Connecticut voter registration guide
Connecticut voter registration deadlines
- Register to vote (online): 7 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked 7 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (in person): Election Day
Check your Connecticut voter registration status
- If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Connecticut registration using the Connecticut voter registration lookup site.
- If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.
Connecticut voter registration rules
To register in Connecticut you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Connecticut and of the town where you want to vote
- be 17 years old (you can vote when you turn 18)
- not currently be declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law
- if convicted of a felony, have completed confinement and parole. If you have been convicted of an election related crime, you cannot vote until you have completed prison, probation, and parole.
Connecticut online voter registration
You can register to vote online if you have a Connecticut driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card issued by the Connecticut DMV.
- Visit the Connecticut online voter registration site.
- Fill out all the required fields.
- You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
- You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your local election office.
- The deadline to register to vote online is 7 days before Election Day .
Connecticut by-mail voter registration
- Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 - ID Number: Connecticut Driver's License Number, or if none, the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Connecticut has a closed primary system. You must register with a politcal party if you wish to vote in that party's primary elections.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
- Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
- Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
- Your voter registration form must be postmarked 7 days before Election Day .
Connecticut in-person voter registration
- Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
- Bring your Connecticut driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and Connecticut address. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.
Connecticut same day registration
- Summary: Connecticut has same day registration. You can register and vote on Election Day.
- Where to go:
Go to your town's Election Day Registration location. Click here to find where to vote.
- What to bring:
Bring your Connecticut driver's license, birth certificate, Social Security card, student ID, state ID card or any ID that shows your name and current address. If you don't have a valid ID, you may also bring a utility bill that has your name, current address and a due date no later than thirty days after the election or, if you are a student, you may bring a registration or fee statement that includes your name and current address.
- Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.
Election Day Registration (EDR) for Connecticut is only available at a designated EDR voting locations in each town, beginning at 6 am and ending at 8 pm. You will register and vote at the designated EDR location in your town. EDR IS NOT AVAILABLE at your precinct polling place. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency.
Connecticut does not have same day registration for primary elections or special elections.
Registering to vote in Connecticut with a felony conviction
Voting rights are restored automatically upon release from prison. You can register to vote. Connecticut restoration information
Local election office
Contact your local election office if you have questions.
Statewide election office
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Connecticut elections. You can contact them with questions, but your local election office will probably respond faster.
Secretary of State Elections Division 30 Trinity Street Hartford, CT 06106
- Connecticut online voter registration
- Connecticut voter status lookup
- Connecticut absentee ballot tracker
- Connecticut polling place locator