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.
- The Primary Election previously scheduled for April 28 has been postponed to August 11 by an executive order of the governor
- The governor signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in Connecticut to vote absentee in the August 11, 2020 primary elections
- Connecticut Secretary of State 2020 Election Plan
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Connecticut State Website
Connecticut voter registration deadlines
- In Person: 7 days before Election Day.
- By Mail: Postmarked 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.