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VOTER REGISTRATION


Registration Deadline:


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.


GENERAL: Your application must be submitted or received by a voter registration agency by the 7th day before an election (OR you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election).


However, Connecticut now offers Election Day Registration. If you miss the deadline for registering for an election, you can register and vote in person on Election Day at your town’s Election Day Registration location.


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS


Age: At least 17 years old (must be age 18 on or before election day); 17 year olds, who will turn 18 on or before election day, may participate in general primary.


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 disenfranchising felony


ID Requirements: click here


 


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM


Online: in English and in Spanish.


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 Voters office or Voter registration agency.


By fax: Contact your local Registrars of Voters for faxing options.


 


VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS


Online: Voter Registration Lookup


Phone: Call your local Registrar of Voters or the Secretary of State at (860) 509-6200


 


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


- Illness


- Religious beliefs 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: For more information on military and overseas voting, click here.


Emergency Voting: Connecticut emergency absentee ballot application


 


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


Complete your ballot, carefully following the instructions that are included and return it by mail or in person. Only complete absentee ballots received before the close of polls on the day of the election will be counted.


 


EARLY VOTING


Early voting qualifications: Early voting is not available in Connecticut.


 


QUALIFICATIONS


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/


Polling Place: click here


ID Requirements: Connecticut voter identification requirements


Problems with voting: Connecticut/HAVA Voters' Bill of Rights. 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.


 


 

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