Voting in Connecticut
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- 1 Registration
- 2 Voting on Election Day
- 3 Absentee voting
- 4 Early voting
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
For full information about voting in Connecticut, contact your state election agency.
To vote in Connecticut, you must:
- be "at least 17 and turning 18 before Election Day"
- be "a United States citizen living in Connecticut"
- have "completed confinement and parole" if you are a convicted felon
When and where
Registration is available beginning on the 31st day before a general election or on the 21st day before a primary. Applications can be printed and must then be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary or by the 14th day before an election. You may also register in person until noon on the last business day before a primary or up to 7 days before a general election.
In 2012 Governor Dannel P. Malloy (D), by executive order, extended the voter registration deadline from Tuesday, October 30 until Thursday, November 1. This was done as a result of Hurricane Sandy hitting the state.
As of March 2015, Connecticut is one of 20 states that have implemented full online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.
Voting on Election Day
- See also: Voter identification laws by state
First-time voters are required to present identification. Valid identification includes a photo ID that features the voter's name and address, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter's name and address.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
- See also: Absentee voting
You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:
—Connecticut Secretary of the State
The absentee ballot must be returned either in person by close of business the day before the election or by mail. If returned by mail, it must be received by close of polls on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
Connecticut is one of 14 states that does not have any form of early voting.
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Elections in Connecticut
- Connecticut elections, 2016
- Connecticut elections, 2015
- Connecticut elections, 2014
- Connecticut elections, 2013
- Connecticut elections, 2012
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
- Connecticut Secretary of the State, "Voting Eligibility," accessed January 21, 2015
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Voter Registration Deadlines in General," accessed June 10, 2014
- Governor of Connecticut, "GOV. MALLOY ORDERS VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY AT 8PM," October 28, 2012
- Connecticut Secretary of State, "Identification Requirements," accessed June 10, 2014
- General Statutes of Connecticut, "Title 9, Chapter 146, Section 9-174," accessed January 3, 2014
- All You Need To Know About Absentee Ballots, "Information for Candidates, Party and Campaign Workers," accessed December 18, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Connecticut Secretary of the State, "Absentee Voting," accessed January 21, 2015
- Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Connecticut," accessed December 18, 2013
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