The November 5 Municipal Election will be held in the Middle School Gymnasium, 350 Mountain Road, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Register to vote online at voterregistration.ct.gov, by mail, or in-person at the Town Hall. Any 17 year old U.S. citizen, who will turn 18 on or before the election and is a bona fide resident, may “pre-register” to vote.
Election Day Registration (EDR) will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Town Hall, lower level. Please use rear entrance. EDR is for qualified Suffield residents who are not registered to vote on Election Day. They must appear in person and provide the required proof of residence.
The voter registration cutoff date is Tuesday, October 29. The Registrar of Voters Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for voter registration.
A special registration session for the admission of any member of the armed forces desiring to be made an elector, or by any former member of the armed forces discharged therefrom within the calendar year may register to vote on Monday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the session will include those who become 18 years of age, a newly naturalized citizen, or a new resident of Suffield after the October 29 deadline. The session will be held in the Registrar of Voters Office in the Town Hall, lower level.
Ballot marking may be done by hand in a privacy booth, or by a ballot marking system available at the polls and EDR locations. The optional ballot marking system was designed to make it possible for everyone, even those with physical disabilities, to vote privately. The system simply marks the ballot for you, after you make your candidate selections using a tablet, key pad, or jelly bean button. The ballot choices are given visually or audibly; it is the voter’s choice. Election officials will be available to provide instructions to anyone who would like to use the system.
Absentee ballot voting is available for eligible voters. There is regular absentee balloting, supervised absentee balloting, emergency absentee balloting, and permanently physically disabled absentee balloting. For information on absentee voting, contact the town clerk at 860-668-3880.
Curbside voting is available for electors who are temporarily physically incapacitated on Election Day and can get to the polling place parking lot. For more information contact the registrars of voters at 860-668-3850.
Election results reporting will be available for public viewing on the CT Election Center website: http://ctemspublic.pcctg.net/ Preliminary election results or tabulator tape numbers will be electronically submitted to the Secretary of the State by midnight Election Day. These results will be on the website. Hand counted ballot results will be added when they are available. The final results are required to be submitted within 48 hours of the election. Suffield’s election officials will submit the results as soon as they can.