PRIMARY: Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (OR received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 5th day before a primary). You may apply in person to your town clerk or registrar until 12:00 noon on the last business day before a primary.
ELECTION: Your application must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election (OR you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election).
Party Affiliation: Must be a registered party member to vote in primary elections. Enrolled elector can transfer to new parties up until three months before the election to be eligible to vote in the primary.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: At least 17 years old (must be age 18 by election day)
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a resident in a Connecticut town
Felony Convictions: Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony
ID Requirements: Connecticut driver's license or Social security number required to register
Other Voter Registration Qualifications: If you move to a different town, you must fill out a new voter registration card
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Connecticuit online Voter Registration Application, form must be completed and submitted by mail or in person.
In person: You can obtain an application at any Registrar of Voter's office
By mail/in writing: You can obtain an application from any Registrar of Voter's office or online and return it to the Registrar of Voter's office or Voter registration agency.
By fax: Contact your local Registrars of Voters for faxing options.
Other Voter Registration Application Information: Connecticut/HAVA Voters' Bill of Rights
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Connecticut online verification site available here. You can contact your Registrar of Voters to verify your registration status also.
Phone: Call your local Registrar of Voters or the Secretary of State at (800) 540-3764 or (860) 509-6100 (TDD, 800-303-3161)
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee:
You are eligible to vote with an absentee ballot if you are unable to appear at the polling place during the hours of voting for one of the reasons below:
- Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
- Absence from the town during all of the hours of voting
- Religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary or referendum
- Duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than my own during all of the hours of voting
- Physical disability
Other absentee voter qualifications: You must complete a new absentee ballot application for each election, primary, and referendum.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Online: English and Spanish absentee ballot applications available.
In person: You can obtain an application at any Registrar of Voters. To cast the ballot, mark the ballot card and return it to the town clerk's office in your town of residence.
By mail: You can obtain an application at any Registrar of Voters. To cast the ballot, mark the ballot card and mail it to the town clerk's office in your town of residence.
Military and overseas voting: An elector who is (1) temporarily living or expects to be living or traveling outside the territorial limits of the United States before and on election day or (2) a member of the armed forces or the spouse or dependent living where such member is stationed is eligible for an absentee ballot sent outside the territorial United States.
Emergency Voting: Connecticut emergency absentee ballot application
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: Return the completed application to your municipal clerk. If your municipal clerk has a fax machine, you may fax this application to the clerk but must also mail this completed application with your original signature to the clerk, either separately or with your absentee ballot. If your application with your original signature is not received by the close of the polls on the day of the election, primary, or referendum, your absentee ballot will not be counted. Absentee ballots issued to military and overseas voters will be sent out beginning 90 days before the regular election and the same voters may receive an absentee ballot as well as a complete list of candidates and questions will be issued beginning 45 days before a regular election and 30 days before a primary.
Early voting qualifications: Early voting is not available in Connecticut
Verifying Registration: Connecticut online registration verification available here. You can also contact your Registrar of Voters to verify your registration.
Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/
Time off to vote: Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Connecticut law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.
Polling Place: Connecticut registration and polling information finder
ID Requirements: Connecticut voter identification requirementsHow to Vote: Optical scan
Connecticut Voting Demonstrations
How to Vote: Ballots counted by optical scan
Connecticut Voting Demonstrations
Additional Voter Instructions
Problems with voting: Connecticut does not have a HAVA complaint form in place. Direct complaints or problems with voting to your local Registrar of Voters.
Verifying provisional ballot status: Connecticut provisional ballot guidelines and policies
Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your Registrar of Voter's office for absentee ballot verification