Registrar of Voters
The Registrars of Voters are responsible for maintaining an accurate voter list and supervising all town, state and federal elections in a non-partisan and fair manner. The Registrars also register new voters and remove the names of persons who had died or moved out of Bethany. The gradual increase in Bethany’s population is usually accompanied by an increase in the number of registered voters. Voter registration is the responsibility of residents themselves to register to vote in Bethany. The Registrars are happy to assist voters with any questions regarding voter registration or elections.
Shannon Lane (D)
Janet B. Hescock (R)
Registrar of Voters
40 Peck Road
Bethany, CT 06524-3322
Am I registered to vote in Bethany?
You may use this link to the Secretary of the State’s website to check. You may also call or e-mail us – we would be happy to confirm your voting status. http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
What are the registration requirements?
To register to vote in Bethany, a person must be (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) a resident of Bethany, (3) at least 17 years of age (but 18 to vote), and (4) if convicted of a disenfranchising felony, released from confinement and parole.
What are the registration deadlines?
Before a referendum: Residents may register to vote up to the day before. Before a primary: Mailed in registrations must be postmarked by 5 days before the primary date; residents may register in person by 12:00 noon of the last business day before the primary. In Connecticut, voters must be affiliated with the party holding the primary in order to participate.* Before a regular election, mail-in registrations must be postmarked by the 14th day before Election Day; residents may register in person by the 7th day before the election.
Can I get a mail-in voter registration card?
Mail-in voter registration cards are available at the Town Clerk’s office and the Clark Memorial Library.
How do I change my name, address or party affiliation?
Changes of address, party affiliation or name can be made with the same mail-in registrations cards. *Please note that if you are switching between major parties (for example, before a primary), there is a 90 day waiting period before party privileges mature.
Who is eligible to vote in referenda?
Those eligible to vote in referenda are (1) registered voters or (2) U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age and liable for taxes on property assessed at not less than $1,000 on the last-completed Grand List.
When are elections held?
In even-numbered years, Election Day is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. In odd-numbered years, it is the first Monday of May. Also in May, traditionally the Amity Regional School budget goes to referendum every year on the first Tuesday or Wednesday.
How can I vote absentee?
Absentee ballots are handled by the Town Clerk’s office. The process involves (1) applying for an absentee ballot, and (2) receiving, filling out, and delivering the ballot. Both steps can be carried out in person at the Town Clerk’s office or by mail. If you send your ballot by mail, be sure to give enough time for the Post Office to deliver it before Election Day. Any vote arriving after the last delivery does not count!
How can I work at the polls?
Working as an election official can be a rewarding and interesting experience. You may either check off the box when you register to vote or call the Registrars to express your interest.
- 2019-2020 PROPOSED BUDGET & CAPITALS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF FINANCE Budget 2019-20 Approved by BOF 4-2-19 PLEASE COME TO THE PUBLIC HEARING TO UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET ON MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019 AT 7PM.
- Absentee Ballot Applications for May 6th Municipal Election Absentee Ballot Applications and Ballots are available at the Town Clerk's Office Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM. OR - You can print the Application from the link below and mail it to: Bethany Town Clerk 40 Peck Road Bethany, CT 06524 AB Ballot Application for May 6th Municipal Election Upon receipt of your Application, the Town Clerk will ...
- RECYCLING RESEARCH DOCUMENTS Here is the research material studied by the Boards of Selectmen and Finance during the Single Stream decision last year. The Board of Selectmen meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30PM and the Board of Finance meets on the 2nd Tuesday at 7PM each month. Mar. 4, 2019, NH Register Recycling Market Collapses https://www.nhregister.com/politics/article/CT-s-recycling-market-collapse-13661573.php Feb. 27, ...
- QVHD Training in April Open to Residents QVHD is offering two (2) classes on April 6 which are open to Bethany residents: Until Help Arrives Training QVHD This course will teach you basic skills to keep people with life threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives -FEMA's NEW Individual Preparedness Training -For ALL experience levels -Hands on training -Learn simple skills that could save a life! April 6, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CPR ...
- LAND USE – CONSOLIDATED MEETING SCHEDULE Click on the link below to view the consolidated schedule for monthly meetings and filing deadlines for Planning & Zoning, Inland Wetlands and Zoning Board of Appeals. 2019 Consolidated Land Use Meeting Schedule
- PRESS RELEASE – Elderly Homeowners & Disabled Program Office of the Assessor TOWN OF BETHANY 40 Peck Road Bethany, CT 06524-3378 Telephone: (203) 393-2100 x 1112 Fax (203) 393-0828 PRESS RELEASE Applications for tax credits for homeowners over 65 years of age and those totally disabled will be taken at the Assessor’s office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning February 1, 2019 thru May 15th, 2019. These programs consist of ...
- PRESS RELEASE – Veteran’s Exemptions Notice OFFICE OF THE ASSESSOR TOWN OF BETHANY 40 Peck Road Bethany, CT 06524-3378 Telephone: (203) 393-2100 x 1112 Fax (203) 393-0828 PRESS RELEASE Additional Veterans and Local ...
- Highway Dept. Announces Winter Operations Policy Town of Bethany Winter Operations Policy
- SUSTAINABLE BETHANY ANNOUNCES UPCOMING SEMINARS The Sustainable Bethany Committee is pleased to present a lecture series focused on Environmental problems facing our community, state and world. Thursday February 7 at 7 PM in the Senior Room on the lower level of Bethany Town Hall, February 7- Dr. Robert Crabtree- Professor of Chemistry, Yale University, Member, National Academy of Science and a Fellow ...
- EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CARS….. Here are a few guidelines to help you to avoid confusion with municipal taxes on Motor Vehicles. Keep in mind that the Grand List year runs from October 1st to September 30th. So for example, our Assessor pulled the 2017 Grand List from DMV for all the vehicle records showing Bethany as the Tax Town ...