Town Clerk

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61 Echo Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06795
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Ph: 860.945.5230
Fax: 860.945.2706
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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Contact Information

Town Clerk: Lisa Dalton                             
 daltonl@watertownct.org

Assistant Town Clerk: Sherry Cosmos   
 cosmos@watertownct.org

Administrative Assistant:  Catherine Mullen
mullen@watertownct.org                       



General Information


The office of the Town Clerk is the oldest office in American History. It was created with the landing of the early settlers in America and serves as a direct link between the citizens of the community and their government. The Connecticut General Statutes charge the Town Clerk with hundreds of functions.  Every town and city in Connecticut has a Town Clerk who serves in the role as custodian of official public records (land records, vital statistics, Board & Commission agendas and minutes, election results); communicator of public policy; organizer of public business; recorder of the community’s history, performer of many varied tasks that assist in the smooth operation of local governance. The office is the central hub of local government, linking citizens with the documentation of their town’s business and events.

The Town Clerk’s office provides information on all property sales and transfers to the Assessor and Tax Collector.   Absentee ballots, marriage, hunting, fishing, and dog licenses are issued by the Town Clerk’s office.  Photocopies of agendas, minutes, land records, and maps are available for a fee as are certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and veteran discharge records.  Duties also include processing all town notary appointments, appointment of Justices of the Peace, and acceptance for filing lawsuits and claims.  As election officials, the Town Clerk and staff may accept voter registrations in the absence of the Registrars of Voters.

The office and land records vault are used daily by title searchers, attorneys, bankers, appraisers, civil engineers, surveyors, real estate agents, and the general public.

EARLY VOTING INFORMATION:
Public Act 23-5, as amended by PA 23-204, (hereafter the "Early Voting Act") established early voting for state and municipal regular general elections, special elections, and most primaries, including a Presidential Preference Primary, held on or after April 1, 2024. The requirement does not apply to town committee primaries or referenda.

The Early Voting Act created an early voting process that allows eligible people to cast a ballot before the day of an election or primary.  The number of days and period of time that a voter can cast an early ballot varies depending on the voting type.  

Please click here for further Early Voting information: Early Voting Information
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Primary Legal Notice

Notice is hereby given that a Primary of the political party listed below will be held in your town on August 13, 2024 for nomination to each office indicated below.

Notice is also hereby given that the following are the names of the party-endorsed candidates, if any, for nomination to each office indicated, together with the street address of said candidate. The party endorsed candidates, if any, are indicated by an asterisk. Additionally, the following are the names of all other candidates who have filed their certificates of eligibility and consent to primary or have satisfied the primary petitioning requirement in conformity with the General Statutes as candidates for nomination to each office indicated, together with the street address of candidates. 

Office                                    Party                     Candidate                           Address

United States Senator    Republican          *Gerry Smith                     163 Laskey Rd., Beacon Falls, CT 06403

                                                                                         Matthew M. Corey          181 Center St., Manchester, CT 06040

Dated at Hartford, Connecticut, this 27th day of June, 2024.

Stephanie Thomas

SECRETARY OF THE STATE

The foregoing is a copy of the notice which I have received from the Office of the Secretary of the State, in accordance with Section 9-433 of the General Statutes. As provided such primary will begin with early voting on August 5, 2024 through August 11, 2024, and the primary of the referenced party for nomination to the state or district offices therin specified will be held on August 13, 2024. The hours of voting during early voting and at said primary and the location of the polls will be as follows:

Early Voting – Hours of Voting:                                 Location:

August 05, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.            61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT (lower main entrance)

August 06, 2024 – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.               61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT (lower main entrance)

August 07, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.            61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT (lower main entrance)

August 08, 2024 – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.               61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT (lower main entrance)

August 09, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.            61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT (lower main entrance)

August 10, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.            61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT (lower main entrance)

August 11, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.            61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT (lower main entrance)

Primary Day, August 13, 2024- 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Primary Day Voting District Locations:

68-01                 Watertown High School, 324 French St., Watertown, CT 06795

68-02                 Judson School, 124 Hamilton Lane, Watertown, CT 06795

68-03                 Swift Middle School, 250 Colonial St., Oakville, CT 06779

68-04                 Polk School, 437 Buckingham St., Oakville, CT 06779

Absentee ballots will be counted at the following central location:  Town Hall, 61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, CT 06795

Dated at Watertown, Connecticut, this 27thth day of June, 2024.

Lisa Dalton, Watertown Town Clerk                                                                          TT 6/27/24