Election Day: November 2, 2021
Election day is approaching! As it comes time for us to head to the polls and make our choice, MVP explores the final step in the process, giving you all of the information you need to make the right choice. This is the final installment in our MVP Election Fact Sheet series, Guide to Greenwich Voting. Follow our guide to get where you need to go on election day:
In Person or Absentee Voting?
In the age of COVID-19, absentee ballots have become a widely used option to still get your vote in and remain socially distanced. During this municipal election, absentee ballots will be accepted from any individual that would like to apply.
In Greenwich, the process is simple. First, you must request an absentee ballot application. You can do that by visiting the Town Clerk’s office at Greenwich Town Hall, by calling the Town Clerk’s office, or by printing out the linked file on this webpage: https://www.greenwichct.gov/1187/Get-an-Absentee-Ballot
After filling out the application, return it to the Town Clerk’s office by mail or in person. Then, you will be provided with your secure, closed-envelope absentee ballot. Following the instructions on the ballot, fill it out and vote for your desired candidates. Then, drop your ballot in the mail or in the ballot box at Town Hall to submit!
More information can be found on the Town Clerk’s office webpage within the Greenwich Town Hall website.
The other option is in person voting. There’s nothing like the excitement and energy of stepping into the polling place on election day. This year, as always, polls will be open from 6am to 8pm on November 2. There are 12 polling districts in Greenwich, each with their own polling place. Find your district and polling place here: https://www.greenwichct.gov/611/Voting-Hours-Locations
Prepare Your Ballot
It’s always helpful to take a look at your ballot ahead of time so you can make a voting plan. Know every detail of what roles are up for election, who is running, and what their stance is. Refer to our past resources to prepare your ballot ahead of time:
The CT website also posts the ballot before each election. You can view it here:https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/2021-November-Election-Municipal-Town-Ballots/Greenwich.pdf
With these resources, you can get yourself organized before heading over to the polls to make your final choice.
During this election season, MVP wants to emphasize the importance of educating yourself and using your voice, armed with the facts you need to make change. With our MVP Election Fact Sheet series, we aim to give you the resources to do just that. Enter into the polls with everything you need to make your voice heard.