Helpful Voting Links — Connecticut
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Connecticut
Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. The deadline to change party affiliation before the 2016 presidential primary was January 26th. If you are a first-time registrant, you may register up to April 21, 2016 and pick a party at that time. Or, because Connecticut has same-day registration, you can register at the polls on primary day and declare your party affiliation at that time. See Connecticut Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
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 Oct. 7th. 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 Nov. 8th.
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.