Election 2021: Things to know

Berlin voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2 to make their picks for Mayor, Town Council, Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, Police Commission, Board of Education, and probate judge. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Berlin/Kensington polling places: District #1 Emma Hart Willard School, 1088 Norton Road; District #2 VFW, 152 Massirio Drive; District #3 Richard D. Hubbard School, 139 Grove St.; District #4 Berlin Senior Center, 31-33 Colonial Drive; District #5 Mary E. Griswold School, 133 Heather Lane.

Register to vote: Voter registration applications must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the seventh day before an election (Tuesday, Oct. 26.) Or you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the seventh day before an election (Tuesday, Oct. 26.)

The deadline to register to vote using Connecticut's online voter registration system is 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26. Election Day registration is available at a designated location in each town (not at your polling place). Contact your local Registrar of Voters office for information about your town’s designated EDR location and ID requirements.

Absentee ballots: Absentee ballots are available for voters who won’t be able to vote in person, whether the absence is due to the voter being out of town, ill or disabled. Like last year’s election, COVID-19 is a valid reason for requesting an absentee ballot. Applications are available on the Secretary of the State’s website and from municipal clerks, and can be submitted in person, through the mail or in an election dropbox. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the municipal clerk not later than the close of the polls on election day. Absentee ballots delivered in person to said clerk must be recieved at least one day before Election Day.

To reach Berlin's Democratic Registrar Christy Miano, call 860-828-7021. To reach Berlin's Republican Registrar Joan Veley, call 860-828-7020.

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