Update from the Town Clerk on Absentee Ballot Applications

The Secretary of the State’s office has mailed absentee ballot applications to every registered voter in Connecticut for the November 3, 2020, General Election.  Registered voters in Lyme began receiving their absentee ballot applications in the mail on Thursday, September 17.  If you wish to use the absentee ballot application you received in the mail, follow the directions on the insert included with the application, which are also listed here:

  1. Check that your personal information is correct in Section 1.
  2. Select a reason for voting by absentee ballot in Section 2. All voters may choose “COVID-19.”
  3. Sign your application in Section 3.
  4. Seal it in the envelope and drop it in the secure Official Ballot Drop Box at Lyme Town Hall on the sidewalk (preferred) or mail it in the postage-paid envelope included.

Things to remember:

  • If you have already submitted an absentee ballot application to the Lyme Town Clerk for the General Election on November 3, please destroy the application you receive from the State.
  • If you submitted an absentee ballot application for the Primary in August, that application was only for the Primary. If you wish to vote by absentee in the General Election in November, you must submit an absentee ballot application for the General Election.
  • Be sure to sign your application in Section 3, not Section 4. If someone assisted you in completing the application, that person would sign in Section 4.  You will not receive a ballot if you do not sign the application in Section 3.
  • Deposit your application in the Town of Lyme Official Drop Box only, not in the drop box of any other town. Residents should only deposit their applications in the drop box for the town where they are registered voters.
  • Absentee ballots will be sent out starting October 2.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk by phone at 860-434-7733, Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Lymes’ Senior Center Presents (Virtual) Concert with Tom Callinan on Sep. 23

On Wednesday, Sep. 23, at 1:00 p.m., on Zoom, Tom Callinan, known as the Nutmeg State’s first Official State Troubadour, will present a concert of songs and stories about Connecticut for Lymes’ Senior Center members and friends. To request the Zoom link for this free virtual performance, please contact Stephanie Gould at the center at 860-434-1605, ext. 240. 

All Lyme Public Hall 2020 Programs Canceled

Bill Denow, president of the Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives, today issued the following statement:

“Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, the published Lyme Public Hall and Lyme History Archives programs for the 2020 season are canceled. Programs previously listed as postponed are also canceled. Hall rentals will remain unavailable until the current situation returns to normal, hopefully following a successful vaccination period. We do expect to offer an online newsletter and possibly an online presentation via electronic media. The Local History Archives remains available for inquiries/requests by email at lymepublichall1877@gmail.com or by phone 860-958-9760.”