June 7 2017

Absentee Ballots Available for Special State Primary to Fill the Donnelly's Former Seat


Anyone who wants to vote in the upcoming special state primary to select a candidate for late State Sen. Ken Donnelly’s seat but who can’t make it to the polls can still participate.

Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Clerk’s office, Town Clerk Amy Warfield said in a release. The application deadline is Monday, June 26 at noon.


Voters unable to vote at the polls on Primary Day due to absence from the town during the hours the polls are open, physical disability or religious belief are eligible for an absentee ballot.


To apply voters or one of their family members must turn in a written request to the Town Clerk’s office by the deadline. Voters may apply and vote in person at the Town Clerk's office or through the mail.  If the ballot is to be mailed, apply far enough in advance so that the ballot can be mailed and returned by the close of the poll.  Applications are also available at www.burlington.org click the link on the front page.


Hospitalized voters must have been admitted after noon of the 5th day before the election, the notice from the Town Clerk states. They must apply themselves and designate in writing who may hand carry the ballot to them. Applications can be made anytime, however, the ballot must be returned by the close of the poll.


The Town Clerk’s office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.


The polls for the special election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 in the Burlington High School gymnasium.


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