If you’re a Wilton voter with a permanent physical disability, Wilton’s registrars of voters and town clerk remind you about a program that can make voting easier for you. A few years ago, the Connecticut legislature enacted a new law allowing voters with permanent physical disabilities to receive absentee ballots automatically. To be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status, an elector must file paperwork with the Town Clerk:  an absentee ballot application and a doctor’s certificate stating the voter has a permanent disability and is unable to appear in person at his/her polling place. The note should be on the physician’s letterhead.

Eligible electors with permanent physical disabilities automatically receive absentee ballots in the mail for every election or primary held within their municipality during the year without having to submit new applications each time. Absentee ballots become available 21 days before a primary and 31 days before an election.

Every January, Wilton’s registrars of voters will contact those in the program to verify their residences. For additional questions about permanent absentee ballot status, voters should contact the Wilton town clerk’s office at 203.563.0106.