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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Connecticut, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Connecticut Election Website or call (860) 509-6100 to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

On Nov. 2nd cities and towns will hold local elections across Connecticut. The mail-in voter registration deadline is Oct. 26th, with some opportunities to register in person through noon on Nov. 1st or at Election Day registration sites on Nov. 2nd. You can vote on Election Day or vote by mail in Connecticut. Your polling place hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary.  To change party you must update your affiliation at least 3 months before the election.  However, if you are a new registration (including moving to a new address in state)  or unaffiliated voter, you may affiliate with a party by the regular voter registration deadline.

The party declaration date for existing Connecticut voters for the 2020 presidential primary was January 28, 2020.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: None

To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot, excuse required. In 2021, all Connecticut voters are eligible to vote absentee due to COVID-19. The deadline to apply for your ballot by mail is Nov. 1st, but we recommend requesting no later than Oct. 25th to allow time for mail.

Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by your town clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day. You may return your ballot in person to your town clerk or drop box by 8 p.m. If you return by mail return as soon as possible - postmark does not matter, your ballot must be received by the town clerk on Election Day.

The vote-by-mail application period opens January 1st. You must submit a request for each election. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote via absentee ballot.


Voter ID + Access for Connecticut

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info