Voting In Connecticut

PRIMARY ELECTION
August 14, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
August 9, 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.

ID REQUIRED to register to vote online. See ONLINE REGISTRATION for more info.

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.

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

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

Paper Form Registration

Voters can register to vote in-person at their County Registrar of Voters, or they can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Registrar of Voters.

DEADLINE | By Mail
General Election: Postmarked seven (7) days before the Election.
Primary Election: Postmarked five (5) days before the Primary Election.

DEADLINE | In-person
General Election: Seven (7) days before the Election.
Primary Election: 12:00pm on last business day before the Primary Election.

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

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. Click HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their Town Clerk.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No specific deadline, but recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day.

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 HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Connecticut.

Felon Voting Rights

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after serving their term of incarceration and parole, as well as paid all applicable fines and fees. Click HERE for more info.

Ex-felons on probation MAY vote.

All ex-felons 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.