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Upcoming Elections in Connecticut

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline: First day that write-in candidates for any office being contested at November 8 2016 election, except president, may register as write-in candidates with Secretary of the State. August 10,2016
Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots: Printing absentee ballots. Immediately after the deadline for the certification of all candidates whose names are too appear on the ballot, the town clerk must begin making arrangements to have the absentee ballots for the election printed. September 15,2016
Absentee Ballot Begins: Sample absentee ballot available. A layout model of each different absentee ballot shall be available for public inspection at town clerk\'s office prior to printing. September 15,2016
Absentee Ballot Begins: Absentee ballot: Printed absentee ballots for the election becomes available to electors on this Day. October 7,2016
Last date for the State/county clerks to publish polling site locations: Polling Place: Last day for determining polling places for the election. Polling places may be changed after this date only if town clerk and registrars. October 7,2016
Voter Registration Begins: Saturday of third week before election day registration session in all towns. Hours 10 am-2pm. October 22,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline: Write-In registration: Last day that write-in candidates for any office being contested at election may register with Secretary of the State by 4:00 pm. October 25,2016
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Deadline for registrars to receive MAIL IN applications for registration to vote in the General Election November 1,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Deadline for municipal clerk to receive mailed absentee ballots. Note: If absentee ballot is returned in person by the applicant it must be returned by the day before the election. (Nov. 7) November 8,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Overseas ballots may be issued up to the close of the polls. However, they must be received by town clerk by close of the polls on election day in order to be cast. November 8,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: Last day for eligible citizens to register to vote in the General election. Note: Election day registration must be done at designated EDR locations. November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

No specific law requiring time off to vote

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

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.

You must present one of these

  • A copy of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address;
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address;
  • Cast a provisional ballot
  • Social Security card
  • Any other preprinted form of identification which shows the elector's name and either the elector's address, signature or photograph

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

  • For an election or primary, polls in Connecticut are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Any elector standing in line at the polls at 8 p.m. will be allowed to cast a vote.
  • Check with your Town Clerk for the hours of voting on a referendum, as they vary by town.

How can I find my polling location?

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

Am I eligible To Vote in Connecticut?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Connecticut

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Connecticut?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Connecticut? Click here for more information

What's on Connecticut ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Connecticut?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Connecticut

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Connecticut if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Connecticut?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Connecticut? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote