Connecticut State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Connecticut State Legislature Special Election held on Tue Feb 28, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Feb 21, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Feb 21, 2017
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Feb 28, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Feb 27, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • In-Person by Mon Feb 27, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Feb 28, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Special Elections will take place for State Senate District 2, Senate District 32, and House District 115.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at the polls on Election Day

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 all of 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

Students living away from home may choose:

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

You are eligible to vote in Connecticut if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Connecticut
  • Are a U.S citizen

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Connecticut if your voting rights have been restored

Voter Registration

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

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

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

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

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:

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

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Connecticut State Legislature Special Election held on Tue Feb 28, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:00pm EST Received by Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Feb 27, 2017 Received by Mon Feb 27, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:00pm EST
Special Elections will take place for State Senate District 2, Senate District 32, and House District 115.

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.

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.

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.

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If ballot request/registration submitted by fax or e-mail, it must also be submitted by mail. If faxing, the original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive separately or with ballot before close of polls on Election Day if you are already registered and are merely requesting an absentee ballot. If faxing, original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive before 5:00 pm on the day before the election if you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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If ballot request/registration submitted by fax or e-mail, it must also be submitted by mail. If faxing, the original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive separately or with ballot before close of polls on Election Day if you are already registered and are merely requesting an absentee ballot. If faxing, original, signed voter registration/absentee ballot request form must arrive before 5:00 pm on the day before the election if you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot.