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Connecticut Voting Guide

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, mail-in ballots are automatically being sent to all registered voters for the 2020 general election.

In FindLaw's Connecticut Voter Guide, you will find information regarding your eligibility to vote, how to register to vote and registration deadlines, absentee and in-person voting information, special accommodations for available for voters, and what you can do if you see illegal activity occurring at the polls.

Am I eligible to vote in Connecticut?

To vote in Connecticut, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen and a resident of Connecticut
  • At least 18 years of age before Election Day
  • Registered to vote, which you can do on or before Election Day

You are not eligible to vote if you committed a felony in the past AND are in a correctional facility or on parole (or on probation if you were found guilty of violating Connecticut Election Statutes). If you have completed your sentence and your parole, and paid all fines associated with your conviction, you can register to vote.

You are eligible to vote if you have mental or developmental disabilities unless a probate court judge has specifically ruled that you are incompetent to exercise your right to vote.


Where Do I Vote?

Connecticut polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

How to Register in Connecticut

There are several ways to register to vote in Connecticut. This includes registering:

In Person

You can go to your local registrar of voters to register in person.


You can register to vote online with the Office of the Secretary of the State.

At the DMV

If you have a Connecticut drivers' license, you are automatically registered to vote by the DMV.

By Mail

You can download a paper copy of the voter registration form to complete and mail-in. 

Connecticut Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


Protect Your Voting Rights

Contact a qualified attorney if you suspect your rights have been violated.

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