Connecticut Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Connecticut Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Connecticut voting rules and options. It focuses on Connecticut-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Connecticut voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Connecticut voting tools. It's an all-in-one Connecticut voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Connecticut Federal and State Elections

Tue Apr 2, 2024 - Connecticut Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Online by
    Fri Mar 15, 2024
  • Post Received by

    Mail-in applications must be received by this date for unaffiliated voters; and postmarked by this date for new voters.


    Fri Mar 15, 2024
  • In-Person, Received by
    Mon Apr 1, 2024 12:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Submitted by
Mon Apr 1, 2024 4:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • In-Person, Received by
    Mon Apr 1, 2024 4:00PM EDT
  • Post Received by
    Tue Apr 2, 2024 8:00PM EDT
  • Received in Dropbox by
    Tue Apr 2, 2024 8:00PM EDT

Early Voting Available

Early Voting

There is no early voting on Friday, March 29th.


From Tue Mar 26, 2024 to Sat Mar 30, 2024

January 2, 2024: Deadline for enrolled party members to transfer enrollment from one party to the other, for voting in their "new" party's presidential primary.

March 25, 2024 12:00 noon: Deadline for unaffiliated voters who seek to vote during the early voting period to file an application with the registrars of voters.

April 1, 2024 12:00 noon: In-person enrollment deadline, for new voters and unaffiliated voters enrolling in a party in person at Town Hall, for voting on the day of the primary.

Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

Tue Aug 13, 2024 - Connecticut State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Thu Aug 8, 2024
  • Election Day Registration & Voting
    Tue Aug 13, 2024 8:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Submitted by
Mon Aug 12, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • In-Person, Received by
    Mon Aug 12, 2024
  • Post Received by
    Tue Aug 13, 2024 8:00PM EDT
  • Received in Dropbox by
    Tue Aug 13, 2024 8:00PM EDT

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Mon Jul 29, 2024 to Sun Aug 11, 2024

Connecticut Local Elections

Tue Feb 27, 2024 - City of Bridgeport Mayoral Special Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Received by
    Tue Feb 20, 2024
  • Election Day Registration & Voting
    Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:00PM EST

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Submitted by
Mon Feb 26, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • In-Person, Received by
    Mon Feb 26, 2024
  • Post Received by
    Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:00PM EST
  • Received in Dropbox by
    Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:00PM EST

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Mon Feb 12, 2024 to Sun Feb 25, 2024

General Information

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your town clerk or registrar office
  • at your Election Day Registration location
  • at some public assistance offices and motor vehicle offices

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Absentee Voting

To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Absence from your voting area during hours of voting
  • Illness
  • Religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary or referendum
  • Duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than your own during all of the hours of voting
  • Physical disability
  • Caretaking of a disabled or chronically ill person

Only the voter, the voter's family member, or the voter's caregiver may return the absentee ballot.

Students living away from home may choose:

  • To vote by absentee ballot in your home town
  • Register and vote in your college town

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Connecticut if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of Connecticut
  • are 17 years of age and will be 18 by the next election

You are not eligible to vote in Connecticut if:

  • You are in prison or jail for a felony conviction
  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.

If convicted by another State or by a Federal Court and you have completed your sentence, including probation or parole, AND paid all fines ordered at the time of conviction, you may register to vote.

You may preregister to vote in Connecticut

  • At the age of 17

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Connecticut if:

  • You reside in Connecticut but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Connecticut

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Connecticut you should provide one of the following:

  • Connecticut Learner's Permit
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Connecticut Driver's License Number
  • Your Connecticut non-driver ID number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your Current Name and Address

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Connecticut you are required to show ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Social Security Card
  • Any Form of ID which shows your Name and either your Address, Photo or Signature

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Connecticut Federal and State Elections

Tue Apr 2, 2024 - Connecticut Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Submitted by
Tue Apr 2, 2024 8:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Apr 1, 2024 4:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Apr 2, 2024 8:00PM EDT

Tue Aug 13, 2024 - Connecticut State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Submitted by
Tue Aug 13, 2024 8:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Aug 12, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Aug 13, 2024 8:00PM EDT

Connecticut Local Elections

Tue Feb 27, 2024 - City of Bridgeport Mayoral Special Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Submitted by
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:00PM EST

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Feb 26, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:00PM EST

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Voting Military

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?