Register to Vote and Absentee Ballots


Now, more than ever, it is important to participate in the process of selecting people to serve in positions and to decide matters brought to referendum.  This page provides information on how to register to vote and qualify for absentee ballots.

Absentee Ballots

Registered voters who are unable to vote at the polls on election day may vote by absentee ballot.  The most common situations that entitle one to vote by absentee ballot are 1) absence from Town during election day and 2) sickness or disability.  College students, for instance, often qualify to vote by absentee ballot.  More information on Absentee Voting, including downloadable forms can be found by Clicking Here.

Voter Registration

Voter registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Registrar’s office and at the Town Clerks office in the Town Hall.  The Registrar’s office is only open Wednesday evenings 7 pm to 9 pm.  The Town Clerks office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 am to 3 pm.  The Clerks office is also open Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm.  All town offices are closed Thursday.

And Please complete the Voter Registration form and mail it to:

    • Registrar of Voters
    • Ashford Town Hall
    • 5 Town Hall Road
    • Ashford, CT 06278

Access to an Online registration form can be found by Clicking Here.

Voter Registration Deadlines for General Elections:

Your application must be postmarked by the 14th day before an election (OR received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 7th day before an election).

Same Day or Election Day Registration allows unregistered voters, who are US citizens, 18 years of age or older and provide proof of identity and residence in Ashford, to register to vote at the Town Hall on Election day.  If their registration is completed before 8:00 pm, they may vote at the polling location (Knowlton Hall).  Please note that Election day registration only applies to elections, not referendums, party primaries or any other voting events.

The Registrars of Voters office is responsible for federal, state, and local elections. This office also holds primaries, referendums, and caucuses along with maintaining all voter files, registering new voters, conducting voter sessions and annual canvasses of voters.

The Ashford Republican Registrar is Colleen DePercio; the Deputy Republican Registrar is Sue Cowen.

E-mail contact :

  • Phone: 860-487-4410
  • Fax: 860-487-4430