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                                  IMPORTANT ELECTION NEWS for Tuesday, November 3, 2020 

 

Updated October 14, 2020

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Updated October 5, 2020

All  voters who  have properly completed an absentee ballot application as of October 2, 2020 have been mailed an absentee ballot.  Please allow for receipt via the U. S. Postal Service.  The secure ballot drop box in front of Town Hall is provided for the return of your voted ballot, or you may use the provided postage-paid mailing envelope to mail your voted ballot to Branford Town Clerk, PO Box 150, Branford, CT  06405-9905. 

 

Updated September 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 all eligible voters registered through 8/25/2020 have been mailed a barcoded absentee ballot application for the November 3rd election.  Branford voters have begun receiving this mailing today.  However, if you are a new voter as of 8/26/2020, please click  here to print and complete an application for absentee ballot.  If you will be voting in-person at the polls, please DISREGARD the application to vote by absentee ballot.

  • Voting by absentee ballot in CT is a two-step process. Click here to view the Absentee Ballot Fact Sheet. 

  • Voters must complete, sign and date the application and place it in the election drop box outsideTown Hall or mail it to Branford Town Clerk, PO Box 150, Branford, CT  06405-0150. 

  • Please do not delay in returning your completed application to the Town Clerk for processing. 

  • Please submit only one application in your name. 

  • Absentee ballots begin mailing on Friday, October 2, 2020 (not before.)

  • The secure ballot drop box in front of Town Hall is provided for the return of your voted ballot, or you may use the provided postage-paid mailing envelope to mail your voted ballot to Branford Town Clerk, PO Box 150, Branford, CT  06405-9905. 

**  If you do not receive an absentee ballot application in the mail by September 25th, Click here for an application.

 

Click here for voting Information from Denise Merrill

 

TOWN CLERK DUTIES:

The Town Clerk is responsible for recording, filing, securing all land records and vital statistics, and maintaining document preservation.  It is responsibility of the Town Clerk to collect all municipal fees and state conveyance taxes with property transfers.

The Town Clerk’s purview over vital statistics includes issuing marriage licenses and recording both birth and death certificates.  The office also issues local shellfish permits, dog licenses, and business name registration.

By state statute, the Town Clerk is also responsible for the administration and direction of all elections and referenda.  In this regard, town residents may register to vote through the Clerk’s office, as well as through the Registrar of Voters.

The Town Clerk offers Notary Public services, is an ex-officio member of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Branford’s legislative body by town charter, and also serves as clerk to the Board of Finance.

PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTED METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE VIA CASH OR CHECK ONLY. NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

 

Winners of our 2020 Dog Licensing Poster Contest:  Alexandra, Grade 2 and Halle, Grade 5.  Congratulations and thank you to all participants!