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If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing a current and valid ID that shows your name and address the first time you vote. Valid forms of ID include: (1) a current and valid photo identification or (2) a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

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Connecticut voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: Submitted by noon the last business day before Election Day of a primary election. Submitted 7 days before Election Day of a general election. In addition, Connecticut also has Election Day registration on the Election Day of general elections.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 5 days before Election Day of a primary election. Postmarked 7 days before Election Day of a general election.
  • Online: Submitted 5 days before Election Day of a primary election. Submitted 7 days before Election Day of a general election.
Election Day Registration:

If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still register to vote and vote in person at a designated Election Day Registration office from 6am to 8pm during general elections if you are not registered in Connecticut or are registered in another Connecticut municipality. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.

Connecticut voter registration rules

To register in Connecticut:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States;
  • You must be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you wish to vote;
  • Be at least 17 years old and will be at least 18 years old on the next election;
  • You must have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony.

Connecticut voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.