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Connecticut Voter Registration Information

Friday, December 9, 2011

Presidential Primary Election
April 24, 2012

Presidential Primary Registration Deadline
April 23, 2012

Primary Election
August 14, 2012

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline
August 13, 2012

General Election
November 6, 2012

General Election Voter Registration Deadline
November 5, 2012

Voter Registration and Eligibility
Must register to vote by noon the last business day before the primary or 14 days before the general election. Mailed applications must be postmarked and hand-delivered applications must be received by Registrars at least 5 days before a primary and 14 days before an election. There is a three month waiting period for switching party affiliation


To register to vote in the state of Connecticut, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of a Connecticut town
  • Be at least 17 years old (you can vote when you turn 18)
  • Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony
  • Had your voting rights restored by Registar.


Can register to vote in person or obtain a mail-in application from any town/city hall in Connecticut (contact information)

Obtain a voter registration application online:
(click here)


Who Can Absentee Vote in Connecticut?

A registered voter may vote absentee if unable to vote in person due to:

  • illness or physical disability or
  • absence from town during all election hours or
  • religious beliefs forbidding secular activity on Election Day or
  • service as an election official at a polling place other than their own or
    service in the military.

Absentee ballots are available for any election, primary or referendum.

How Can I Acquire an Absentee Ballot?

Applications for absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk and the Secretary of the State's Web site in English and Spanish Any voter already out of town may have one mailed to them - he should allow sufficient time for two round-trip mailings: application plus ballot.
Ballots are available to be mailed or picked up the 31st day before an election, the 21st day before a primary, or the 19th day before a referendum.

Obtain an application for an absentee ballot online:
(click here)

How do I Return the Absentee Ballot and What is the Deadline?

Ballots may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Town Clerk and they must be received by the clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Other Information on Absentee Voting in Connecticut

For emergency use of an absentee ballot, voters should call their Town Clerk (contact information).

Additional Information for Overseas Voters

Source of information:
Election Services Division
30 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Phone: 860-509-6100; 1-800-540-3764
Fax: 860-509-6127
TDD:860-509-6191; 1-800-303-3161







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