If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: (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.
- According to a July Special Session Act (and Secretary of State guidance), all voters are now eligible to vote by absentee ballot in Connecticut due to the pandemic. Voters will need to check the COVID-19 box on the application.
- Connecticut Secretary of State 2020 Election Plan
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Connecticut State Website
Connecticut voter registration deadlines
- In Person: Note: Connecticut also has Election Day Registration on Election Day.
- By Mail: Postmarked or received 7 days before Election Day.
- Online: 7 days before Election Day.
Election Day Registration:
If the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still register to vote in person at a designated Election Day Registration office. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Connecticut voter registration rulesTo register in Connecticut you must:
- be a citizen of the United States;
- be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you wish to vote;
- be at least 18 years old on the next election;
- have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony.
Connecticut voter registration directions
- Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Sign and date your form. This is very important!
- Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
- Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.