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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.

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.

What You Need To Know: Registrars Release Voting Information

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Jul 112012
 

The Registrars of Voters, this week, announced these important dates:

The party primaries for the federal election will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 14. State and federal elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Primary enrollment session:

A special enrollment session will be held at town hall in each of the three towns on Tuesday, July 31, from 2- 4 p.m. for the purpose of registration and/or enrollment of electors entitled to vote in state, district or municipal office.

Primary:

To vote in a primary, electors must be registered in a major party. Electors may change their party affiliation in order to vote in the primary. Changing affiliation from Unaffiliated to a major party or new registrations may be completed in person until noon on Monday, Aug. 13.

If you are already a member of a major party and wish to change to another major party, please keep in mind there is a 90 day waiting period. During this time, you will not have privileges in either party, and therefore cannot vote in a primary throughout the 90 day waiting period. For the August Primary the effective date to change party to party was May 14. Electors may determine their party status by calling the registrars of voters.

Cut-off Dates:

Mail in registration deadline for voting in the August primary is Aug. 9 (postmark). Deadline for registering in person with registrars or town clerk is 12:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13.

Seventeens:

Connecticut joins about ten other states who allow electors who are 17 to vote in a primary if they turn 18 by the federal election on Nov. 6.

Absentee ballots:

Applications for absentee ballots should be made through the Town Clerk’s office. You may also download an application from the secretary of the state’s website: click on “Elections and Voting” then “Absentee Ballot Application”.

The Orange Registrars can be reached at 203- 891-2122 ext. 4716, ext. 4715

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