2017 Election Information
MUNICIPAL ELECTION Date is Tuesday November 7, 2017
Polls open from 6am to 8pm
Election Night Reporting
For information regarding registering to vote, please call the Registrar of Voters at 860-647-3025 or visit their website at Registrar of Voters
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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.
2017 Absentee Ballot InformationAbsentee Ballots will be available October 6, 2016.
Remember that the Town Hall is closed on Monday October 9th for Columbus 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
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.