How to Register to Vote in Connecticut
This article describes how to register to vote in Connecticut. Connecticut offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Connecticut by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
Register to vote in Connecticut In-person
- You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, October 30. Contact your local election officefor information on when and where to register to vote.
- Learn more by visiting the Secretary of State for Connecticutor contacting your local election official.
Who can vote
- To register in Connecticut you must be a citizen of the United States and be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you wish to vote
- Must be 17 years old. You can vote when you turn 18
- Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony, and have had your voting rights restored by Registrars of Voters
- Not currently be declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law
Register to vote in Connecticut Online
- Connecticut offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need a Connecticut ID to use Connecticut’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have a Connecticut-issued ID, you can still register to vote by mail.
- You can register online until Tuesday, October 30.
Register to vote in Connecticut By-mail voter registration
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 – ID Number: When you register to vote, you must provide either your Connecticut driver’s license number, or if none, the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Box 7 – Choice of Party: Connecticut requires that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. You should register with the party whose primary you would like to vote in.
- Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
- Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 30.
Military and overseas voters Register to vote in Connecticut
Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Connecticut.
Check your voter registration status
You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Connecticut’s voter registration lookup tool.
Dates and deadlines
- Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
- The deadline to register online is Tuesday, October 30. By mail is Tuesday, October 30. And, in person is Tuesday, October 30.
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