Permanent Absentee Ballot for Disabled

Public Act No. 11-173

A disabled elector can file an Absentee Ballot Application (PDF) together with a doctor's certificate stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place to obtain Permanent Absentee Ballot status. The law does not prescribe an official form to be used so a note from the elector's doctor, presumably on letterhead, indicating the disability would satisfy this requirement.

Once the application and doctor's certificate are received by the Town Clerk, a copy will be provided to the Registrars of Voters to record on the Voter Registration System.

Absentee ballots will then be automatically mailed to the elector from the Town Clerk's office for eligible elections that allow for an Absentee Ballot to be mailed - not for a referendum.

The Registrars of Voters will send an annual written notice in January of each year to determine if the elector continues to reside at the address on their Permanent Absentee Ballot Application (PDF). If there is no response the elector will be removed from this status.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Town Clerk's office at 203-245-5672.