Connecticut Voter Guides & Resources

Important Voting Deadlines

Next Election (Primary) — August 9th, 2022

Last Day to Register by Mail — August 4th, 2022

Last Day to Register In-Person — August 8th, 2022

Last Day to Register Online — August 8th, 2022

Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot — August 8th, 2022, 12:00 A.M.

Absentee Requirement

A voter in Connecticut is eligible to vote absentee in an election if he or she cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:

• Active military service

• Absence from town of residence during voting hours

• Illness or physical disability

• Religious beliefs that preclude secular activity on Election Day

• Required performance of duties as a primary, referendum or election official at a polling place other than a voter’s own during voting hours.

Registration Deadlines & Requirements

Connecticut Registration Deadline

In-Person: 7 days before Election Day, if you miss the deadline, you can register at a designated Election Day Registration location in your town.

By Mail: Postmarked 7 days before Election Day.

Online: 7 days before Election Day.

Connecticut Registration Requirements

To register to vote in Connecticut you must:

• be a citizen of the United States

• be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you which to vote

• be at least 17 years old, those who turn 18 years old on or before Election Day will be eligible to participate in the general primary.

• Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony, and have had your voting rights restored by the registrar of voters.

• Not be currently declared mentally incompetent to vote by a court of law.

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