2020 Election Notices

Important Dates:
State Mailing Absentee Applications – Beginning on September 8th, 2020
Absentee Ballots Become Available – October 2nd, 2020
First Ballot Mailings Begin – October 7th, 2020
Last day for in person voter registration and online registration – October 27th, 2020. We will be open that day from 9am-8pm.
Election Day – November 3rd, 2020

Location of Official Ballot Boxes in Meriden:
Box #1 –
City Hall at the corner of East Main Street and Norwood, next to the marble courtyard.
Box #2 –
City Hall at the handicap ramp entrance on Liberty Street.
Box #3 –
Meriden Public Library, front entrance on Miller Street.


  • The Secretary of the State will be mailing out applications to all eligible voters beginning September 8th, 2020. If you have already submitted an application, please disregard the SOTS application.
  • If you do not receive an application from the SOTS by September 19th, please print an application off of the SOTS website and promptly mail it to the City Clerk’s Office or drop it off in one of the Official Ballot Boxes. To print an application Click Here 
  • Please complete the application and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office.
  • Applications can be mailed or dropped off in the secure official ballot boxes located around City Hall.
  • It is recommend to use the Official Ballot Boxes to deliver your applications and return your ballots in a timely manner. Do not rely solely on the postal service.
  • We cannot accept faxed or emailed applications. Please ensure you mail or deliver to us an application with an original signature.


  • THERE WILL BE NO IN OFFICE VOTING (the exception the issuing of emergency ballots.
  • Ballots will become available on October 2nd and mailings of ballots will begin that day and continue until election day.
  • Please return your ballot as soon as possible to any of the official ballot boxes around City Hall or at the Meriden Public Library main entrance.
  • Do NOT wait until Election day to deliver your Absentee Ballot. They should be returned as soon as possible.


  • All polling locations will be open for in-person voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020.
  • If you choose to vote at the polls, please do not submit an absentee ballot.
  • The absentee ballot will be voided if this occurs, so that only the vote cast at the polls will count.
  • Please remember to practice social distancing, proper mask wearing and hand sanitation at the polling locations for your safety and the safety of others.

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