Absentee Ballot Information

(Connecticut Secretary of the State) Connecticut voters can now request an absentee ballot online at myvote.ct.gov/GetMyAB. This new webpage allows voters with a Connecticut driver's license to conveniently request an absentee ballot online, rather than having to mail in an application or visit their town clerk in person.

For more information about how to vote, visit myvote.ct.gov.

Please expand the menu items below for more information about the various types of Absentee Ballots.

Regular Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballot sets are to be provided by the municipal clerk beginning 31 days before an election, 21 days before a primary, or 19 days before a referendum, to those voters who are eligible and submit a completed application. (Please see application for eligibility).

Click here to access the Absentee Ballot Application

Voters registered in the Town of Marlborough should return their completed application to:

Town Clerk
Town of Marlborough
26 North Main Street - PO Box 29
Marlborough , CT 0-6447

Military, Temporarily Living Overseas, or U.S. Citizens
Permanently Residing Outside of the U.S. Voters

You may vote absentee in local, state and federal elections if you are a U.S. citizen 18 years or older and are on active duty member of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, a family member of the above, or a U.S. citizen temporarily residing outside the United States.

You may vote absentee in any election for Federal office if you are a U.S. citizen 18 years or older and are a U.S. citizen permanently residing outside the United States.

Blank ballots may be sent out to certain military persons beginning 90 days before a regular election. Blank ballots and a list of candidates may be sent out to Connecticut electors temporarily residing outside the U.S. and all military personnel and their family members beginning approximately 45 days before a regular election, approximately 30 days before a primary and as soon as a complete list of candidates and questions is available before a special election.

If you would like more information on voting by absentee ballot, or to complete a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA), please Click Here to visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

The completed and originally signed Federal Postcard Application should be returned to:

Town Clerk
Town of Marlborough
26 North Main Street - PO Box 29
Marlborough, CT 0-6447

Email: townclerk@marlboroughct.net

Fax: (860) 295-6206

Emergency Absentee Ballot

This ballot is only for those who apply for an absentee ballot because of unforeseen illness or physical disability occurring within 6 days before the close of the polls at an election, primary or referendum, or because they are patients in a hospital within such 6 day period.

Click here to access the Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

Permanent Absentee Ballot Status

Public Act 12-57, “An Act Concerning Permanent Absentee Ballot Status for the Permanently Disabled” created permanent absentee balloting status for certain individuals and became effective January 1, 2013.


To be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status, an elector must file with the Town Clerk an absentee ballot application together with a doctor’s certificate stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place. The doctor’s note should be on letterhead and contain the original signature of the doctor. There is no prescribed form—the doctor’s note and the absentee ballot application would satisfy the requirement of the law.

Permanent absentee ballot status enables the elector to receive an absentee ballot for each election, primary, and referendum in the municipality in which they are eligible to vote. Absentee ballots are available 21 days before a Primary and 31 days before an Election.


In January of each year the Registrars of Voters will send written notice to each elector with permanent absentee ballot status to determine if the elector continues to reside at the address on the permanent absentee ballot application. If the elector fails to respond to the notice, the permanent absentee ballot status will be removed, but the elector will remain on the voter registration list.


The Freedom of Information Commission has indicated that any doctor’s note on file with the Town Clerk is not subject to disclosure. The original absentee ballot application, however, would continue to be subject to disclosure just like any other application for an absentee ballot.   


  1. Click on the link below for the application for absentee ballot form.
  2. Complete and print the form on white paper.
  3. Originally sign and date the application.
  4. Mail it to along with your original doctor’s certificate to:
  1. Town Clerk

Town of Marlborough
26 North Main Street - PO Box 29
Marlborough, CT 0-6447

       6. For questions, please call the Town Clerk's office at (860) 295-6206

Click here to access the Absentee Ballot Application

Referendum With Less Than 3 Weeks' Notice - Absentee Ballot

This absentee ballot is ONLY for use in a referendum authorized to be held with less than 3 weeks' notice. In such case, absentee ballots are to be made available within 4 business days after the questions to be voted on are finalized. (Please note: this application must be hand delivered as this absentee ballot cannot be mailed to you.)

Click here to access the Referendum With Less Than 3 Weeks' Notice Absentee Ballot Application