The Gubernatorial Election will be held Tuesday, November 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Middle School Gymnasium 350 Mountain Road.
Voter registration may be done online at voterregistration.ct.gov, by mail or in-person at the Town Hall. The Registrars of Voters’ office will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Town Clerk’s office will be open Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions, please call 860-668-3850 or 860-668-3880.
Voter registration sessions will be held in the Registrars of Voters Office on the second floor of the town hall on:
- November 1 – from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This date is the deadline for online and mail-in voter registration (VoterRegistration.ct.gov)
- November 7 – a limited voter registration session will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained since November 1 and for servicemen.
- November 8 – Election Day registration will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Registrar’s Office.
You may verify your voting status by using the Voter Registration Lookup Tool online at https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx or by calling the Registrar of Voters.
All voters, with or without disabilities, may vote privately and independently on Election Day. The IVS Ballot Marking System makes this possible. The system is easy to use and was designed to allow all voters to vote privately, with or without physical disabilities. Voters have a choice to either see their ballot on a screen or to listen to what is on their ballot through earphones. Voters also have the option to make their ballot selections by tapping the screen of the tablet, or clicking a Jelly Bean Button, or using a Sip ‘n’ Puff device or by pressing keys on a key pad. The ballot marking system simply takes instruction from the voter and relays that information to the printer which places a solid black oval by your ballot selections. The voter’s polling place ballot is fed into the printer and the printer does the marking. The voter reviews the markings and if satisfied the voter feeds their ballot into the tabulator.
There are several voting methods available for Suffield’s voters.
- Absentee ballot voting for eligible voters: regular absentee balloting, supervised absentee balloting, emergency absentee balloting and permanently physically disabled absentee balloting.
- Polling place voting options are: paper ballots completed by hand at a privacy booth then voter puts ballot into the tabulator or completed using the ballot marking system then ballot is put into the tabulator; or curbside voting for those temporarily incapacitated where elector is allowed to complete their ballot in their car.
Connecticut uses AccuVote-OS Optical Scan Systems to tabulate ballots. This equipment reads any color except red. Ballot ovals filled in with black, blue, or green pencil, pen, or felt tip marker will be read by the scanner. Bleeding markers are not a problem with single sided ballots.