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Voter Information

September 1, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.All voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Connecticut will mail an absentee ballot application to every registered voter.

Deadline Date (2020)
Election Day Tuesday, November 3
6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Vote by Absentee Ballot Must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day
Register Online On or before Tuesday, October 27
Register in Person On or before Tuesday, October 27
Register by Mail Must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 27
Request a Ballot by Mail Must be received by Monday, November 2

Don’t wait for the deadline! Register and submit absentee ballots as soon as possible.

Information for military and oversees voters.

Information for voters with disabilities.

 

Am I Registered?

To see if you’re already registered to vote, use Connecticut’s official voter lookup tool.

If you’re not registered to vote, you can register online or print and mail a paper voter registration form.

 

Vote by Absentee Ballot

All registered Connecticut voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Register

You must be registered to vote in order to apply for an absentee ballot.

 

Apply

The Secretary of the State is mailing an absentee ballot application to all Connecticut registered voters. Fill out the application, place it in the prepaid mailing envelope, and either place it in a secure drop box located outside Town Hall, or mail it in.

If you haven’t received your absentee ballot application, you can print it out here: English / Spanish

To check if your absentee ballot application has been processed, use the official voter lookup tool.

 

Vote

Your ballot will arrive by mail. Your ballot package has 3 pieces: the ballot, an inner envelope, and outer envelope with prepaid postage. On your ballot, vote by filling in the oval next to your choice using a black pen. Put your ballot into the inner envelope, seal it, then sign and date the outside of the envelope. Place into the larger outer envelope with the Town Clerk address showing.

Absentee Ballots will start being issued on Friday, October 2, 2020.

 

Submit

Place your ballot package into the secure ballot box outside Town Hall or mail it in. The box is labeled “Official Ballot Drop Box” and is located in front of Town Hall (see photo below). You can submit your absentee ballot as soon as you receive it. All ballots must be received by the Town Clerk or placed in the ballot box 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 3.

It is strongly suggested to use the Official Ballot Drop Box located outside Berlin Town Hall:

Official Ballot Drop Box

 

Vote in Person

Where do I vote?

To find your polling location, use Connecticut’s official voter lookup tool.

Polls in Connecticut are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Any elector standing in line at the polls at 8:00 pm will be allowed to cast a vote.

Voting District Polling Location
District 1 Emma Hart Willard School, 1088 Norton Road, Kensington CT
District 2 VFW, 152 Massirio Drive, Berlin CT
District 3 Richard D. Hubbard School, 139 Grove Street, East Berlin CT
District 4 Berlin Senior Center, 31 Colonial Drive, Kensington CT
District 5 Mary E. Griswold School, 133 Heather Lane, Kensington CT

Don’t end up at the wrong place! Look up your polling location before you leave.

 

Do I need a driver’s license or photo ID?

No. When you arrive at the polling place the poll worker will request that you present ID. There are several options for identification and they do not need to be a driver’s license or have a photo. If you do not have ID, you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID.

See acceptable forms of ID.

Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to sign an affidavit instead and then vote normally. If you’re a first-time voter without ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.

First-time voters who registered by mail: You will need to show proof of residence as well. Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo ID that shows your name and address; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

 

What happens if I am not on the list of registered voters at the polling place?

Connecticut has Election Day Registration on Election Day itself for voters who need it. Election Day Registration is not available at your polling place, but is available at a designated Election Day Registration location in each town. You must be registered by 8:00 pm in order to vote. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency. Contact Town Hall for more information.

Election Day Registration is not meant to replace the voter registration process, but to ensure that everyone has a chance to vote. Please do not rely on Election Day Registration. Take a moment to register online now.

 

Voting Eligibility

Am I eligible to vote?

You are eligible to vote if you can answer “yes” to all three of these questions:

  • Are you at least 17 and turning 18 before Election Day?
  • Are you a United States citizen living in Connecticut?
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, have you completed confinement and parole? More details

 

What if I moved recently?

Your voter registration should always reflect your current home address. If you moved to Connecticut from another state, if you moved to a different town within Connecticut, or even if you moved within the same town, your polling location may have changed.

If you plan on voting in person, make sure you’ve updated your voter registration.

Find your polling location.

Register to vote.

 

What if I am a student?

If you are a college student living away from home, you may choose to vote in one of two ways:

  • Complete an absentee ballot for the election in your home town
  • Register to vote in your college town

 

What if I am in the military or living overseas?

You are still eligible to vote. Visit the Office of the Secretary of State Military and Overseas Voters page for more information.

 

Become a Poll Worker

The Office of the Secretary of State is seeking volunteer assistance for upcoming elections. There are two opportunities: poll workers and office workers. Learn more about polling opportunities.

 

More Resources

Anyone encountering election-related problems can contact the Election Day hotline at 1-866-733-2463 or by sending an email to elections@ct.gov.

Voter Information from the Office of the Secretary of State

Election Information from Berlin Town Hall

 

Berlin Town Clerk

KATHRYN J. WALL
BERLIN (D) TOWN CLERK Appt.
TOWN HALL
240 KENSINGTON ROAD
BERLIN, CT 06037
Bus: 860-828-7075
Fax: 860-828-7137
Email: kwall@town.berlin.ct.us