Connecticut

54% of 18-29 year olds voted in Connecticut in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by September 9, 2021 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2021 Municipal Primary Election and on or by October 26, 2021 to vote in the 2021 General Election. Connecticut offers in-person voter registration up until Election Day.

Check Registration Status

Check your Connecticut voter registration status here.

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a US Citizen, living in Connecticut, and at least 17 years old (turning 18 years old by Election Day).

  • In order to register to vote, you must be done with confinement/parole (if voting rights have been restored after a felony conviction). See more information about felon voting rights here.
  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in Connecticut or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Connecticut for the General Election (November 2, 2021) is Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (If registering by mail, the application must be received by this date). Same-day voter registration is allowed.

Voter Registration Process

There are three options to register to vote in Connecticut: online, in-person, or by submitting a printable application.

  • Connecticut automatically registers eligible individuals to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Further voter registration for Connecticut can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 14, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.

Connecticut offers absentee by-mail voting. Voters may consider voting absentee in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Voters should check the box for COVID-19 on the absentee ballot application.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In Connecticut, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. However, due to COVID-19, all voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general election. Click here to access Connecticut’s absentee voting application.

  • The deadline to request an absentee by-mail ballot is September 9, 2021 for the Primary Election and October 28, 2021 for the General Election (application must be received by this date).
  • If returned in-person, ballots are due the end of the business day the day before the election (November 1st). If returned by mail, ballots must be received by the time the polls close on election day (November 2nd at 8pm).
  • After applying to vote absentee, an absentee ballot will be mailed 31 days before the 2021 general election.
  • Further absentee/by-mail voting information for Connecticut is listed here.

Early Voting

Connecticut does not offer early voting.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 6am-8pm

  • Bring a valid form of non-photo or photo ID if you vote in-person at the polls. Valid forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Connecticut voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 14, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.