For the November 8, 2016 General/Referendum Election, the deadline to request an absentee ballot, including a ballot voted in the presence of the clerk, is Thursday, November 3, 2016, unless the voter completes a special circumstances application, stating one of four allowable reasons for requesting an absentee ballot after this deadline. The four reasons are:
• An unexpected absence from the municipality during the entire time the polls are open on election day;
• A physical disability,
• An inability to travel to the polls because the voter is a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct; or
• An incapacity or illness that has resulted in the voter being unable to leave home or a treatment facility.
This special circumstances application must be signed by the voter. This application can be obtained from the Town Office.