Questions and answers about absentee ballots
Absentee ballots are now available for May
22 election. Here are some frequently asked questions about using
an absentee ballot.
Who is eligible for an absentee ballot?
Anyone who is a registered voter in Carlisle by
April 30, 2001 at 8 p.m. and:
·is absent from town during the hours the
polls are open.
·has a physical disability or permanent disability.
·is absent due to religious belief.
·is admitted to health care facility after
noon of the fifth day before the election.
·has been removed from the voters' list,
due to non-eturned census. Applicant must sign Affirmation of Current
and Continuous Residence.
How do you obtain an absentee ballot?
·Application for an absentee ballot can be
obtained and filed at the town clerk's office either in person,
or by a relative who is also a registered voter in Carlisle.
·Ballots can be voted in person at the town
·Ballots can be mailed to voters who are
out of town on election day or disabled.
What is an application for absentee ballot?
·An application for absentee ballot is an
affidavit signed by the voter, or registered relative confirming
the request and eligibility to vote absentee.
·All applications are then approved or rejected
by the board of registrars.
When can you obtain an absentee ballot?
·Applications are available from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the town cIerk's office.
·Deadline for application is noon of the
day before election.
When must you return absentee ballots?
·All absentee ballots must be returned by
election day between 7 a.m.
and 8 p.m.
·Absentee ballots no longer need to be witnessed.
·The absentee ballot must be placed in the
provided envelope and must be filled out in full, signed and sealed.
When is the last day to register to vote?
·April 30, 2001 at 8 p.m.
·If you are already registered to vote at
your current address, and have not been declared inactive or removed
due to non-response to census, you do not need to register again.
·Party designations are only applicable during
primary elections. In a local and general election, party designations
are not applicable.