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Orange Town Clerk Patrick O’ Sullivan is urging all students to register to vote prior to leaving for school or college and if needed complete an application for Absentee Ballot.

“One of the greatest ways we can demonstrate our commitment to our democracy is to exercise our right to a free and secret vote;’ O’Sullivan said;’ when you look at other countries you immediately recognize it is not something that we should ever take for granted.”

Any U.S. citizen, 17 years of age, may apply for admission as an elector by pre-registering and will become an elector on the day of their 18th birthday. You may complete the voter registration application at Town Hall weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You also may download a voter registration application and or an application for absentee ballot by going to the Secretary of the State’s website: www.sots.ct.gov  Click on the elections area.

This year, Election Day is November 7, 2017. Voters will be exercising their Constitutional right to vote for: First Selectman Selectmen, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Town Plan & Zoning, Constable, Amity and Regional Board of Education.

October 6 is the first day absentee ballots may be issued by the Town Clerk. For those individuals voting by absentee ballot, they must first submit a completed application for absentee ballot, which can be done now. Upon receipt of the completed application, the Town Clerk will mail the actual absentee ballot to you; please be sure to have an accurate college address.

In order for your vote to be counted, please follow the instructions carefully; the completed absentee ballot must be received by the Town Clerk by Election Day. A new election law allows U.S. citizens to register and vote on Election Day. You must register and vote in the registrars’ office in the town hall. If you have any questions and for further information, call the Registrar of Voters Office at 203-891-471 5/47 16, or the Town Clerk’s Office.

In order for your vote to be counted, please follow the instructions carefully; the Town Clerk must receive the completed absentee ballot by Election Day. A new election law allows U.S. citizens to register and vote on Election Day. You must register and vote in the registrars’ office in the town hall.

If you have any questions and for further information, call the Registrar of Voters Office at 203-891-4715/4716, or the Town Clerk’s Office.

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