VOTING IN CONNECTICUT
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)
Registration Form (Spanish)

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

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

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

CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION DEADLINE
Three (3) months before any Election.

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Registrar of Voters.

Online Registration

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

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

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

Election Day Registration

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 or check here for a list of EDR locations and hours.

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

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

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.

Can you pre-register?

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

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.

Have you moved?

For registered voters who have moved within the state of Connecticut but have 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.

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

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP ("Safe at Home") may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

Only Absentee Voters may vote early in person (AKA "in person absentee voting"). Voters who qualify may apply for an absentee ballot at their Town Clerk's Office and vote that ballot at the same time.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand in-person early voting to all Connecticut voters.

Vote-by-Mail

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

Ask your state representatives to expand vote-by-mail to all Connecticut voters.

Absentee Voting

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

Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Absentee Ballot Application (Spanish)
Emergency Application (English)
Emergency Application (Spanish)

Where to mail your Application

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Regular Absentee Ballot: Received seven (7) days before Election Day
Emergency Absentee Ballot: Received by 8:00pm on Election Day

For more info on Absentee Voting:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your Town Clerk

Ask your state representatives to create "no excuse" absentee voting for all Connecticut voters.

Do you need Voter ID?

Voters will be requested to show a Non-Photo ID from a list of acceptable IDs. Click HERE for more info.

NOTE: Some 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. See Provisional Ballots for more info.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:

• a first-time voter cannot provide identification
• their name is not on the registered voters list
• their name has been marked for receiving an absentee ballot
• their right to vote is challenged
• the vote after the polls close due to a court order

NOTE: In order for the ballot to count, the voter must reside in the voting district in which they are trying to vote.

Polling Hours

6:00am to 8:00pm, Eastern Time Zone

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 8:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Voters must affiliate with a party to vote on that party's primary ballot. Voters who wish to switch parties must do so at least three (3) months before the Primary Election.

Unaffliated voters may register as a Democrat or Republican by completing a new voter registration form either before the Primary Election registration deadline or at an Election Day Registration location.

CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION DEADLINE
Three (3) months before Election Day

Youth Vote in Primary?

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

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Connecticut, or students who already live in Connecticut but attend college in another part of the state should visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can visit the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

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 who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can check out the Connecticut Voters with Disabilities Fact Sheet.

 

 

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.