Voting In Connecticut

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 30, 2018
Limited Election Day Registration Available

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. First-time registrants are requestd to provide their Connecticut Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID Number; or the last four digits of their social security numner. Voters can also provide a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows name and address.

A voter who does not provide this info may still register, but may be required to show ID when they vote for the first time.

NOTE: ID REQUIRED to register to vote online.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Connecticut Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID and a signature on file at the DMV to register online.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
General Election: Seven (7) days before the Election.
Primary Election: Five (5) days before the Election.
Switch Parties: Three (3) months before any Election.

NOTE: Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Registrar of Voters.

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE (General Election)
By Mail: Postmarked seven (7) days before the General Election.
In Person: Seven (7) days before the General Election.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE (Primary Election)
By Mail: Postmarked five (5) days before the Primary Election.
In-person: 12:00pm on last business day before the Primary Election.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE (Switch Parties)
Three (3) months before any Election.

NOTE: Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Election Day Registration

LIMITED. Voters can register to vote or update their information at an EDR Location from 6:00AM to 8:00PM on Election Day. Contact your County Registrar of Voters for EDR locations or check here for a list of EDR locations.

Voters CANNOT register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Connecticut voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

YES. Voters who apply for or renew a Connecticut Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID will be automatically registered to vote unless they Opt-Out.

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Connecticut but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME Muncipality, NEW Polling Place
Voters can request to transfer their registration on Election Day, but both registrars must approve the request. If both registrars do not agree to transfer the voter registration, or if the registrars cannot confirm that the voter is registered in the municipality then the voter can vote a Provisional Ballot.

NEW Address, NEW Muncipality
Voters must update their voter registration before the registration deadline to be eligible to vote.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NON-PHOTO ID REQUESTED. Voters are requested to show ID from a list of acceptable IDs. Click HERE for more info.

Voters who do not provide the requested ID may still vote after signing an affidavit. First-time voters who do not provide the requested ID may still vote a Provisional Ballot.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Voters can check HERE to see if they qualify.

For more information on absentee voting, voters should go HERE. Or they can contact their Town Clerk.

Get an Absentee Ballot Application
Where to mail your Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE
No specific deadline, but recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day in order to meet the ballot return deadline.

Contact your state representatives to enact "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Connecticut voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives to expand Vote-by-Mail to all Connecticut voters.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their Town Clerk's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Connecticut voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Connecticut should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Connecticut.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Connecticut.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a Connecticut state felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole

Voters convicted of a federal felony and/or convicted in another state will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • paid all court-ordered fines, fees, and/or restitution

Voters convicted of violating Connecticut Election laws will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.