Connecticut Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Connecticut is: postmarked or received by the 5th day before the primary if submitted by mail (OR register in person until noon on the business day before the primary); and postmarked or received by the 14th day before an election if submitted by mail (OR you may register in person until the 7th day before an election).

Election Day Registration is available at one location in every town designated by the local registrars of voters. Usually this location is the Registrar’s office but you should check by calling them first: People registering on Election day will cast their ballot in that same location.

To register in Connecticut you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you wish to vote
  • be 17 years old. You can vote when you turn 18
  • have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony, and have had your voting rights restored by Registrars of Voters
  • not currently be declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law 

***Seventeen-year-olds may register to vote if they are turning 18 before Election Day. They may also vote in a general primary if they will be 18 by the general election.

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Connecticut?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? No

There is no early voting program in Connecticut.
Absentee ballots are available.  But ONLY if you: 1) are ill or physically disabled, 2) are serving in the military, 3) will be out of town on election day during all hours of voting, 3) will be providing service as a poll worker in polling places other than your own, or 4) cannot vote on election day for religious reasons.  You can apply for an absentee ballot here.  Your voted ballot must be received by the close of polls on Election Day.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

6:00am to 8:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

Photo ID is not required if you have voted in a previous federal election. But you will be asked for ID when you appear at your polling place. You may provide one of the following:

  • A social security card
  • Any pre-printed form of ID that shows your
  • (1) name and address, OR
  • (2) name and signature, OR
  • (3) name and photograph.

If you are unable to provide this ID you may still vote if you sign a statement under penalty of false statement on Form ED-681 entitled, "Signatures of Electors Who Did Not Present ID", provided by the Secretary of the State that the elector whose name appears on the official check list is the same person who is signing the form.

**Note for First Time Voters:
If you registered to vote by mail and did not provide identification then, and have not voted in your precinct before, you will need to show one of the following at the polls on Election Day:
  • A current valid photo ID showing your name and address
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck
  • A government document that shows your name and address

For more information, contact your state election office.

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