Wilton voters with a permanent physical disability may take advantage of a program that can make voting easier. A few years ago, the Connecticut legislature enacted a law allowing voters with permanent physical disabilities to receive absentee ballots automatically.

To be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status, an elector must file with the town clerk an absentee ballot application and a doctor’s certificate stating they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place. The note should be on the physician’s letterhead.

Eligible electors with permanent physical disabilities automatically receive absentee ballots in the mail for every election or primary held within their municipality during the year without having to submit new applications each time. Absentee ballots become available 21 days before a primary and 31 days before an election.

Every January, Wilton’s registrars of voters will contact those in the program to verify their address. For additional questions about permanent absentee ballot status, voters may call the Wilton Town Clerk’s office at 203-563-0106.