Every year the registrar’s office tries to identify those names on the official voter registry that have moved out of town through a process of a selective canvass of voters. You can help the registrars by letting them know if you or your grown children have moved. The DMV and the other registrars of voters also regularly let our town know about people who have moved from Granby. But this is not enough, and most out-of-state moves are not reported to the registrars. The National Change of Address service compares a list from the US Postal Service of the last two years of reported moves vs. Granby’s list of registered voters. From this comparison, Granby expects to send out about two hundred purple letters to people that may have moved. Blue letters will be sent to those who have not voted in over four years, green letters to anyone who has been reported as moving within town and yellow for a post office box change. If we receive word from another state that you are registered either to vote or to drive, we will also send an orange letter.
Why is all this canvass stuff important? Because the number of ballots printed are based on the total numbers of active voters. Keeping this list as accurate as possible will minimize the cost to Granby. If you receive a letter, please read it carefully, fill out and sign and date before returning it in the postage paid envelope provided. Family members and current residents can NOT fill out and sign for another voter, so either forward the letter or return it, unopened, to the registrars. If a family member wishes to be removed from the Granby list of voters, they need to submit a written request for removal, signed and dated to the registrar’s office.
Poll Workers are Needed
The registrar’s office is compiling an email list of poll workers. Poll workers can be volunteers or paid. Volunteer poll workers must be at least 16 years old and can choose to volunteer for a few hours, as desired to fit their schedules. Poll worker training is required to serve and will be conducted in March and April for the town budget referendum. For more information or to apply, please contact the registrars at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 8 is the public hearing for the town budget at the GMHS Auditorium
Monday, April 22 is the town meeting to vote on the town budget at the GMHS Auditorium
Voter registration is a public record, and it’s easy to confirm your voter registration. You can go on the State’s website or stop by the Town Hall to check the voter registry. You can stop by to register to vote, figure out which is your voting district or make corrections in person at the registrars’ office in the Town Hall every Wednesday. Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voter registration forms are also available at town halls, libraries, DMV offices and online at the Secretary of State’s website: sots.ct.gov
Questions? Please feel free to contact the registrars, Laura Wolfe and Joanne Mayornick, their office phone number/voice mail is 860-844-532; their email, email@example.com