The Bethel Town Clerk's office has received about 2,000 absentee ballot applications. They have been processed and absentee ballots are ready to be mailed, starting on Friday. All applications must be signed and dated, with the reason for requesting an absentee ballot checked off. If this isn't done properly, the application will be returned with a letter of rejection. The application can be resubmitted in order to be sent an absentee ballot.