Election Day is November 8
- November 1 Deadline to postmark mail-in voter registrations
- November 1 Deadline to hand deliver voter registrations (same-day voter registration is available at the polls)
- November 7 Deadline to request absentee/mail-in ballot
- November 8 Deadline to receive mail-in and hand-delivered absentee ballots
- November 8 Election Day
To register to vote in Connecticut, you must:
- Be 18 years old
- Be a United States citizen
- Be living in Connecticut
- Not be currently incarcerated by reason of a felony conviction
How to register to vote:
The pre-election voter registration cutoff deadline is seven (7) days before Election Day. Connecticut also has Election Day Registration on Election Day itself for voters who need it.
Voter ID Requirements
- At the poll, you must present:
- Your social security card, or
- Any pre-printed form of identification that shows your:
- name and address, or
- name and signature, or
- name and photograph, or
- You must sign a statement under penalty of false statement on Form ED-681 entitled, “Signatures of Electors Who Did Not Present ID”, provided by the Secretary of the State that the elector whose name appears on the official check list is the same person who is signing the form.
Connecticut has strict laws regarding who can vote absentee.
- Are you an active member of the armed forces of the United States?
- Will you be out of town on Election Day?
- Does sickness prevent you from voting in person on Election Day?
- Do your religious beliefs prevent you from performing secular activities like voting on Election Day?
- Will you be performing duties as an election official at a polling place other than your own on Election Day?
- Does a physical disability prevent you from voting in person on election day?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are eligible to vote absentee.
Under Connecticut law, in order to vote by absentee ballot, a voter must be an active, registered voter (more on Connecticut’s voter rolls can be found at myvote.ct.gov/voterrolls) and have filled out an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballot applications are available for download online (at myvote.ct.gov/absentee) and at the office of the Town Clerk in each town.
- Guide for Voter Registration Drives in Connecticut
- Native American Voting Rights (NAVRA)
- A Tribal Leaders Guide to Prepare for the Next Election
- Addressing: A Guide for Tribes
- Native Language Speakers Have Voting Rights!
- Examples of Voter Discrimination and Suppression in Indian Country
- Native Americans Depend on Ballot Collection
Tribes in Connecticut
Federally recognized tribes
- Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe
- Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut
State recognized tribes
- Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation
- Golden Hill Paugussett
- Schaghticoke Tribal Nation
Native Vote Coordinator
Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator.
Major Party Contact Information
Chair, Dominic Balletto, Jr.
Chairman, J.R. Romano