at Old Town Hall. You cannot change your party on Tuesday, so make sure you’re ready to vote by checking in advance.