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2015 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
January 2015 Dates
Governor-Elect, Dan Malloy, Inauguration DateJanuary 7, 2015 -
March 2015 Dates
ABSENTEE BALLOTS -- PRIMARY. DEADLINE TO ISSUE.March 8, 2015 -
June 2015 Dates
Primary ElectionPARTY TRANSFER -- MUNICIPAL PRIMARY. Last day that an enrolled elector can transfer from one party to another and be eligible to vote in municipal primary of new partyJune 15, 2015 -
August 2015 Dates
Primary Election:REGISTRATION BY MAIL -- NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION TOBE SENT WITHIN 10 DAYS. NOVEMBER 5, 2014 toAUGUST 24, 2015(Wednesday - Monday)REGISTRARS August 24, 2015 -
Primary Election:ABSENTEE BALLOTS. Absentee ballots for municipal primary become available on this day.August 25, 2015
September 2015 Dates
FOURTEENTH DAY BEFORE PRIMARY DAY REGISTRATION SESSION. If municipal primary will be held in your town and if your town\'s population is over 25,000, mandatory registration session must be held on this date. Hours: any two hours between 5pm and 9pmSeptember 1, 2015 -
QUESTIONS ON BALLOT. Last day for municipality to approve question to appear on ballot at election, unless otherwise specifically provided by the general statutes.September 3, 2015
SUPERVISED BALLOTING DESIGNATION. Last day to request supervised absentee balloting in a nursing home or rest home, etc., with less than 20 electors.September 8, 2015 -
REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT CUT-OFF (MAIL-IN). Deadline for registering and/or enrolling for voting in primary unless register in person with town clerk or registrar or unless file application for enrollment in person with registrar of voters.September 10, 2015
PRINTING OF SAMPLE BALLOTS. Municipal clerk prepares primary ballots, if any, and at least 48 hours before the primary provides a number of sample ballots for distribution, as he deems necessarySeptember 13, 2015 -
ABSENTEE BALLOTS -- PRIMARY. DEADLINE TO ISSUE. Absentee ballots may not be issued on primary day, except electors who suddenly become ill within six days immediately preceding the close of the polls at the primary or who are patients in a hospital..September 14, 2015
REGISTRATION BY MAIL -- PRIMARY. Deadline for the registrar of the mail-in applicant\'s town of residence to receive mail-in application (postmarked by fifth day before primary) so that the applicant may be enrolled in time to vote in primarySeptember 14, 2015 -
REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT CUT-OFF IN PERSON. 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 primary. September 14, 2015
Primary Election DaySeptember 15, 2015
LIST OF CANDIDATES. Last day for clerk to file list of candidates with Secretary of the State.September 22, 2015
October 2015 Dates
ABSENTEE BALLOTS. Printed absentee ballots for the election become available to electors on this day.October 2, 2015 -
WRITE-IN REGISTRATION. Last day that write-in candidates for any office being contested at election may register with Secretary of the State.October 20, 2015
REGISTRATION BY MAIL DEADLINE . Hand- delivered mail-in registration applications must be received by registrars in applicant\'s town of residence and, mailed mail-in registration applications must be postmarked by this date.October 20, 2015
SEVENTH DAY BEFORE ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION SESSION. In person cut-off in ALL towns. Last Regular voter registration session. Applicants must appear in person. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.October 27, 2015
November 2015 Dates
PHYSICALLY DISABLED . Deadline for receipt by town clerk or registrar of voters of mailed application for admission as elector on prescribed form of any such person whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained since October 27November 2, 2015
NOVEMBER 3, 2015 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONNovember 3, 2015
December 2015 Dates
REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT CUT-OFF (MAIL-IN). Deadline forregistering and/or enrolling for voting in primary unless register in person with town clerk or registrar or unless file application for enrollment in person with registrar of voters.December 10, 2015
December 15, 2015

Connecticut

Connecticut's same-day registration took effect July 1, 2013. 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.

Election Day Registration is not available at your polling place. 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.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.ct.gov to find your polling location. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

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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