The referendum will be held from 6am to 8pm Tuesday at the gymnasium. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 7-6, any person who is a registered voter in the Town of Newtown or who is a U.S. citizen who is assessed at least $1,000 for the Real Estate or Motor Vehicles on the 2009 Grand List for the Town of Newtown is qualified to vote at the Referendum. Absentee ballots are available for the referendum during office hours, 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
Any qualified person who meets any of the following criteria may vote by absentee ballot: 1) active service in the Armed Forces, 2) absence from the Town during all the hours of voting, 3) illness, 4) physical disability, 5) religious tenets which forbid secular activity on the day of the referendum, or 6) duties as a referendum official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours of voting.
As per Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 9-140 and 9-369c, for a referendum held with less than 3 weeks notice, voters may obtain an absentee ballot by applying at the Town Clerk's office in person or designating one of the following to be your designee: 1) a person caring for you because of your illness, including but not limited to a licensed physician or a registered practical nurse, 2) a member of your family, 3) a police officer in the municipality in which you reside, or 4) a registrar of voters or deputy registrar of voters in the municipality in which you reside. Absentee ballots can be returned in person to the Town Clerk by 4:30pm Monday, June 7, or by mail or designee before the closing of the polls on referendum day, i.e. 8pm June 8.
If you have any questions at all, contact Town Clerk's Office at 270-4210.