VOTER REGISTRATIONWHO CAN REGISTER
Bristol residents who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, and a United States Citizen, may register with the Town Clerk
up to 10 days before any election. You may also register on Election Day at the polling place. Registrants must provide the Town Clerk
proof of qualification including photo identification or social security card and proof of residency (examples include: statement from landlord,
utility bill/receipt, or bank statement.)
Qualified individuals may also register to vote at the polling place on Election Day at all elections. You will be asked to show proof of
age, citizenship, and/or domicile.
There is no minimum period of time you are required to have lived in the state before being allowed to register. You may register as soon
as you move into your new community.
If you meet the state's voter requirements and qualifications and are unable to register in person because of physical disability, religious
beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may register by mail. You should request an Absentee Registration
Affidavit and a Voter Registration Form from the Town Clerk. The Absentee Registration Affidavit must be witnessed and then both
the affidavit and the voter registration form are to be returned to the Town Clerk.
An armed service voter may apply for an absentee ballot from the Town Clerk. Armed service voters are eligible to vote for all offices.
Absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk 30 days prior to an election. Request the absentee ballot application from the
clerk or submit a request in writing which should include your name, voting address, mailing address and signature. The Clerk may
accept completed absentee ballots submitted in person until 5 p.m. the day before an election or until 5 p.m. on Election Day if
received through the mail.
When registering to vote, you will not be required to register as a member of a political party (republican or democratic) -- you may
register as an undeclared voter. Undeclared voters may declare a party and vote at any primary. The law allows an undeclared
voter to declare a party at the polls, vote the ballot of that party, and then change their party affiliation back to undeclared simply
by completing the form available from the Supervisors of the Checklist at the polling place. Voters may also change their party
affiliation at the Town Clerk’s Office.
If you are unsure of your party affiliation, you should contact the Town Clerk’s Office, as they have the records of party membership.