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The State of CT is no longer under Executive Orders in regards to voting by absentee ballot. The Connecticut Secretary of the State Elections Division has removed COVID as one of the reasons not to appear at your polling location. However, they changed illness to sickness.

The Town Clerks Office will begin mailing Absentee Ballots on Monday, April 24, 2023 for all applications received prior to that date. We continue to mail ballots daily as applications are received. 

Many campaigns and organizations send out applications for Absentee Ballots so you may receive duplicate applications. If you have completed one application, please disregard the others. 

The drop box located outside of town hall is open to receive applications and ballots. Absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Additionally, you are not required to vote by Absentee Ballot and can choose to vote at the polls. Polls will be open on Referendum Day, May 16, 2023 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thank you.

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Absentee Ballot Information for the May 16, 2023 Referendum 

POLLS:  will be open 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm. 

  • DISTRICT I - Walter C. Polson Middle School, 302 Green Hill Road 
  • DISTRICT 2 - Dr. Robert H. Brown Intermediate School, 980 Durham Road (Route 79)

Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office, 8 Campus Drive, on April 24, 2023. 

Voting by Absentee Ballot in CT is a two-step process:

  1. Applications
  2. Ballots

Applications being accepted now - Drop Box is Open

  • An Application MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE VOTER OR TAXPAYER prior to issuance of the Ballot. The Applications are available online or from the Town Clerk’s office. Per State Statute, no one is allowed to distribute more than five (5) Applications without registering them with the Town Clerk in advance.
  • Application must: 
    •  include a reason checked off in Section II;
    • have an original signature;
    • be dated.
  • State Statute allows the Town Clerk to process an Application through the close of business the day before a voting event. If requesting a ballot be mailed, please submit your Application in ample time.
  • Application should be placed in the secured Official Drop Box located outside of Town Hall, or mailed to Madison Town Clerk, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443.
  • Please submit only one Application in your name.

Application for Absentee Ballot
Note: Town Clerk must have the original ink signature (not electronic) on the application for a Ballot to be valid.

  • Mailing of Absentee Ballots will begin April 24, 2023.
  • Please follow the instructions included with your ballot, and watch a step-by-step video.
  • When completed it can be placed in the secured Official Drop Box located outside of Town Hall, or mailed to:
    Madison Town Clerk, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, CT  06443
  • Ballot must arrive at the Town Clerk’s office by mail or in the drop box no later than 8:00 p.m. on May 16, 2023

Common Mistakes made with Absentee Ballots

Please follow these tips to avoid common mistakes:

  • Ballot must be placed in the inner envelope
  • Inner envelope must be signed, dated and sealed 
  • Place only one ballot per envelope.  People in the same household must to use separate envelopes
  • Place the inner envelope inside the outer envelope
  • Ballot must be returned before 8:00 p.m. on Election day

All questions should be directed to the Town Clerk at 203-245-5672, or

Ballot Drop Box

The Town Clerk's Office has a secure drop box for ballots located outside Town Hall at 8 Campus Drive. The box is located on the sidewalk in the circular driveway near the entrance to Town Hall.

You may use this secure drop box to return your absentee ballot application or absentee ballot. 

If you have difficulty accessing the Official Ballot Drop Box due to disability and would like assistance, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office by phone at 203-245-5672 and we will arrange to come outside to assist you.

Ballot Box located on sidewalk at circular driveway

Aerial View of Town Campus, 8 Campus Drive

The Ballot Box is located on the sidewalk of the circular driveway at Town Campus
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