How to Register to Vote in CT in 4 Easy Steps

Voter Registration How to Register to Vote in CT in 4 Easy Steps

How to Register to Vote in the State of Connecticut

Voting is a right and responsibility. To be eligible to vote in an election, you must be registered in your state. The State of Connecticut makes it easy to register to vote, but if you run into trouble, DoNotPay is ready to help.

Requirements for Voter Registration in Connecticut

To be eligible to register to vote in the State of Connecticut, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of the application, but turning 18 prior to election day.
  • United States citizen who is living in Connecticut.
  • If you are a convicted felon, you must have completed your incarceration and have registered to have your voter's rights restored.

How to Register to Vote in Connecticut

You have more than one way of registering to vote in the State of Connecticut, after you confirm that you are eligible to vote.

  1. Pick up a paper application, fill it out, and mail it back to the registrar's office.
  2. Register online
  3. Register in person with your local town clerk.
  4. Fill out an application for an absentee ballot.
  5. If you are a convicted felon who has completed their confinement, fill out an application to restore your right to vote.

You can visit the Voter Registration Lookup to check your voter registration status.

Registering by Mail

If you are a first-time voter who registered through the mail, and your first time voting is in a primary or election with federal candidates on the ballot, and there is a mark by your name on the registry list supplied to your assigned polling place, you will need to present a valid current ID that shows your name and address.

If you do not have that with you, you can present a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or other government document showing your name and address. If you do not have this documentation with you, you will need to sign a statement stating, under penalty of perjury, that you are the elector whose name is on the official list, and that it is really you signing the form.

Absentee Ballots

Voters in Connecticut who can’t make it to the polls on election day can apply for an absentee ballot. Reasons for absentee voting include:

  • Active military service
  • Religious beliefs that prevent secular activity on election day
  • Medical reasons
  • Performance of duties as an election official at a different polling place during voting hours
  • Absence from town of residence during voting hours

For those who have applied for an absentee ballot, your ballot will be mailed out:

  • 31 days prior to a general election
  • 21 days prior to a primary
  • 19 days prior to a referendum

If your application is received after these mailing dates, your ballot and supporting documentation will be mailed to you as quickly as possible. The laws are very strict when it comes to absentee ballots. If they are not filled out completely and signed by the voter, your ballot will not be counted. All absentee ballots need to be received before the polls close on the day of the election. You can return your absentee ballot either by mail or in person.

Voter Registration Deadlines in Connecticut

In Connecticut, the deadlines to register to vote in the general elections are:

MethodDeadline
Online7 days before Election Day
By MailMust be postmarked 7 days before Election Day
In-PersonAvailable up to and including on Election Day

Election Day Registration is available at a designated EDR location in each town. You will register and vote there and not at your polling place.

Other deadlines to remember:

  1. For a primary election, your application must be either postmarked or received by the registrar of voters by the 5th day prior to the primary. You can also apply in person to the registrar or town clerk until 12:00 noon on the last business day before the primary. Ballots received outside these parameters will not be counted.
  2. The last day that you can transfer your affiliation from one party to another is three months prior to the primary.
  3. All absentee ballots must be received by the close of the polls on election day. Absentee ballots received after this time will not be counted.

Having Trouble Getting Started? DoNotPay Can Help

While the State of Connecticut tries to make it easy for you to register to vote, there are times when one will still need help. You can always get help with your voter registration from DoNotPay.

All you have to do is:

  1. Search "voter registration" on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select whether you want to register to vote, change your voter information, cancel your registration, or verify your registration.

     

  3. Enter the state you want to register in (or are registered in) and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements. Answer a few questions about you to help us verify your identity and complete your application.

     

  4. Provide your signature and verify that your information is correct.

And that's it! DoNotPay will make sure your registration changes get sent to the right office, and your registration status is updated accordingly.

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