Applying For An Absentee Ballot

Connecticut Online Absentee Ballot Request Portal

If a registered voter is unable to vote in person on Election Day, the voter may apply to the Town Clerk for an absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:  

  • Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Absence from the town of residence
  • Sickness
  • Religious tenets
  • Duties as an election official at a polling place
  • Physical disability  

Before a ballot can be issued to the voter, an application must be completed and returned to the Town Clerk. The application can be obtained in person, by mail or by clicking link above.  The printed application must be signed* by the voter and mailed or hand delivered to the clerk’s office.  When using the Connecticut Online Absentee Ballot Request Portal, the application will be electronically delivered to the Town Clerk's office the next day.

Absentee Ballot Application - English      Spanish

The mailing address for the Town Clerk's Office is:  2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT  06820.

Absentee ballots are available 21 days before a Primary and 31 days before an Election.

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*Applications for Absentee Ballot that are printed and mailed or hand delivered must be signed after the form has been printed.  Electronic signatures are not acceptable.

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