On Sept. 11 there will be a lottery to determine the horizontal ballot order of the candidates for Board of Selectman, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. The lottery will be held at 11 a.m. in the Town Hall meeting room and is open to the public. There is no primary in September.
Nov. 5 is Election Day. The 2019 municipal ballot will have openings on 11 different boards and offices with 28 candidates running, including for Board of Selectmen and Board of Education seats. Both major party slates were unanimously approved at July caucuses, and no one contested the party nominations by petition, Granby will not have a primary. Two people petitioned to be added to the ballot without a party designation.
A reminder to young voters who are leaving for college. You can register to vote or check your registration online by visiting the Secretary of State’s website. If you are staying in Connecticut, you may transfer your registration to your new town of residence. If you will be attending college or university outside of Connecticut, every state has different rules and you will need to check with local election officials. You may also vote by Absentee Ballot; applications are being accepted now by the town clerk for anyone wishing to receive a November ballot.
Voter registration is a public record, and we make it easy to confirm your voter registration 24/7. From the Town of Granby website there is a link to the Secretary of the State’s website’s online voter registration look-up tool: dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx There is also a link to Online Voter Registration, which is also available 24/7 to enroll, or to make name, party or address changes to an existing voter registration: voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do
Posted office hours for the registrars’ office are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paper voter registration forms are also available at town halls, libraries, DMV offices and online at the Secretary of State’s website: sots.ct.gov. The registrars also offer a free 5-15 minute overview on voting for any interested town groups. Please contact the registrars at 860-844-5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com We would be happy to arrange this.
Absentee Ballots are handled through the Town Clerk’s office and voters must send in an application to receive an absentee ballot. For primaries and general November elections, send in an application for your absentee ballot at least one month before the election or primary and mail your completed ballot immediately after you receive your ballot. The application is available through the Town Clerk or online at the Secretary of State’s website: sots.ct.gov
Absentee Ballot applications are being collected now by the Town Clerk for those who know they will be away from home on Nov. 5. The form is available at Town Hall or on the web at sots.ct.gov
Wednesday Sept. 11: Public Lottery to determine Horizontal Ballot Order at 11 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room
Tues Sept. 24: BOE Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room
Fri Oct. 4: Absentee Ballots become available from the Town Clerk for Nov. 5 Election