If a registered voter is unable to vote in person on election day, the voter may request an absentee ballot application for one of the following reasons (and for no other reason):
- Absence from town during all the hours of voting
- Sickness or physical disability
- Active service in the armed service
- Duties as an election official at a polling place
- Religious tenets conflict on day of election
Absentee ballot applications can be obtained by calling the town clerk’s office, mailing the absentee ballot application, or stopping into the office during normal business hours (see above for the hours). The last day to request an absentee ballot is the day before the election.
Get an absentee ballot application on the Connecticut secretary of state’s website.
You must be a registered and active voter in New Britain in order to be eligible to vote via an absentee ballot. If you are a registered voter but have not voted in several elections, you can check with the registrar of voters office at (860) 826-3310 to verify your voting status.
You must return your completed absentee ballot application to the town clerk in the town in which you are a registered voter in Connecticut. You can return your completed application by fax or email as long as you return the original completed and signed application with your voted ballot by the close of the polls on election or primary day. Failure to do so will cause your ballot to not be counted.
The completed absentee ballot application can be mailed to:
Mark H. Bernacki, Town & City Clerk
City of New Britain - Attn: Elections
27 West Main Street - Room #109
New Britain, CT 06051