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Absentee ballots are handled by the Town Clerk’s Office.
You can vote by absentee ballot in any election, primary or referendum if you will not be able to get to the polling place because you are ill or physically disabled, because you are serving n the military, because you will be out of town on election day, because your religion forbids secular activity on election day, or because you are serving as a poll worker at a polling place other than your own.
You can obtain an application for absentee ballot (PDF) from the Town Clerk’s Office.
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To find out if you are registered as a Preston voter, call the Registrars of Voters Office at 860-887-5581, ext. 116.
Only people who are registered voters and enrolled in the party holding the primary are eligible to vote in the primary.
To enroll in a party, you fill out a voter registration form, just as you do when you register to vote, and indicate on the form which party you wish to join. If you are not already a member of another party, your enrollment will take effect as soon as your form is approved. If you are switching parties, your enrollment takes effect 90 days after your form is approved; during this waiting period, you are not a member of any party.
1. All Preston registered voters
2. All Preston property owners if they meet the following requirements:
a. Are a United States citizen AND
b. Are 18 years or older AND
c. Are liable to Preston for taxes assessed against him or her on an assessment of not less than $1000 on the last completed Grand List
If you move into Preston from another town in Connecticut or from another state, you must re-register. Voter registration does not carry over between towns.
If you move within Preston or if you change your name, you do not need to re-register, but you do need to inform us in writing of your new name or address. Use the Voter Registration Form (PDF) to notify us of the change.
Register in person at any Registrars’ or Town Clerk’s office in the State, any public library, the Department of Motor Vehicles when you get your driver’s license, at certain Social Service Agencies, or at any place where a voter registration drive is taking place. Bring identification to show your identity and residence.
You can also register by mail. Please call the Registrar’s Office at 860-887-5581, ext. 116 and ask for an application to be sent to you, or pick up a voter application from at any of the above places. You can also download the application (PDF).
Send the completed form to:
Town of Preston
Attn: Registrar of Voters
389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365
Please be aware there are deadlines before elections and primaries. Register early to ensure that you will be able to vote. Contact the Registrar's Office 860-887-5581, ext. 7 or the Town Clerk's Office 860-887-5581, ext. 111 for further information regarding deadlines.
You must inform us in writing. Use the Removal Form (PDF).
District 2 covers all of Preston and the voting hall is located at Preston Plains Middle School, 1 Route 164.