Absentee Ballots


The Secretary of the State is sending out applications for absentee ballots to all eligible voters between September 8th and September 11th. By using the federal CARES Act fund the Secretary is able to send applications with postage paid envelopes at no cost to the voters or the City of Bristol. Those who choose to vote by absentee ballot must submit an application for the November Election, even if they already did so for the August Primary.

By executive order, voters can check the box on the application that they are requesting to vote by absentee due to COVID-19. If you choose to vote by absentee ballot, please return your application as soon as possible. You may drop off applications in person by using the secure ballot boxes conveniently located at each entrance of City Hall.

​By state statute, the ballots cannot be mailed until October 2nd, so please complete and return your ballot by mail or use the secure ballot drop boxes to ensure that we have received your ballot on time. Ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 3rd.

You may still vote in person as all of the polling locations will be open from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm on November 3rd. The polling locations will be safe and sanitized, while also respecting social distance protocols.

​The issuance of absentee ballot applications is the function of the Town Clerk's Office. Please click on the link below to be directed to the absentee ballot information page. You may also call the Town Clerk's Office at 860-584-6200 or email at townclerk@bristolct.gov. ​

​The Town Clerk's Office is currently open to provide services by appointment only.