Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8th
Here’s everything you need to make your voting plan!
Register to Vote
Connecticut offers same-day registration on Election Day!
Before the election, you can register online, by mail or in-person at your town or city hall. The deadlines for each method are listed below:
Online: If you register online, your voter registration must be received by Nov. 1 (7 days before Election Day.)
Mail: If you register by mail, your voter registration must be postmarked by Nov. 1 (7 days before Election Day.)
In-person: Fill out your application and bring required identification information to your Registrar of Voters at town/city hall or other approved drop-off location. Voter registration forms must be received 7 days before a general election (or Noon before the last business day before a primary election). Applications: English / Spanish
Day-of-Election Registration: If you need to register on Election Day, or don’t have confirmation that your registration was received, you can register and vote at a designated Election Day Registration (EDR) polling site. Please note that this is NOT necessarily your local polling location. Find your EDR location here.
Not sure of your registration status? Find out here.
- Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked by Nov. 1.
- Online voter registration must be made by Nov. 1.
- Completed absentee ballot applications must be received by Nov. 7 – either by mail or dropped off in-person at your Registrar of Voters office.
- Election Day (Nov 8) voter registration must be done at the designated Election Day Registration location in your town. Find yours here.
Where + when to vote
Polls are open on Election Day in Connecticut from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
What you need to bring
ID is required to vote in Connecticut.
Valid forms of ID include:
- Social security card
- Any pre-printed form of identification that shows your name and address, OR name and signature, OR name and photograph
If you go to your polling place without one of the forms of ID as described above, you can vote a regular ballot by signing an affidavit in lieu of ID.
If you are a first time voter who registered by mail after January 1, 2003, are voting for the first time in a primary or general election with federal candidates on the ballot, and have a “mark” next to your name on the official registry list, you must present one of the following:
- A copy of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address
If you do not have any of the above forms of ID you may vote a provisional ballot.
RESOURCES FOR VOTERS WITH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
Overseas + Military Voting
Learn how to vote if you are living abroad or serving in the military from Overseas Vote Foundation.
Voting as a Student
Learn how to vote while being a student from the Campus Vote Project.
Voting for People with Disabilities
Learn more about voting in Connecticut if you have a disability.
Voting for People with Convictions
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote from Restore Your Vote.
CT Election Office
Connecticut Director of Elections