Voting in Durham, CT

Voting in Durham, CT this election season? For your convenience we’ve compiled some useful information. For more details please visit the Election Information page of the Town of Durham, CT.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Sept 8 – Sept 11: The Secretary of State will mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters in Connecticut. If you previously submitted an application for absentee ballot, disregard the Secretary of State mailing (on behalf of the Town Clerk).
Sept 22: If you have not received an application by this date you can download an application here.
Oct 2: Absentee ballots become available. For all applications received by Oct. 1, ballots will be mailed on Oct. 2. All applications received after Oct. 1 will be processed and mailed out on a rolling basis within 48 hours of receipt.
Oct. 27: Last day to register to vote. See information below on how to register.
Nov. 3: Polls are open 6 am – 8 pm. Completed absentee ballots must be received in the ballot box at Town Hall by 8 pm.

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
You can check your registration status online. If you are not a registered voter you may register online or complete a voter registration form and mail to Registrars of Voters PO Box 428 Durham, CT 06422. Voter registration forms can be picked up at the library. The deadline to register to vote is October 27, 2020. This date is 7 days prior to the election on November 3rd. More information on voter deadlines can be found here.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS
All residents of Connecticut are eligible to vote by absentee ballot this year due to Covid-19. Absentee ballot applications will be sent to all registered voters in CT Sept. 8-11. If you have not received an application by Sept. 22 you can download one here and mail it to Town Clerk, PO Box 428 Durham, CT 0422. General information on Absentee Ballots in the state of Connecticut can be found here.
Absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 8pm on November 3, 2020. Ballots can be mailed to the Town Clerk (see address above) and must be received by 8pm on November 3, 2020. Absentee ballots received after November 3, 2020 (even if postmarked on November 3, 2020) will not be counted. Absentee ballots may also be placed in the Absentee Ballot Drop Box on the south side of Town Hall until 8pm on November 3, 2020.

HOW TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020
In-Person: Durham’s polling location is the Korn School 144 Pickett Lane Durham, CT 06422. Polls are open 6am – 8pm.
Absentee Ballot: Drop completed ballot in the drop box at Town Hall by 8pm.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Secretary of State Denise Merrill is committed to a safe election. She has written a letter to the citizens of Connecticut outlining the safety, security, and accessibility of voting in Connecticut. Here is a link to the letter.

DURHAM ELECTION OFFICIALS
Kim Garvis, Town Clerk kgarvis@townofdurhamct.org
Karen Cheyney, Democratic Registrar kcheyney@townofdurhamct.org
Louis Battipaglia, Republican Registrar lbattipaglia@townofdurhamct.org