To date, the Bethel Town Clerk has issued about 4,100 absentee ballots. Most have been returned, with 756 still out. The Bethel Town Clerk asked that people return their absentee ballot as soon as possible, as they must be received by 8pm on Tuesday in order to be counted. A drop box is located at the main entrance to the Municipal Center. In Bethel, all polling places will be open on Election Day. Town officials have received many calls from residents asking if they will be able to vote in their usual location on Tuesday. Polls will be open from 6am to 8pm. Strict safety and cleaning protocols will be in place to protect poll workers as well as those voting. All voters are asked to wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing while inside the building.