State of Connecticut Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Connecticut General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Received by Tue Oct 27, 2020
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 27, 2020
  • Last Day to Change Party Affiliation Tue Oct 27, 2020
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 2, 2020 12:00pm EST
  • Election Day Registration

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Nov 2, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm
All Connecticut voters may apply for and cast an Absentee Ballot for the November 3, 2020 election. All Connecticut voters will also automatically be sent mail-in ballot applications for the November 3, 2020 election. Election Day Registration (EDR) is available only at specific EDR locations. Voters CANNOT register at their polling place.

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

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

Any voter may applies for and cast an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 election due to COVID-19.

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

Restorative Requirements

  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
For further information, please see US Vote's [Connecticut Ex-offender and Misdemeanor Voting Rights](https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/connecticut/) page.

Student Eligibility

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

Voter Registration

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

  • Learner's Permit
  • The 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

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Overseas & Military Voters

Connecticut General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 5:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 5:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Nov 2, 2020 Received by Mon Nov 2, 2020

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm EST
All Connecticut voters may apply for and cast an Absentee Ballot for the November 3, 2020 election. All Connecticut voters will also automatically be sent mail-in ballot applications for the November 3, 2020 election. Election Day Registration (EDR) is available only at specific EDR locations. Voters CANNOT register at their polling place.

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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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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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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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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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.