To use the online voter registration system you must have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the CT Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and a signature on file with DMV.
Online registration form (in English and Spanish): https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do
Printable forms (in English and Spanish): https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Register-to-Vote/Voter-Registration-Application-English-and-Spanish
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party
You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, but it is not required.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form.
The Registrar of Voters in each town maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local Registrar of Voters.
For online voter registration, a Connecticut drivers license or state ID is required.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence:
If you cannot meet any of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
First-time voters who meet certain requirements must present either a current and valid photo ID with their name and address OR “a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.”
If you cannot meet either of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
Voters who are not voting for the first time can present:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Obtaining a Driver’s License
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Application for Absentee Ballot (English or Spanish): https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
Where to get more info on candidates
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, Judges of Probate (elected every four years; next election in 2018)
State Senator (elected every two years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
|Municipal (odd years)||
School Board and other boards and commissions
Mayor or First Selectman
Registrar of Voters
Aldermen or Selectmen
Local ballot measures
Election Day is November 6, 2018
Dates of municipal elections can be found in the State Register and Manual https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Register-Manual/Register-Manual/Connecticut-State-Register--Manual
The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission (https://ct.gov/seec/site/default.asp) has “the authority to investigate possible violations of the election laws, inspect campaign finance records and reports, refer evidence of violations to the Chief State's Attorney or to the Attorney General, issue advisory opinions and make recommendations to the General Assembly concerning revisions to the state's election laws.”
Campaign Reporting Information System (www.ct.gov/seec/site/default.asp) provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings
(Adapted from The Librarian’s Reference Guide to Voter Registration, Voting & Elections by Rachel Dobkin)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
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