COVID-19 - OFFICE PROCEDURE CHANGE:
The Town Clerk's office is closed indefinitely to the public. The office will be staffed and services will be provided to the public by the following methods.
Presidential Preference Primary:
- New election date is June 2nd.
- Absentee Ballots will be available to issue May 12th. See Absentee Ballot Information section below for further information and forms.
- All AB applications already received by the Town Clerk’s Office will be used for the June election.
Application for Absentee Ballot:
- Apply by mail. (regular application form)
- Use drop box at Town Hall.
- E-mail completed application. (original application must still be received by the office before election day for the vote to count)
Once the request is received, staff will proceed to process and return the final product by mail after May 12th as long as all requirements are met.
Any questions can be submitted by phone (860-647-3037) or e-mail (email@example.com)
Questions that are not related to Absentee Ballots, contact the Registrar of Voters office at 860-647-3025. For further information, forms and services go to their webpage at https://registrar.townofmanchester.org/
2020 Election Information
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS INCLUDING QUESTION
(for Nov 5th, 2019 election)
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY Date is Tuesday June 2nd, 2020
Polls open from 6am to 8pm
(Sample Presidential Preference Ballot image will be added by May)
Election Night Reporting
To view election results, click on the Election Night Reporting link above. From the select election dropdown, choose an election date for desired results. For town results, go to the select town tab and choose a town from the map.
For information regarding registering to vote, please call the Registrar of Voters at 860-647-3025 or visit their website at Registrar of Voters
If you do not already have the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader, please follow the link to install it on your computer, you will not be able to access the Absentee Ballot Application or the Voter Registration Cards without it...Acrobat Reader
Campaign Reporting Information System
Manchester is participating in the State Elections Enforcement Commission’s Municipal Campaign Finance Filing Pilot Program under which all filings submitted by candidates and committees from Manchester are available for public viewing by visiting this link.
2020 Absentee Ballot Information
Absentee Ballots will be available begining of May 12th, 2020.
Remember that the Town Hall is closed on Monday May 25th for Memorial Day.
- Absentee Ballot Application - For Manchester residents only
- Uniformed Service members, their families and citizens residing outside the U.S.
Who May Vote By Absentee Ballot
Any qualified registered voter unable to vote due to the following reasons:
- illness or physical disability - electos with permanent disabilities eligible for permanent a.b. status MUST submit with their application a doctor's certificate (on their letterhead) stating they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place. Per State regulation, this must be submitted annually.
- absence from town during all election hours
- religious beliefs forbidding secular activity on election day
- serving as an election official at a polling place other than your own
- active service in the Armed Forces
How to Apply
Applications for Absentee Ballots can be obtained from the Town Clerk, the Registrar of Voters, Democratic and Republican Party Headquarters, or at the Secretary of the State's website. (www.sots.ct.gov )
Any qualified voter already out of town may have an application mailed to them. However, you MUST allow sufficient time for mailing and returning the application AND the ballot.
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT HAS PRIVACY PROTECTIONS SIMILAR TO VOTING BY MACHINE.
YOUR NAME WILL NOT BE CONNECTED TO YOUR VOTE WHEN IT IS TALLIED!
Permanent Absentee Balloting
Effective January 1, 2013, electors with permanent disabilities may be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status. The elector must file an absentee ballot application together with a doctor's certificate on the physician's letterhead stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at the polling place. Once this is received, absentee ballot applications will be sent to eligible electors when ballots become available for each event they would be eligible to vote (21 days before a primary, 31 days before an election).
Electors will receive an annual written notice in January of each year from the Registrar of Voters to determine if the elector with this status continues to reside at the address on their permanent absentee ballot application. Failure to return the notice will result in removal of the elector from the permanent absentee ballot status list.
Please call the Town Clerk's Office for information regarding deadlines for voting by Absentee Ballot and for emergency use of Absentee Ballots at 860-647-3037.
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