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    SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

    2020 Eligibility and Information
    If you are 60 or older, you may be eligible to receive vouchers in the amount of $18 for use at
    our local farmers’ markets. The packet includes 6 “checks” for $3 each = $18pp.
    The items available for purchase are:
    Fruits Vegetables Fresh Cut Herbs Honey from certified CT Grown Farms
    These items would have to be purchased at designated Farmer Markets or farms stands from August through
    October 2020. There is no cash value to these coupons – farmers cannot provide change. One packet of
    vouchers per person, per season only. You cannot receive vouchers from multiple service agencies.
    If you are a married couple, each person gets a packet.
    The maximum household income is $23,060 per year for a household of 1
    or $31,894 per year for a household of 2.
    To apply, contact the Senior Center at 860-739-5859. When you call, you should
    have your monthly income figure available. Additionally, we will want to know if you
    plan on doing the shopping or if you are going to send someone.

    ELECTION DAY IS COMING on Tuesday, November 3rd

    The Registrars of Voters want you to know that if you are not a registered voter but want to become one, you still have time before the national election. The Registrars’ office is located within the East Lyme Community Center and their office hours are: Mon and Tue 8am to 12pm – Wed 8am to 4pm and Thu and Fri 12pm to 4pm. When you arrive, you will need to provide some sort of identification and proof of address. Your CT driver’s license will suffice but if you do not have one, you can provide the last 4 digits of your social security number and a copy of a current and valid photo ID OR the last 4 digits of your social security number and a current utility bill, or a current bank statement, or a current government check, or a current paycheck or any other government document that shows name and address.
    The Town Clerk’s office would like you to know that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office will be mailing out absentee ballot applications to every registered voter in mid-September. If you choose to vote by absentee you can fill out the application and mail it to the East Lyme Town Clerk in the self-addressed stamped envelope that is provided with each application. You can also put the application in the drop box in front of the Town Hall (street side at the top of the stairs and the handicapped ramp) or you can bring it into the Town Clerk’s Office. If you have any questions when you receive that application please contact Karen Miller Galbo, East Lyme Town Clerk at 860-739-6931 ext. 1135.
    There are 3 polling locations this year. Please be sure you know which poll you go to vote.
    Lastly, the Senior Center will be providing rides to the polls. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our vehicles are limited to one person onboard at a time. If you are doing to request transportation from us, please make your request as soon as you can.