Please note, for each voting day that you will be away, you must request an Application for Absentee Ballot from the Bow Town Clerk's office. The Application is different for each election or voting day, such as Town and School elections, State Elections, State Primary's, etc. The ballot will be mailed to you at the mailing address on your request form, once we receive the ballots. It is the voter's responsibility to mail the ballot back to the Bow Town Clerk's office in time for your vote to be counted.
Generally, all U.S. citizens 18 years or older who are or will be residing outside the United States during an election period are eligible to vote absentee in any election for Federal office. In addition, all members of the Uniformed Services, their family members, and members of the Merchant Marine and their family members, who are U.S. citizens, may vote absentee in Federal, state and local elections. The Federal Voting Assistance Program's website is a good source of information for citizens covered by this program. For an armed service voter, "legal voting residence" can be the state or territory where you last resided prior to entering military service or the state or territory that you have since claimed as your legal residence. For overseas citizens, "legal state of residence" for voting purposes is the state or territory where you last resided immediately prior to your departure from the United States. For more specifics on determining voting residency please consult the Voting Assistance Guide.