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Town Clerk O’sullivan Urges Students To Register To Vote And Complete Absentee Ballot Applications

Patrick O’ Sullivan, Orange Town Clerk, is urging all students to register to vote prior to leaving for school or college and, if needed, complete an application for Absentee Ballot. Any U.S. citizen, 17 years of age, may apply for admission as an elector by preregistering and will become an elector on the day of their 18th birthday.

You may complete the voter registration application or an application for absentee ballot at Town Hall weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30pm. You can also download a voter registration application and or an application for absentee ballot by going to the Secretary of the State’s website: www.sots.ct.gov. For an application for absentee ballot: www.sots.ct.gov/absenteeballot. Click on the elections area.

Election Day is November 8, 2016. Voters will be exercising their Constitutional right to vote for:

  • President
  • United States Senator;
  • Representative in Congress;
  • State Senator;
  • State Representative; and
  • Registrar of Voters.

October 7th, is the first day absentee ballots may be issued by the Town Clerk. For those individuals voting by absentee ballot, they must first submit a completed application for absentee ballot, which can be done now. Upon receipt of the completed application, the Town Clerk will mail the actual absentee ballot to you; please be sure to have an accurate college address.

In order for your vote to be counted, please follow the instructions carefully; the completed absentee ballot must be received by the Town Clerk by Election Day. A new election law allows U.S. citizens to register and vote on Election Day. You must register and vote in the registrars’ office in the town hall.

If you have any questions and for further information, call the Registrar of Voters Office at 203-891-4715/4716, or the Town Clerk’s Office at 203-891-4730.

 

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