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Last update: Apr 08, 2021
Who can vote
To register in Connecticut you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you wish to vote
- be 17 years old. 17 year olds who will turn 18 on or before Election Day, may participate in the general primary
- have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony, and have had your voting rights restored by Registrars of Voters
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
No early votingConnecticut does not offer an early voting period. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot by mail or by visiting your local election office.
What to bring
- You may be asked to show ID to vote in Connecticut. Acceptable forms include: Social Security card; or any other pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address or name and signature, or name and photograph.
- If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, you will need to show proof of residence as well. Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo ID that shows your 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.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to sign an affidavit instead and then vote normally. If you're a first-time voter without ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.
- For more information, please visit VoteRiders.
Vote by mail
- Review the absentee ballot application and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
Election Day registration
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Military and overseas voters
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
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