Who Can Vote


You are eligible to register to vote in Connecticut if you are:

  • A United States citizen;
  • A resident of Connecticut:
  • 17 years of age (turning 18 by Election Day)
  • have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony and
  • have had voting rights restored by a Registrar.

What if I moved recently?

  • You will have to update your voter registration to reflect your new address.
  • If you moved to Connecticut from another state, if you moved to a different town within Connecticut, or even if you moved within the same town, your polling location may have changed.
  • Your voter registration should always reflect your current home address.


If you are a college student living away from home, you may choose to vote in one of two ways:

  • Either complete an absentee ballot for the election in your home town, OR
  • Register to vote in your college town.

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:

a. The Registrar 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.

b. The Town Clerk's office, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

c. 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.