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Connecticut voter registration
- In Person: 7 days before Election Day. If you miss the deadline, you can also register at a designated Election Day Registration location in your town on Election Day.
- By Mail: Postmarked 7 days before Election Day.
- Online: 7 days before Election Day.
- To 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 17 years old. You can vote when you turn 18.
- have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony
- not currently be declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law
- 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.
- If you have been convicted of a felony and have questions about whether you can register to vote, visit Restore Your Vote to determine your eligibility.
Connecticut absentee ballots
- In Person:
- By Mail: 1 day before Election Day. We recommend applying at 7 days before Election Day.
- Election Day.
- You may vote by absentee ballot in Connecticut if:
- You will be absent from town during all the hours of voting
- You are ill
- You have a physical disability which makes it difficult for you to get to the polls
- You are active duty within the US military
- Your religious tenets forbid secular (non-religious) activity on Election Day
- Your required performance of duties as a primary, referendum, or election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours on Election Day
- Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
- Sign and date the form. This is very important!
- Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
- All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it's close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Office will let you fax or email the application.
- Make sure your application is received by the deadline. Your application must actually arrive by this time -- simply being postmarked by the deadline is insufficient.
- Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.
- Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
- Sign and date where indicated.
- Return your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
- Your voted ballot must be received by the close of polls on Election Day or it will not be counted. Ballots that are postmarked but not received by Election Day will not be considered on time.
- Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.
Connecticut early voting
Connecticut voter ID
Connecticut has 2 different ID requirements, depending on when you registered to vote. Most voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote in person:
- Social Security card
- Any pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address, name and signature, or name and photo
If you cannot present an ID, you'll be required to sign a brief statement confirming your identity.
If you're a first time voter who registered by mail and you didn't provide ID when you registered, you must present one of the following forms of ID to vote in person:
- A copy of a current photo ID that shows your name and address
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address
Absentee voters do not need to provide ID.