Absentee Ballots

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for processing applications for Absentee Ballots, sending ballots to approved voters, and receiving completed ballots. The Elections Administration (Registrar of Voters) administers elections and counts ballots for all voters.

Application for Absentee Ballot

Fill out an return an Absentee Ballot Application. Applications are available in the Town Clerk's office and online at State of Connecticut's Secretary of State's website. You may also call the Town Clerk's office at (203) 452-5035 for an application.

Completed applications must be returned to the Town Clerk’s office in person, by using the drop box located outside the door at Town Hall, or by mailing to:

Town Clerk
5866 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611

Can I Vote Absentee?

Connecticut has strict laws regarding who can vote absentee.

  • Are you an active member of the armed forces of the United States?
  • Will you be out of town on Election Day?
  • Does sickness prevent you from voting in person on Election Day?
  • Do your religious beliefs prevent you from performing secular activities like voting on Election Day?
  • Will you be performing duties as an election official at a polling place other than your own on Election Day?
  • Does a physical disability prevent you from voting in person on Election Day?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are eligible to vote absentee.


Students away at college or away from home can apply to vote absentee. Students can enter their school mailing address on the absentee ballot application and the ballot will be mailed to them.

Military Service Personnel

Military Service personnel may ask to receive a 90-day ballot for an election.

Emergency Ballots

Emergency ballots within 6 days of an election are available in certain circumstances such as an unforeseen illness or physical disability, or to a person admitted to the hospital.

The emergency ballot requires the assistance of a "designee" who will deliver the application and return the ballot on behalf of the voter.

Filling Out and Returning the Ballot

The ballot is the colored paper with the candidates listed. To vote, completely fill in the circle next to the candidate's name you wish to vote for.

When completed, the ballot should be placed into the enveloped marked "B". Seal the envelope, sign your name, and enter the date.

Place envelope "B" into the outer envelope marked "C". Seal the envelope and write your return address on the front.

Absentee Ballots may be returned as soon as they are received.

General Information

  • Ballots must be received in the Town Clerk's office by 8:00 PM on the day of the election.
  • A ballot returned by someone other than the voter must be signed and dated on the back, and noted with the relationship to the voter.
  • Adults (over the age of 18) may return someone else's ballot.
  • A child (under the age of 18) may not return someone's ballot.