To Register to Vote in Connecticut You Must:
- be a United States citizen;
- be a resident of Connecticut:
- be at least 17 years old (you can vote when you turn 18)
- have completed confinement and parole previously convicted of a felony and
have had voting rights restored by a Registrar.
Information on Voting
Registering to Vote....
As always, the best way to guarantee your right to vote is to register to vote. Voter registration has been made very accessible over the past few years.
- In Person: You may do so at:
- The Town Clerk's office, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Registrars of Voters office, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment. The Registrars will do their best to accommodate you in this election season.
- If you register at the DMV when you receive or renew your license, you received a receipt. Please bring that with you for verification, just in case.
- When registering in person, you must present a current and valid ID, or a utility bill, bank statement, pay check, government check, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. If you do not provide proper identification as previously described at the time you register, you will be required to do so at the polls or with your absentee ballot.
- All applications that are not in person are processed as mail-in.If you do not provide a current and valid driver license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number, you must provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID; or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, pay check, government check, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. If you do not provide proper identification as previously described at the time you register, you will be required to do so at the polls or with your absentee ballot.
- If you have registered at a "non-official" session, such as at the mall, a rock concert, a grocery store, etc. and you did not get a confirmation letter from our office, we strongly urge that you check with our office to verify that your registration was received and processed.
- You may drop off a registration card or have someone drop it off for you at Town Hall without seeing a Registrar of Voters or Town Clerk, but it will be treated as a mail-in.
Remember, no registration is official until it has been processed by the Registrars in the town of your residence. You will receive a letter of confirmation from our office when your application is processed.
- Absentee Ballots:
- Applications for Absentee Ballots are available in the Town Clerk's office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to the individuals; Active Service in the Armed Forces; Absence from the town during all of the hours of voting; illness or physical disability; Religious tenants which forbid secular activity on the day of the election; and election workers.
If you have any questions about your voter registration or anything that you have read; or if you simply want to confirm whether or not you are on the Registry list or if HAVA applies to you, please call the Registrars of Voters or the Town Clerk's offices at (203) 758-4461 at the Town Hall. If we are unavailable, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.