Voting In Connecticut

PRIMARY ELECTION
August 14, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Online/Mail | August 9, 2018
In-person | 12:00pm, August 13, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING CONNECTICUT ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First-time registrants submitting by mail are asked for their Connecticut Driver's License or 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.

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: Seven (7) days before a General Election and five (5) days before a Primary Election. Deadline to switch parties before a Primary Election is three (3) months before the Primary Election.

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

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Registrar of Voters.

DEADLINE: Seven (7) days before a General Election. Deadline to switch parties before a Primary Election is three (3) months before the Primary Election.

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

Same-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 more info.

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 State ID will be automatically registered to vote unless they Opt-Out.

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).

Registration Portability?

LIMITED. Voters who move to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as their old address, can vote a regular ballot at that polling place after confirming your change of address at that polling place. This is true regardless of how close to the election you moved.

Voters who move to a new address within the same municipality but with a different polling place, can vote a regular ballot at the polling place associated with your new address if you transfer your registration with municipal election officials, or registrars of voters. If you attempt to transfer registration on Election Day, both registrars must approve the request.

If the registrars cannot confirm that you are registered in the municipality, or if both registrars do not agree to transfer the voter registration, then you can vote by provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will be counted if you are registered in the municipality.

Voters who move to a different municipality (city, borough, or town), MUST register to vote at the new address to be eligible to vote.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NO. ID will be requested, but if a voter does NOT provide ID they may sign an affidavit. Click HERE for more info.

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.