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Special Town Meeting and Adjourned Election

Curb-side Election Update

The Election will be in the Korn School Gym TODAY due to stormy weather forecast. The election is from 4-8pm at KORN SCHOOL GYM

Bring your mask and black pen. Virus barriers are set up and Social Distancing will be enforced. 

If voters wish to vote by absentee ballot, please complete the Absentee Ballot Application (link is below), make appointment with the Town Clerk office to turn in the application, and then the ballot will be issued to you. The voter will complete the ballot during the appointment and immediately return it to the Town Clerk. Any absentee ballot that has already been mailed or issued to voters must be returned by June 30th at 8pm.

Call to the Town of Durham Special Town Meeting and Adjourned Election

The eligible voters of the Town of Durham are hereby warned that the SPECIAL TOWN MEETING will be held via Zoom, at 8:00p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in accordance with Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order 7OO to consider the following items:

To elect three members to the Regional School District #13 Board of Education, said terms to expire December 6, 2021 per Charter Sec. 6.1

To elect two members to a two-year term on the Durham-Middlefield Interlocal Agreement Advisory Board, said terms to expire June 30, 2022 per Charter Sec. 6.3

To elect two members to fill a vacancy 2021 term on the Durham-Middlefield Interlocal Agreement Advisory Board per Charter Sec. 6.3

The only business to be conducted during the Zoom meeting will be to receive nominations for candidates for the above-referenced offices. Once nominations have been closed for the above-referenced offices, the Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 will be adjourned to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for curb-side voting to occur at the Korn School, 144 Pickett Lane, Durham, to be conducted between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Absentee ballots are available upon request from the Town Clerk’s Office.

Laura L. Francis, First Selectman John T. Szewczyk, Selectman George M. Eames, IV, Selectman

Absentee Ballot Information

Absentee ballots will be available June 10th. Anyone wishing to vote by absentee for reasons related to the COVID-crisis, please check the illness box on the application.
Send applications to: Town Clerk Office 30 Town House Rd. Durham, CT 06422

Follow the link to: Absentee Ballot Application

Voting by Absentee Ballot for the Adjourned Election

The adjourned election ballot looks different than the ballots from a November election. During a STM candidates are nominated from the floor, there is no party affiliation. This is one of the major differences between a November election and a Town Meeting election.
The order on the STM ballot is determined by a lottery, where the Registrar of Voters pick the nominee names out of a box. How the order the names are drawn determines the placement of the names on the ballot.
For BOE Openings: There are three openings for the Board of Education and six nominations. You can vote for up to three of any of the BOE candidates, regardless of what columns they appear on the ballot. If you vote for more than three, your ballot cannot be counted.

Sample Ballot

Follow the link to view the sample ballot:  June 30, 2020 Sample Ballot

Curb-Side Voting June 30th- NOW INSIDE at KORN GYM due to WEATHER

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for curb-side voting to occur at the Korn School, 144 Pickett Lane, Durham, to be conducted between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Absentee ballots are available upon request from the Town Clerk’s Office. If you choose to participate in curbside voting please follow all CDC COVID-19 safety precautions use the CDC Self Checker to Check for Symptoms.

COVID-19 Saftey Precautions for Curbside Voting

The safety of our residents and the safety of our Poll workers is very important. Please follow the guidelines and signage when voting curbside.

Curbside Voting Procedure and Traffic Route

Please read these directions and see the map below for traffic pattern. This is the first time Town of Durham is holding a curbside voting event. There may be delays. Please be patient as we navigate this new way of voting. Follow instructions from all Poll workers. Be aware of our poll workers and residents by the roadway. Drive carefully.

From Maiden Lane or Pickett Lane, enter Korn School at the south entrance of Korn.

  • Stay in Line.
  • Stay in car.
  • Do Not Pass. 5 MPH.

Drive into the Voter Circle Queue around cones to the 1st Checker Station.

  •  At the Checker station, PUT CAR IN PARK.
  • Have your ID ready.
  • Obtain a privacy folder with a ballot inside.
  • Mark the ballot with your own black pen.
  • On instruction from your Poll worker, proceed to the Ballot Box.
  • Deposit ballot in Auxiliary Bin. Deposit the privacy folder in the trash barrel at exit.

Poll Hours

The polls close at 8pm anyone waiting in line will be able to vote.

Traffic Pattern Map