Absentee ballots will be available starting Thursday for the second referendum vote being held about replacing the roof at Joel Barlow High School. The vote on little more than $1 million will be held on August 18th. The same amount was approved by voters in Easton and Redding on May 5th, but due to technical errors, the vote was declared invalid by the Region 9 bond council.
The Redding and Easton Town Clerks say the Region 9 Board of Education didn't submit the legal notice paperwork to them.
An application for an absentee ballot must be completed before a ballot can be issued. A second referendum could cost the towns $8,000.