Voter Eligibility and Registration Information
Are You Eligible to Vote?
To vote in Connecticut in the November 8, 2022 general election, you must meet the following requirements:
- At least 17 years old and turning 18 before Election Day
- A United States citizen living in Connecticut
- If convicted of a felony, you can appeal to have your voting rights restored if you completed confinement and parole requirements
If you are a student living away from home, you can complete an absentee ballot based on your home address or register to vote in the town where you are studying.
Are You Registered to Vote?
Use the Secretary of State’s online voter lookup tool to check your current registration status.
If you are not currently registered to vote, you have several options:
- Download a voter registration form (available in English or Spanish), complete, and submit by mail
- Register to vote online
Connecticut also offers Election Day Registration. If you miss the deadline for registering for an election, you can register and vote in person at your town’s Election Day Registration location (but not at your polling place).
You are not a registered voter until your application is approved by your local registrar of voters.
You should receive a confirmation within three weeks of filing an application. If you do not, contact your local registrar.
Voter Registration Deadlines
For primary elections, applications must be postmarked by the fifth day before a primary (or received by your registrar of voters or a voter registration agency by the fifth day before a primary). You may apply in person to your town clerk or registrar until 12 noon on the last business day before a primary.
The last day an enrolled voter can transfer affiliation from one party to another is three months before the primary election date.
For the general election, applications must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the seventh day before an election. You may register in person with your registrar of voters by the seventh day before an election.
Who’s running for elected office in your town? Find your 2022 state and federal election candidates.
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