Voting and Elections


May 20th, 2024 Referendum of Budget

Absentee Ballots
Absentee ballots for any election, primary, or referendum are available from the Town Clerk's office for qualified voters unable to vote in person for the following reasons:
  • Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Absence from the town of residence
  • Sickness
  • Religious tenets that prohibit secular activity on the day of the election, primary, or referendum
  • Duties as a primary, election, or referendum official at a polling place other than my own during all hours of voting
  • Physical disability

To be qualified to be a Permanent Absentee Ballot voter, you must fill out an absentee ballot application form and attach a doctor's certificate on letterhead stating that the voter has a permanent disability and are unable to vote in person. Once received, an absentee ballot will be mailed to voter for each election, primary, and referendum. Each January, the Registrar of Voters will send a letter to confirm the status of the voter. If the voter fails to reply, they are then removed from the Permanent Absentee Ballot list (please note, the voter will still be a registered voter).

To learn more about Absentee Ballots and the process, see the Secretary of the State's website for more information.


How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot
To request an absentee ballot online, you may visit the Connecticut Online Absentee Ballot Request Portal. Once the request is submitted online, the Clerk's office will process the absentee ballot and mail it to the appropriate address.

You may also request an absentee ballot by filling out an application, which can you receive by picking one up in person or by going to the Secretary of the State's website. Once it is completed and returned to the Clerk's office, an absentee ballot will then be mailed to the requesting voter.


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Once your ballot is secured in the returning envelope with the yellow on the side, you can return your ballot by dropping it into the Official Ballot Drop Box found outside of the Town Hall, which is located on the side of the building facing the apartments. This ballot drop box is only open from when the first absentee ballots are mailed out until the last voting day.

You may also return your ballot through the mail with the returning envelope. Please be aware that it may take a few days for the ballot to be returned to our office – be sure to mail it as soon as possible.

Absentee ballots can be returned up until the last voting day. If you are dropping it off in person, you will need to show a valid ID. If you are dropping off the absentee ballot for someone else, you must show a valid ID as well as signing documentation in front of someone in the office.

Mailing Address: Plainfield Town Clerk, 8 Community Avenue, Plainfield CT 06374


EARLY VOTING INFORMATION
For a brief understanding of early voting in Connecticut, see this overview


Election Results


Polling Places
  • Residents from the villages of Plainfield and Central Village vote at the Plainfield Town Hall, in the Auditorium
  • Residents from the villages of Moosup and Wauregan vote at the Moosup Village Fire Department
Voting District Map
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Registering to Vote
To register to vote, you may do so online by visiting the Online Voter Registration site. You can also use this system to change information, such as your name, address, or political party. You may also register in person in either the Town Clerk's or Registrar of Voters' office.

To see where you are currently registered to vote, your current political party, and which polling location you will go to, see the Voter Registration Lookup.