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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.

Property Transfers: Recent Sales In Orange

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Dec 032015
 

sold_sign_400Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this latest list of property transfers filed in his office between Nov. 20 – 30.

• 667 Brentwood Road, $337,500, Victor Krasenics Jr to James Mascia, filed on Nov. 23.

• 399 Dogwood Road, $340,000, Joseph Burke to Geoffrey Schempp, filed on Nov. 23.

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