Absentee Ballot ApplicationCLICK HERE to view the Absentee Ballot Application for the School Budget Validation Referendum on Tuesday, June 8th.
Voting an Absentee Ballot at City Hall
Absentee ballots will become available in May. Voters may choose to have a ballot mailed to them, or to pick one up from City Hall. However, voters may not vote or return their ballots to City Hall until after City Council has adopted the School Budget. This vote is scheduled to take place on Monday May 17, 2021. Absentee ballots voted and returned to City Hall prior to City Council's final adoption of the School Budget must be rejected in accordance with State law.
After City Council adopts the School Budget, voters may choose to vote an absentee ballot while visiting City Hall.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 4pm on Thursday, June 3rd. Absentee ballot requests submitted after this date may be accepted only if the voter qualifies under certain special circumstances.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 8pm on Election Day (Tuesday June 8th), coinciding with the close of the polls.
Returning Your Ballot
Absentee ballots may be returned to the City Clerk's Office as follows:
- Secure Absentee Ballot Drop Box. Place the sealed ballot envelope in the secure official absentee ballot drop box located outside the front doors of City Hall (2 York Street). This box is checked multiple times a day throughout the election season.
- City Clerk's Office. Deliver the sealed ballot envelope directly to the City Clerk's Office inside City Hall.
- By mail. If returning your ballot by mail, we suggest mailing it no later than 1 week prior to the election, to ensure that it is received by 8pm on Election Day (Tuesday, June 8th).