The deadline for Connecticut residents to register to vote in person, online and by mail was last night. One of Bethel's Registrars of Voters said the final numbers for this registration period saw 129 new voters added to the town's rolls. 27 current voters updated their addresses after moving within the town.
The Bethel Town Clerk’s office will be open from 9 am to noon on Saturday for absentee ballot voting.
Residents who are active members of the armed forces, unable to vote on Election Day because of religious or health reasons, or who will be out of town on Election Day can vote via absentee ballot. Residents cannot pick up a ballot for someone else. Absentee ballots must be mailed directly to the voter or picked up on Saturday to vote in person.
Town Clerk Lisa Berg says they have received 650 absentee ballots so far.
There is same day voter registration in Connecticut, but Secretary of the State Denise Merrill cautioned people that there will likely be long lines on Election Day Tuesday for that option. Registration and casting a ballot is done all in one place, local town halls.