To Vote via an absentee ballot in the November 2021 election, you must:

  1. Complete an absentee ballot application (available here),

  2. Submit it to the Town Clerk in person (at their office in Town Hall on Main Street) or by mail,

  3. Receive your ballot and follow the instructions on how to mark your choices and properly secure your ballot for re-mailing

  4. submit your ballot, either:

    1. In Person at the Town Clerk's office

    2. In the Ballot Drop Box outside of Town Hall, or

    3. By mail. 

Note that using the Mail will take  more time than in person - if using this option, allow for extra time for mailing.  When close to the election, we recommend using the in-person option, to avoid any delays which may prevent you from getting your vote cast

If you request an absentee ballot, and don't submit it, and choose to vote in person, that's okay!  BUT, you cannot vote BOTH in-person and via absentee.  If your absentee vote has been received and processed, you will not be able to vote in person on election day.  If you vote on election day before your absentee ballot is received and processed, your absentee vote will not be counted.


The Deadline to request and submit an absentee ballot at the town clerk's office is Monday, November 1st at 4:30 p.m. and the office will be open from 9-12 a.m. on October 30th to facilitate absentee voting.

The deadline to submit an absentee ballot at the Clerk's office is 4:30p.m. on November 1st, 2021, the day before Election Day,   On Election day, please vote at your designated district's election site.  Visit here for information about the 4 Ridgefield voting district locations, and visit the CT Secretary of State website to find out your designated voting location.  If you have an absentee ballot, you can also use the ballot drop box outside town hall until 8:00 p.m.

Additional details on Absentee Ballots are available at the Ridgefield Town Clerk's Website.

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