TOWN OF MONROE NOVEMBER 7, 2023 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
The Electors of the Town of Monroe are hereby warned to meet at their respective polling places in said town on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, to cast their votes for the following Town Officers and Officials:
First Selectman, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Town Council, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning & Zoning Commission, Planning & Zoning Commission Alternates and Constable.
Notice is hereby given that the polling places are as follows: Voting District Location of Polling Place
#1 Fawn Hollow Elementary School, 345 Fan Hill Road
#2 Stepney Elementary School, 180 Old Newtown Road
#3 Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike
#4 Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike
Absentee Ballots will be counted at the following central location: Monroe Town Hall. Optical scan voting machines will be used. The polls will be opened at six o’clock in the morning (6:00 a.m.) and will remain open until eight o’clock in the evening (8:00 p.m.)
Extended Office hours for absentee ballot voting only:
Thursday, November 2, 2023 until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Special Town Meeting
Monday, October 23, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. - Council Chambers Monroe Town Hall. Visit Monroect.gov for detailed information.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Municipal Election
The Online Absentee Ballot Application System has been activated for the municipal election. Those that qualify to vote by absentee may use this portal to submit an absentee ballot application to my office. To view a sample ballot, click here https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/Town_Ballots/Nov-2023/Nov-2023/Monroe.pdf
“Connecticut law allows you to receive an absentee ballot if you cannot appear at your assigned polling place on Election Day because of active service in the military, absence from the town in which you are eligible to vote, sickness, religious tenets that forbid secular activity on the day of the election, duties as an election official at a polling place other than your own during all of the hours of voting, or physical disability. To receive your absentee ballot, please complete, sign, and submit an application online.” Public Portal: https://oabr-sots.ct.gov/
The Town Clerk's Office is issuing absentee ballots Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
We are offering extended hours on Thursday, November 2nd when the office will be open until 7:30 p.m. Also, the Saturday before Election Day (November 4th), stop by to vote by absentee from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
If you will be dropping off your absentee ballot after hours, please use the official drop box located in front of the Monroe Police Department Lobby (to the right of the front doors, not inside). It is available 24/7 and in a secure location. Dropping your absentee ballot in this box ensures that it will be received prior to the end of Election Day. You have until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 to drop off your absentee ballot.
All four polling places will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Exercise your right to vote!
Vida Stone, CCTC
Monroe Town Clerk
Absentee voting, including the processing of Absentee Ballot Applications and the distribution of Absentee Ballots, is managed by the Town Clerk's Office located at Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road - Room 201 - 203-452-2811
Certain special circumstances apply when a voter is hospitalized within five days of the election. Contact the Town Clerk's Office for more details on Emergency Absentee Voting.
The mission of the Monroe Town Clerk’s Office is to provide the citizens of Monroe quality service in a courteous and efficient manner while conforming to State of Connecticut General Statutes, Secretary of the State of Connecticut and the Monroe Town Charter. Additional responsibilities include elections administration, act as the registrar of vital statistics, service veterans in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, manage public records, maintain and publish municipal ordinances/town code, notice and record Town Meetings and act as custodian of the official Town Seal. The office is a resource for boards, commissions and elected officials.
Primary Programs & Services
- Recording and permanently storing land records and maps.
- State’s agent for permits and certificates and registrar of vital statistics. Issuance of liquor permits, notary public certificates, hunting and fishing licenses, trade name certificates, birth, marriage and death certificates, burial permits and dog licenses.
- Elections law administration through the Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Generates documents involving absentee ballots, sample ballots, creating the list of offices to be filled, candidate committees and campaign financing and legal ads.
- Serves as the Veterans Service Contact for the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affair.
- Manage appointed and elected officials term dates. Keeper of the record for agendas, voting records and minutes of boards and commissions following the Freedom of Information Act.
- Maintain Municipal Ordinances/Town Code as well as clerk for Town Meetings.
District Polling Locations
DISTRICT 1: FAWN HOLLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DISTRICT 2: STEPNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DISTRICT 3: MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DISTRICT 4: MASUK HIGH SCHOOL
Following is a list of qualifications that permit you to vote by absentee:
- Active Service in the Armed Forces of the United States
- Absence from the town of residence
- Religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the Primary
- Physical disability
Persons with questions are urged to call the Town Clerk's Office at (203) 452-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town Clerk’s Office is available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Appointments are required for marriage licenses and research in the vault. Visit the homepage of our town's website at www.monroect.gov. Click on the link that brings you to the appointment scheduler.
Birth Certificates can be obtained by calling the office at 203-452-2811 where you will be instructed on the process.
Please feel free to call the office at 203-452-2811. You may also email Town Clerk's Office with questions or concerns. We will provide you with immediate assistance.
Our purpose is to provide you with information about services and more. As always, you are welcome to stop in, call or email us if you need further assistance. The Town Clerk’s Office is ALWAYS ready to be of service to you!
Monroe Town Clerk's Office
Monroe Town Hall - Room 201
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone: (203) 452-2811
Fax: (203) 452-2253
Vida V. Stone, CCTC
Assistant Town Clerk
Assistant Town Clerk