If you’re confused about when and where to vote this November: You’re not alone.
COVID-19 — and a nationwide move toward mail ballots — make this election different for many Connecticut voters.
Westport’s League of Women Voters won’t tell you who to vote for. But they’re happy to tell you how.
First, there are 2 options. You can vote in person on Tuesday, November 3 (6 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Click here to find your polling place.
You can also vote by mail. Every registered voter will receive (by mail) an application to request an absentee ballot. They’ll be sent within the first 2 weeks of September. If you don’t want to wait, click here to request an absentee ballot.
Fill out the absentee ballot application, then mail it ASAP to Town Clerk, c/o Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Alternatively, you can put it in the official Connecticut drop box behind Town Hall (see photo below).
The Town Clerk’s office will mail out absentee ballots beginning October 2. Or you can make an appointment with the office to receive your ballot in person; call 203-341-1110.
Fill out your ballot, then mail it ASAP to Town Clerk, c/o Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Alternatively, you can put it in the official Connecticut drop box behind Town Hall (see photo above).
The ballot must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day (November 3). The drop box behind Town Hall will be open until 8 p.m. that day.
If you mail your absentee ballot via the US Postal Service, or deposited it in the drop box, you can click here to track it. If the ballot was not received, contact the town clerk (email@example.com; 203-341-1110).
Of course, none of that can happen unless you’re registered to vote. Click here to learn how.
(For the Town Clerk’s web page — with even more details on voting — click here. For more information on Westport’s League of Women Voters, click here. You can follow them on Instagram [@lwvwestport] and Facebook [Westport League of Women Voters. Hat tip: Nicole Klein)
Thank you, Dan, for making this so clear. Not everyone reads your blog, though, or Westport Front Porch on Facebook, so perhaps the Town Clerk can use the nixle phone alert system or other town phone alert system to let those people know how to vote this year and who might not use the Internet? Or a postcard to all voters with the information and photo of the ballot box you’ve put together? Again, thanks for this post today!
One last request. If the town needs poll workers or people to count the absentee ballots, it would be great to have that info, as well.
Thanks, Deb. To be clear, the League of Women Voters (and Nicole Klein) did all the heavy lifting for this piece.
I mentioned the need for poll workers a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the piece again (click on and then scroll down): https://06880danwoog.com/2020/08/25/roundup-positano-poll-workers-church-aid-more/
That’s great and thanks again! This isn’t a normal year and many people seemed confused. Well done, Sir.
Thank you Dan! !So appreciate the clear information and instructions.
Previous instructions indicated using the small black box on the left side of that path for Absentee Ballot applications. Hoping they will be checked for there as that’s where all mine went (family, not cheating).
THANK YOU DAN!!!
Thanks Nicole for sending this to dan I hope everyone votes vote every year please all elections are important
Thank you Dan for publishing this information from the League of Women Voters. We are all in this together and the more people who are reached with this info., the more voting becomes less of an issue.