Absentee Ballots in 2022

In April 2022, the Connecticut legislature passed and Governor Ned Lamont signed Public Act 22-2 expanding two of the six statutory reasons under which voters in Connecticut can qualify for an absentee ballot during an election, primary, or referendum. The change, which better aligns state laws with the standard that is set in the state constitution, allows out-of-town commuters and caretakers of those who are ill or have a disability to vote by absentee ballot.

If you need to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming General Election on November 8, 2022, apply for your ballot as soon as possible to allow plenty of time for your request to be processed and your ballot to reach you. There are three ways to accomplish this.

Three Easy Ways to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

  1. In Person: Go personally to the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall during business hours to request the application form, complete it, and receive your ballot. Ballots for the November 8, 2022, General Election are available now.
  2. Online: Go to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website and apply online for an absentee ballot. All you need is a valid, current Connecticut Drivers License or DMV ID. The request goes directly to Ridgefield’s Town Clerk.
  3. By Mail: Download, complete, and sign the application form (click here), THEN mail or hand deliver it to “Town Clerk, Ridgefield Town Hall, 400 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.” You may also deposit your application in the ballot box on Bailey Avenue, next to Town Hall.

Your Absentee Ballot

  • Look for your official ballot in the mail. It will arrive at the address you specified on the application.
  • UPON RECEIPT: Carefully read and follow the instructions provided with the ballot regarding the return envelopes and signature requirements. Complete and return your ballot so it arrives by 8 pm on November 8, 2022. You may mail it, deliver it to the Town Clerk’s office personally, or drop it in the ballot box on Bailey Avenue, next to Town Hall.