Registration Requirements

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To register to vote in Connecticut you must:
  • be a U.S. Citizen
  • be a resident of a Connecticut town
  • be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony and have had your voting rights restored by Registrar

General Election Registration Deadlines:

  • Based on today's statutory requirements, you must be registered at least 7 days before a general November Election. You may register from 9 AM to 5 PM the day before any Election if you turn 18, become a US citizen, or have just moved into the town after the 7 day deadline.
  • If you missed a deadline, you may register to vote and vote during Election Day Registration held at City Hall from 6AM till 8PM.

Primary Elections:

  • If you are a new voter or joining a party from an unaffiliated status:
    1. Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a Primary (OR received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 5th day before a primary).
    2. You also can apply in person to any Registrar of Voters Office until 12 Noon on the last business day before a Primary.
  • If you are in One Major party and want to join another major party: It is a 90 day waiting time until your rights have matured.
  • There is no Election Day Registration and voting during a Primary Election.