Registrar Of Voters
860-673-6789 ext 217
All the voter and election info you'll need!
Quick Contact Information:
Jacqueline B. Sheehan - Registrar (R)
Margaret Merriman - Registrar (D)
Political Town Committee Chairpersons
Joe Palmer (R) 860-951-2586
James McCusker (D) 860-673-4915
Burlington's Registrar's Office
Unlike many countries around the world, U.S. citizens have the unique privilege of a private vote for all elected officials - city, state and federal. Don't waste your vote, use it. It is your voice in the political process. If you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older you can vote. But first, you must register! Any U.S. citizen 17 years of age may register, providing the citizen reaches 18 years of age on or before the November election to be eligible to vote in the Election.
Why register to vote?
- You are a full first-class citizen under the Constitution of the United States
- You can campaign and run for political office
- You can help decided what happens to your country
- You can vote for people who share your same concerns and beliefs
- You can join political committees and parties and help shape policies in Burlington and Connecticut that impact your life
- You can participate in all elections on the local, state and national levels
- You can exercise all your rights under the United States Constitution
- You can help determine your level of property taxes and school board budgets
- You can VOTE OUT people who don't represent your viewpoints and positions on issues
- You can select the people you want to run for office
- One vote can change the course of history!
In order to be admitted as an elector in Burlington, Connecticut, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a United States citizen
- Must be a bona fide resident of Burlington, Connecticut
- Must be 18 years of age by Election day
- Voter's "Bill of Rights"
Any qualified registered voter, if unable to vote in person, may vote by absentee ballot for one of the following reasons:
- Absences from town during all election hours
- Illness or physical disability
- Active service in the United States armed forces
- Religious tenets, which forbid secular activity on day of election, primary or referendum
Applications are available at the Town Clerk's office as well as on the Connecticut Secretary of State's website. where you can also obtain more facts about voting and absentee ballots.
Hearing-impaired applicants may call Hartford TDD (860) 566-1730.