About This State

Connecticut, the jewel of New England. You’re known for your crisp falls and putting seafood on pizza. But before we get into another fight about who has the better pizza, we have more pressing issues like THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY. We got your back with all the info you need to be a voter this year. So read up, Nutmeg State and we'll see you on I-95!


Do I have an election this year?

Yes! Most municipalities and towns have their elections in November with a primary in September, but a few elections may be in May. You can find out when your election is using Ballotpedia's sample ballot tool or by contacting your town or county clerk.

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Key Dates

Aug 29

Recommended Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Sep 7

Registration Deadline (online or postmarked by mail)

Sep 11

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (in person)

Sep 12

Registration Deadline (in person)

Sep 12

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (by mail)

Sep 12

Primary Election Day

Connecticut Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes, but the voter registration site is generally not the same location as the polling place. So why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit:

    Register Here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. You must be registered with a party to vote in its primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Maybe. You can only vote absentee if you meet one of the eligibility requirements.

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  • Can I vote early?

    TBD - Connecticut voters authorized early voting last year, but the state legislature has yet to implement a specific policy.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Kind of. When you arrive at the polling place, the poll worker will request that you present ID, but if you do not have an ID, in most cases, you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID. There are several options for identification and they do not need to be a driver's license or have a photo. It's a bit involved, so see here for the details from VoteRiders.

    Get the details
  • What if I'm voting on Election Day?

    You can find your polling location here.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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