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Town Budget Results. Did You Vote ?

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May 292019
 

224 Orange residents decided on the proposed Town Budget last week.

The results are as follows:

YES  189  (182 were present plus 7 absentee ballots)

NO     35    (32 were present plus 3 absentee ballots)

Orange Town Clerk Urges Students To Register To Vote, Complete Absentee Ballot Applications

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Jul 212017
 

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.

Absentee Ballots Are Available For The Municipal Election on Friday

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Oct 022015
 

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 1.27.49 PMOrange Town Clerk Patrick O”Sullivan announced today that Absentee Ballots for the November 3, 2015 municipal election will be available to electors starting on Friday, Oct. 2.

Pursuant to the Connecticut Constitution, if an elector is unable to appear in person at the polling place during the hours of voting, there are six reasons allowed for voting by a regular absentee ballot:

1. Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States

2. Absence  from town during all of the hours of voting

3. Illness

4. Religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the election

s. Duties as an election official at a polling place

6. Physical disability

O’Sullivan explained that it is a multiple step process and the elector needs to complete an Application for an Absentee Ballot. An elector can get an application from the a) Town Clerk, b) download from the Secretary of the State website: www.sots.ct.gov/absenteeballot, or from campaign worker who has registered with the town clerk’s office.

Town Clerk O’Sullivan stressed how important it is for the electors to follow the instructions for voting Absentee. THE BALLOT IS DOUBLE SIDED! THERE ARE 24 COLUMNS OF CANDIDATES!

1. The first row contains the offices; Please note the number an elector is entitled to vote.

2. Fill in the oval above the name of the candidate(s) completely.

3. Put the completed ballot into envelope ?B” sign, seal and date it.

4. Put envelope “B? into envelope “C? and return to the Orange Town Clerk’s Office; the ballot must be received on or before Election Day.

The reason for the ballot going into envelope “B” and then going into envelope “C? is to protect the electors’ right of privacy.

Any questions contact: Orange Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan at posullivan@orange-ct.gov or call 203-891-4730.

 

Originally Published on: Sep 30, 2015 @ 13:29

Town Clerk Urges Students To Register To Vote

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Aug 102015
 

votingOrange 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 at www.sots.ct.gov – click on the elections area.

This year, Election Day is November 3. 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 Commission

Constable

Amity Regional Board of Education

 

October 2 is the first day absentee ballots may be issued by the Town Clerk. For those 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.

Election Day 2014 Is Coming Soon, Are You Registered?

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Sep 162014
 

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 7.53.28 PMOn Monday, Sept. 15, the Orange registrars of voters announced several voting dates of which you should be aware, in preparation for state and federal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

The mail-in registration deadline for voters is Oct. 21 (postmark and online). Deadline for registering in person with the Registrars (Second Floor of Town Hall) is Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m.,

A session to complete the preliminary registry list will be held at the town hall ion Tuesday, Sept. 30. from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 A special registration session will be held at the Registrars office on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The in-person cut-off for voter registrations during which the applicant must appear in person at the Registrars office is Tuesday, Oct. 28, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

There will be a limited enrollment session on MondayNov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for persons who attained age, citizenship or residency after the Oct. 28 deadline.

Applications for absentee ballots should be made through the Town Clerk’s office. You also may download an application from the Secretary of the State’s website: click on “Elections and Voting” then “Absentee Ballot Application.” Ballots will be available beginning Oct. 3.

The Town Clerk’s Office is available to register voters and for absentee ballots Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information call the Registrars office: Democrat 203-891-4715; Republican 203-891-4716

Reminder To Orange Voters: Absentee Ballots For August Primary

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Jul 202012
 

Orange Town Clerk Pat O’Sullivan reminds residents that absentee ballots for the August 14 primary will be available beginning Tuesday, July 24.  Applications are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Town Clerk’s office needs the help of the families in town to alert them if someone is in the military and to provide an address to this office or the Registrars of Voters.  The law enables the Registrars of Voters or the Town Clerk to direct a ballot to military personnel and their families.

An application form (ED-3) for a ballot is available in the Orange Town Clerks’ office or on the Secretary of the State’s website www.sots.state.ct.us which copy should be completed and mailed to the Orange Town Clerk, 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT  06477.

Application should be made as soon as possible to be sure a ballot has time to be sent to applicant and returned to the town clerk before 4:30 p.m. on election day.