Manchester, Connecticut

Election Information


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:

  1. New election date is August 11th.
  2. Absentee Ballots will be available to issue July 21st. See Absentee Ballot Information section below for further information and forms.
  3. All AB applications already received by the Town Clerk’s Office will be used for the August election.

Application for Absentee Ballot: 

  1. The State will be mailing an application to all registered Democrats & Republicans in mid-June to early July for the August 11th primary election.
  2. Apply by mail. (submit completed application)
  3. Use drop box near the handicap entrance at Town Hall. (submit completed application
  4. E-mail completed application. (original application must still be received by the office before election day for the vote to count)

Mail application or use drop box (located at the back of town hall by handicap entrance):
Manchester Town Clerk's Office
41 Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Once the request is received, staff will proceed to process and return the final product by mail after they become available in July as long as all requirements are met.

Any questions can be submitted by phone (860-647-3037) or e-mail (

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    

2020 Election Information

Legal Notice of Receipt of Certification of Party-Endorsed Candidates for Municipal Offices

Notice of Presidential Preference Primary on August 11, 2020

Legal Notice for Convention Delegates 2020:

(for Nov 5th, 2019 election)

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY Date is Tuesday August 11th, 2020
Polls open from 6am to 8pm

Sample Ballot
Explanatory text
(Sample Presidential Preference Ballot image will be added by July)

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

**All absentee ballot applications recieved for the original April/June election will be used for the August election.

Absentee Ballots will be available July 21st, 2020.
Remember that the Town Hall is closed on Friday July 3rd for 4th of July.
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. ( )

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.


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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