More than 1,600 absentee ballots mailed in Shelton

Exterior of Shelton City Hall, in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 11, 2021.

Exterior of Shelton City Hall, in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 11, 2021.

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SHELTON — As Election Day draws closer, the city clerk’s office remains busy.

City Clerk Margaret Domorod, as of Wednesday morning, said her office has received 1,650 absentee ballot applications and has sent out the ballots for the municipal election, which features Mayor Mark Lauretti seeking his 16th consecutive term against challenger David Eldridge.

Last year, with a presidential election and with applications sent by the Secretary of State’s office to all registered voters, Domorod said her office sent out a total of some 8,000 ballots.

Domorod said absentee ballot applications will be accepted through Nov. 1. Applications that day will be accepted in person. Absentee ballots should be placed in specially identified ballot boxes located at City Hall and Huntington Community Center by Election Day, Nov. 2.

Domorod said people from her office will be picking up ballots from these boxes several times on Election Day. Ballot boxes will be locked at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com