Helpful Voting Links — Connecticut
Don't miss your next election! Connecticut will hold its primary election on August 14, 2018 and general election on November 6, 2018. To participate in Connecticut's closed state and federal primaries in 2018, you must affiliate with a political party. New registrations, including change of address within state, must affiliate with a party by the registration deadline. Change party affiliation for existing registrations must occur at least 3 months before the election.
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (860) 509-6100
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Connecticut
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) you may affiliate with a party by the regular voter registration deadline.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Connecticut
Voter ID Requirements — Connecticut
What forms of ID are acceptable?
First time voters who registered by mail after January 1, 2003 and are voting for the first time in a federal election and have a “mark” next to their name on the official registry list, need:
- A copy of a current and valid ID that shows your name and address, OR
- Bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that has your name and address
- your social security card OR
- Any pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address, OR your name and signature, OR your name and photograph
If you do not have ID, you may cast a provisional ballot. For more information on doing so click here.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — ConnecticutRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: None
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Aug. 13th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be mailed in time to be received by your town clerk on election day. We recommend mailing at least 10 days prior to election day from an out-of-state location, or 5 days prior to the election from an in-state location.
Or you may return the ballot in-person to your town clerk or polling place by the close of polls on Aug. 14th.
You'll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.
If you are applying for an absentee ballot within 6 days of the election, this is considered and emergency absentee ballot. There are additional requirements for your excuse. Info here on what qualifies.