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On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Madison voters will head to the polls to decide a handful of municipal races, including key contests on the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, and Board of Assessment Appeals.
Profiles of all candidates who’ve chosen to participate are in our Online Voters Guide, along with all The Source’s elections coverage and political letters, can be found at www.zip06.com/election. Candidates who have not yet participated in the guide should send an email with subject line “voter guide” to email@example.com ASAP.
Madison has two polling places for its two districts; both are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. District 1, which includes all registered voters who live on properties on the even-numbered side of Green Hill Road and all properties south of that line, will vote at the Madison Senior Center at 29 Bradley Road. District 2, which includes all registered voters who live on the odd-numbered side of Green Hill Road and all properties north of that line, will vote at Brown Intermediate School, at 980 Durham Road.
For those not registered to vote, the deadline for in-person, online, or mail-in registrations is Oct. 30. Details on these methods, including forms and the online registration system, can be accessed through Madison’s website at www.madisonct.org.
People who are turning 18 or becoming U.S. citizens between Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 can still register by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 203-245-5671 or visiting the office at 8 Campus Drive. Any residents may also register to vote at the Registrar’s Office on Election Day, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Madison also keeps an “inactive voters” list that is transferred to polling places on Election Day, according to Madison Registrar of Voters Paula Perry. Those who have not voted in several years can re-register to vote at their polling place, as long as they were registered to vote in Madison at some point.
Inactive voters who have moved from one district to another should go to their new polling location to re-register, not their original one, Perry said.
For those who are unsure whether they are registered to vote, or where they are registered, the Secretary of the State’s Office provides an online tool, which can be accessed at portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx. Residents can also call the registrar’s office at 203-245-5671.
Absentee ballots are available on the town’s website at www.madisonct.org/400/Voting-Elections. They are also available in the Registrar’s Office at 8 Campus drive. Residents who need an absentee ballot but who do not have access to a computer can call 203-245-5672 to request a ballot by mail.