State of Connecticut Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Local Elections

Connecticut Municipal General Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Oct 26, 2021
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:00pm EDT
  • In-Person, Received by Mon Nov 1, 2021 8:00pm EDT
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 2, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Nov 1, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

  • In-Person, Received by Mon Nov 1, 2021
  • Post received by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Nov 2, 2021

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your town clerk or registrar office
  • at your Election Day Registration location

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Absentee Voting

To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Absence from your voting area during all of hours of voting
  • Illness
  • 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 your own during all of the hours of voting
  • Physical disability

Students living away from home may choose:

  • To vote by absentee ballot in your home town
  • Register and vote in your college town

You are eligible to vote in Connecticut if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Connecticut
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are not eligible to vote in Connecticut if:

  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
For further information, please see US Vote's [Connecticut Ex-offender and Misdemeanor Voting Rights](https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/connecticut/) page.

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Connecticut if:

  • You reside in Connecticut but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Connecticut

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Connecticut you should provide one of the following:

  • Learner's Permit
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Connecticut Driver's License Number
  • Your Connecticut non-driver ID number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Connecticut you are required to show ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Social Security Card
  • Any Form of ID which shows your Name and either your Address, Photo or Signature

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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