Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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Get Out The Vote!

How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need a current driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo ID card issued by the DMV, and a signature on file with DMV.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

dir.ct.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a resident of a Connecticut town
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be convicted of a felony, or if previously convicted of a felony, have completed your prison sentence and parole and paid all related fines
  • Not be mentally incompetent

How to Vote

Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 6 AM–8 PM. You can vote as long as you’re in line by 8 PM.

Bring an accepted ID, if required.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 6 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID, if required.

Registration requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Connecticut. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Connecticut address
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be convicted of a felony, or if previously convicted of a felony, have completed your prison sentence and parole and paid all related fines

In person ID requirements

Connecticut has 2 different ID requirements, depending on when you registered to vote. Most voters must present one of the following IDs:

  • Social Security card
  • Any pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address, name and signature, or name and photo

If you cannot present an ID, you’ll be required to sign a brief statement confirming your identity

If you’re a first time voter who registered by mail and you didn’t provide ID when you registered, you must present one of the following forms of ID:

  • A copy of a current photo ID that shows your name and address
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address

 

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