COVID Voting

For the November 3, 2020 Election, the voting experience of Greenwich Voters will be safe, secure and efficient whether voters choose to vote by absentee ballot or in person at one of Greenwich's 12 polling places.


Voting By Absentee Ballot - Three Steps

One - You will shortly receive or have recently received an absentee ballot application in the mail. All registered voters in Connecticut may vote by absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 election due to COVID. Promptly complete your application, following all directions carefully and return it to the Town Clerk by mailing it using the postage prepaid envelope or dropping it in one of Greenwich's Ballot Boxes.

Ballot boxes are located outside Town Hall near the visitor parking lot and in the lobby of the Police Station.

If you don't receive an absentee ballot application in the mail, you can request an application from the Town Clerk by calling 203 622-7897. If there is an issue with your voter registration, call the Registrars of Voters at 203 622-7889.

Two - Your absentee ballot will be mailed starting October 2.

Follow all instructions exactly. Failure to follow instructions could invalidate your ballot. 

  • Put the ballot inside the inner envelope. 
  • Sign the inner envelope. 
  • Do not include more than one ballot in the ballot packet.

Three - DO NOT DELAY. Ballots arriving after 8 PM on November 3 will not be counted.

Deposit your ballot in one of the ballot boxes which are available 24/7 up until 8 PM on November 3rd.

Or mail your ballot ASAP.

Do not take possession of a ballot or deliver a complete ballot of another voter. This is illegal.


Voting in Person - How can you help to make voting safe?

Wear a mask inside the polling place at all times. If you don't have a mask with you, you will be offered a mask.

Wear a mask outside the polling place when you cannot maintain good distancing.

Use hand sanitizer as you enter and leave the polling place to keep door handles and other contact points germ free.

Throughout your time in the polling place, stay at least six feet away from other voters.

Move through the voting process efficiently. Do not linger.

Poll workers will be masked and behind plexiglass screens. If you are showing ID, hold it up to the plexiglass screen. The poll worker will not touch your ID.

Minimize contact points. 

  • Consider foregoing the use of privacy booths and privacy folders. Instead, bring a book or something to write against into the polling place. If you choose to use a privacy folder it will be a plain piece of paper you can use to cover your ballot and discard as you leave the polling place.
  • Fill out your ballot using a black or blue ball point pen you bring from home. If you use a pen supplied by the polling place, drop it into the "to be sanitized" pen box as you leave the polling place.

A COVID Safety Monitor poll worker will regularly sanitize surfaces inside the polling place. 

Move through the voting process efficiently. Do not linger.