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.
Connecticut now allows citizens to register to vote on Election Day. Election Day registration is not available at polling places. Contact your local registrar of voters office for more information and ID requirements.
This year, due to the pandemic, all registered Connecticut voters can vote via absentee ballot if they so choose. Absentee ballot applications are being sent to every registered voter and include a postage-paid return envelope.
You may return your absentee ballot application using the safe and secure absentee ballot drop box that is stationed outside your Town Hall, or mail it directly to your Town Clerk.
If you do not receive an absentee ballot application for some reason, you can request one using this form.