WALLINGFORD — Starting today, the Town Clerk’s office will be open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon only through Nov. 6.
Appointments can be made for the issuance of marriage licenses only, according to a statement from Town Clerk Barbara Thompson.
For the remainder of the day, the staff will process absentee ballot applications for the upcoming general election and, once issued, the absentee ballot themselves.
Thompson said Tuesday her office has received approximately 4,000 absentee ballot applications so far and is expecting between 10,000 to 15,000.
Municipal clerks will process absentee ballot applications for the upcoming election and, unlike during the August primary, will mail the absentee ballots to voters instead of the state.
The Wallingford town clerk’s office has four full-time staff members plus one part-time seasonal employee.
Absentee ballots are mailed to voters who requested them beginning 31 days before a general election, which is Oct. 3 this year.
Wallingford has four different ballots due to the four state House seats.
Absentee ballot applications and the ballots themselves can be returned via a ballot drop box, through the regular mail or in person at the municipal clerk’s office. The polls will still be open for in-person voting.