Millions of Americans miss out on the opportunity to vote every year because they don’t meet deadlines or don’t know how to register. National Voter Registration Day attempts to right this wrong and make sure every person who is eligible to vote and wants to do so is registered.
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan effort focused on our right as citizens to vote and have our voices heard. If you aren’t registered, or you know someone who isn’t, please check out the information below.
How to register to vote in Connecticut
You can register to vote online if you have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver photo identification card issued by the CT Department of Motor Vehicles.
You can use the online system to (1) register to vote in Connecticut, (2) change your name and/or address if you’ve moved within a town, or (3) enroll in a political party or change party enrollment (changing parties may result in losing rights in all parties for three months).
If you move, you must re-register to vote in your new town of residence.
If you prefer to register through the mail, printable voter registration forms are also available.
Connecticut now allows citizens to register to vote on Election Day, however the Secretary of the State is urging everyone to register in advance to mitigate potentially long lines. Citizens have until November 1 to register to vote online or by mail.
Election Day registration is not available at polling places. Contact your local registrar of voters office for more information and ID requirements.
If you will not be in town on Election Day, you can vote via absentee ballot.