Easton is one of a handful of Connecticut towns governed by the town meeting. Through this process taxpayers form the town’s legislative body. Many important issues are discussed and voted on at our town meetings. This includes new town ordinances and changes to existing ones, special funding for appropriations on items that may not already be in the budget, and the budget itself. In Easton every taxpayer has a direct impact on how our town is governed. Residents are notified about town meetings by mail, local papers, and here.
To Vote in Town Meetings and Referendums: Any U.S. Citizen over 18 who is a registered voter in the town of Easton or who owns property over $1000 is eligible to vote in a town meeting or budgetary referendum. It is recommended that you register to vote if you reside in Easton prior to the referendum so that your name accurately appears on voter rolls. This will help to eliminate any confusion or delay on the day of the referendum. If you are not registered to vote, you must present a valid I.D. and a tax bill from the town of Easton at the polls as proof of eligibility.
You can find various voter resources on the Secretary of the State’s Website at Voter Information.
Registering to Vote
OPTION 1: To register online to vote click the link below:
OPTION 2: Click the link below to download the application. Complete the form, and drop it off at Town Hall, or mail it to the Registrar of Voters, Easton Town Hall, 225 Center Rd, Easton, CT 06612. Available in Spanish and English.
Rules: To vote by absentee ballot, you must be entirely absent from Easton during voting hours on the day of the election or referendum.
The simplest way to vote by absentee ballot is to go to the Town Clerk’s Office in person a few days prior to the vote, during regular hours. Alternatively, you can click the link below to download an absentee ballot application from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s website, or complete the online submission at Vote.org.
Or, fill it out the physical form completely and mail to:
Town of Easton
225 Center Road
Easton, CT 06612
Mailing: Mail it immediately; do not wait. The Town Clerk will mail the ballot back to you. When you get the ballot, fill in the ovals in ink and mail it back to the Town Clerk and your vote will count.
Faxing: If you have access to a fax machine, you can fax the application to save time. If you do this you must also mail the original to the Town Clerk. Mail it now or your vote might not be allowed.
Be sure to follow instructions at the bottom of the application form. The Town Clerk’s fax number is (203) 261-6080.