Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Connecticut offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. All other voters are expected to vote in person.
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in Connecticut can look up where to vote on Connecticut’s site.
No early voting
Connecticut does not offer an early voting period. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot by mail or by visiting your local election office.
What to bring
- You may be asked to show ID to vote in Connecticut. Acceptable forms include: Social Security card; or any other pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address or name and signature, or name and photograph.
- If you’re a first-time voter who registered by mail, you will need to show proof of residence as well. Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo ID that shows your name and address; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to sign an affidavit instead and then vote normally. If you’re a first-time voter without ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in Connecticut. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the “Dates and deadlines” section.
To register in Connecticut you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Connecticut and of the town in which you wish to vote
- be 17 years old. 17 year olds who will turn 18 on or before Election Day, may participate in the general primary
- have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony, and have had your voting rights restored by Registrars of Voters
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- Review the absentee ballot application and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Monday, November 2, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.