Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Connecticut, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
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
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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
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.