Connecticut

About This State

Connecticut, the jewel of New England. You’re known for your crisp falls and putting seafood on pizza. But before we get into another fight about who has the better pizza, we have more pressing issues like THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY. We got your back with all the info you need to be a voter this year. So read up, Nutmeg State! Connecticut will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on August 9, and the general will be held on November 8. (Source: Ballot Ready)

BE A VOTER

Key Dates

Aug 2

Primary Registration Deadline (online or by mail)

Aug 8

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Aug 9

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Aug 9

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Connecticut Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes, but the voter registration site is often not the same location as the polling place. So why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit: votesaveamerica.com/register

    Register Here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Lol no. If you need to vote absentee, go here to find out how to get one.

    Learn More
  • Can I vote early?

    Nope. So make sure you're all set with what you need to vote on Election Day.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Kind of. When you arrive at the polling place, the poll worker will request that you present ID, but if you do not have an ID, in most cases, you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID. There are several options for identification and they do not need to be a driver's license or have a photo. It's a bit involved, so see here for the details from VoteRiders.

    Get the details

what's new in Connecticut voting since 2020

Great news, Connecticut! Your legislature took action in 2021 to expand voting access by making some 2020 emergency measures permanent and enacting new pro-voter provisions. The online absentee ballot request system and drop boxes are now permanent! One emergency provision which has expired is no-excuse absentee voting, which means that, like in elections prior to 2020, only some voters are able to vote absentee by mail. The new laws also require employers to provide two hours of unpaid time off on election day to vote, restore the right to vote to all those convicted of a felony immediately upon release, and creates an automatic voter registration system.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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