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Connecticut: Voter Guide
Voting Information // Connecticut

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

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Voting Qualifications

Completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony
Resident of Connecticut
United States Citizen
18+ Years of Age


In Person - 
7 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Postmarked 7 days before Election Day
Online - 
7 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Application for absentee ballot recommended to be submitted at least 7 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Voted ballot delivered by close of polls on Election Day

More Information

You may vote by absentee ballot in Connecticut if:

  • You will be absent from town during all the hours of voting
  • You are ill
  • You have a physical disability which makes it difficult for you to get to the polls
  • You are active duty within the US military
  • Your religious tenets forbid secular (non-religious) activity on Election Day
  • Your required performance of duties as a primary, referendum, or election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours on Election Day

Connecticut has 2 different ID requirements, depending on when you registered to vote. Most voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote in person:

  • Social Security card
  • Any pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address, name and signature, or name and photo

If you cannot present an ID, you’ll be required to sign a brief statement confirming your identity, unless you are a first time voter in which case you would have to vote on a provisional ballot.

If you’re a first time voter who registered by mail and you didn’t provide ID when you registered, you must present one of the following forms of ID to vote in person:

  • A copy of a current photo ID that shows your name and address
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address