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2014 Important Events Calendar

March 2014 Dates
Deadline for registering in person with the registrar of voters or town clerk of the town of residence and deadline for enrolling in person with the registrar of voters for voting in town committee primaries. Deadline for cross-townregistrationMarch 3, 2014
Primary for town committee if valid petition or petitions have been filed. Hours: 6:00a.m. to 8:00 p.mMarch 4, 2014
June 2014 Dates
Filing deadline for primary Ballot access - 4pmJune 10, 2014 -
August 2014 Dates
Independent Filing deadline for General Election - 4pmAugust 4, 2014 -
WRITE-IN REGISTRATION -- ALL OFFICES. First day that write-in candidates for any office being contested at November 4, 2014 election may register as write-in candidates with Secretar y of the State.August 6, 2014
Deadline for registering and/or enrolling forvoting in primary for state, district or municipal office unless register in person with town clerk or registrar or unless file application for enrollment in personAugust 7, 2014
REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT CUT-OFF IN PERSON -with the registrar of voters or town clerk of the town of residence and deadline for enrolling in person with the registrar of voters for voting in primary for state, district or municipal officeAugust 11, 2014
Congressional PrimaryAugust 12, 2014
September 2014 Dates
Third/Minor Filing deadline for General ElectionSeptember 3, 2014 -
October 2014 Dates
ABSENTEE BALLOTS. Printed absentee ballots for the election become available to electors on this day.October 3, 2014 -
POLLING PLACES. Last day for determining polling places for the election.October 3, 2014
WRITE-IN REGISTRATION -- ALL CANDIDATES. Last day that write-in candidates for any officebeing contested at election may register with Secretary of the State.October 21, 2014 -
REGISTRATION BY MAIL -- ELECTION DEADLINE -- APPLICATION. Hand-delivered mail-inregistration applications must be received by registrars in applicant\'s town of residence and mailed mail-in registration applications must be postmarked bythis dateOctober 21, 2014
SAMPLE BALLOT. Last day for registrars to file with Secretary of the State sample of completed ballot.October 24, 2014 -
REGISTRATION CUTOFF IN ALL TOWNS. This is the last regular session for admission of electors for those who become 18 years of age, U.S. citizens, or residents of the municipality on or before October 28. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.October 28, 2014
November 2014 Dates
LIMITED REGISTRATION SESSION THE LAST WEEKDAY BEFORE ELECTION. Session of Registrars of Voters of ALL towns to admit those seeking to vote in election whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained since October 28th.November 3, 2014
SUPERVISED BALLOTING DEADLINE. Supervision of absentee balloting shall be not later than the last business day before the election. (November 3, 2014
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014
Connecticut: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    Can I Register To Vote On Election Day?

    • You may register and vote in person on Election Day if you meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and you are not already registered, OR you are registered in one town and want to change your registration because you currently reside in another town. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she is (1) a US citizen, (2) age 18 or older, (3) a bona fide resident of the town in which he or she applies for admission, and (4) have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a disfranchising felony.
    • Contact your local registrars of voters office for information about your town’s designated Election Day Registration location and ID requirements. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency.

    My new driver’s license indicates that it is NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION. May I use it as identification at the polling place?

    • Yes. You may continue to use your current driver’s license at the polling place when you vote. When you check-in to vote, in lieu of the driver’s license, you may also show a credit card with your name and signature, an ID with your name and photograph, or any document with your name and address such as a checkbook or a utility bill.

    Does the photo ID need to have the address printed on it?

    • No. A photo ID does not need to have your address on it. e.g.- College Student ID, Employee ID or a U.S. Passport Learn more about voter identification requirements.

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