Public Act No. 11-173
An Act Concerning Revisions to Elections Related Statutes
Sec. 56. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2012) (a) Any elector who is permanently physically disabled and who files an application for an absentee ballot with a certification from a primary care provider, indicating that such elector is permanently physically disabled and unable to appear in person at such elector's designated polling location, shall be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status and shall receive an application for an absentee ballot for each election, primary or referendum conducted in such elector's municipality for which such elector is eligible to vote. Such elector's permanent absentee ballot status shall remain in effect until such elector: (1) Is removed from the official registry list of the municipality, (2) is removed from permanent absentee ballot status pursuant to the provisions of this section, or (3) requests that he or she no longer receive such permanent absentee ballot status.
(b) The registrars of voters shall send written notice to each such elector with permanent absentee ballot status in January of each year, on a form prescribed by the Secretary of the State, for the purpose of determining if such elector continues to reside at the address indicated on the elector's permanent absentee ballot application. If such written notice is not returned within thirty days or is returned as undeliverable, the elector in question shall be removed from permanent absentee ballot status. If such elector indicates on such notice that the elector no longer resides at such address and the elector's new address is within the same municipality, the registrars of voters shall change the elector's address pursuant to section 9-35 of the general statutes and such elector shall retain permanent absentee ballot status. If the elector indicates on such notice that the elector no longer resides in the municipality, the registrars of voters shall remove such individual from the registry list of the municipality and send such individual an application for voter registration. Failure to return such written notice shall not result in the removal of an elector from the official registry list of the municipality.
(Emphasis Added) Notice of Permanent Absentee Ballot Status Application
“Connecticut General Statutes § 1-217 prohibits the Town of Griswold from disclosing, under the Freedom of Information Act, the residential address of any of the following persons:
(1) A federal court judge, federal court magistrate, judge of the Superior Court, Appellate Court or Supreme Court of the state, or family support magistrate;
(2) A sworn member of a municipal police department, a sworn member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety or a sworn law enforcement officer within the Department of Environmental Protection;
(3) An employee of the Department of Correction;
(4) An attorney-at-law who represents or has represented the state in a criminal prosecution;
(5) An attorney-at-law who is or has been employed by the Public Defender Services Division or a social worker who is employed by the Public Defender Services Division;
(6) An inspector employed by the Division of Criminal Justice;
(7) A firefighter;
(8) An employee of the Department of Children and Families;
(9) A member or employee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles;
(10) An employee of the judicial branch;
(11) An employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services who provides direct care to patients;
(12) A member or employee of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
If you fall within one or more of these categories, please inform us in writing or by e-mail at the following address:
Valerie Pudvah , Town Clerk, 28 Main Street, Griswold, CT 06351
Your letter should be written on business letterhead, and should provide us with 1) your name, 2) your residential address in town, and 3) the exempt classification to which you belong. Please note that this law applies only to residential addresses, not to business addresses. We look forward to hearing from you.
Responding to Freedom of Information Requests
“We are in receipt of your freedom of information request, dated _______.
While the Town of Griswold possesses public records that are responsive
to your request, aspects of thosedocuments may be prohibited from disclosure
pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 1-217. We are in the process of
attempting to identify which records or portions of records are prohibited
from disclosure. As soon as we are able to do so, we will respond
to your request promptly.