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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!

Connecticut will hold two municipal election cycles in 2021. Contact your town clerk to find out which cycle is being used in your town.

Primary Election: March 8th - General Election: May 3rd

Primary Election: September 14th - General Election: November 2nd

Your voter registration application must be postmarked or hand delivered by seven days before a general election or five days before a primary election. You can vote in person on Election Day or vote by mail in Connecticut.

Forgot to register? No worries! You may go to your designated Election Day Registration location and register to vote and vote there. More info about EDR locations here.

Your polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 unafilliated 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. Your application must be received by the town clerk by the day before Election Day. As of 2020, all Connecticut voters are eligible to vote absentee due to COVID-19.

Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be mailed in time to be received by your town clerk by, Election Day. Or you may return the ballot in-person to your town clerk or drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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

If you are applying for an absentee ballot within 6 days of the election, this is considered an emergency absentee ballot. There are additional requirements for your excuse. Info here on what qualifies.


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