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Connecticut Secretary of The State 2020 Election Dates and Deadlines

Election Day is November 3rd

Polls are open from 6am to 8pm

Election Day- Tuesday, November 3rd 

  • Online Voter Registration Deadline- October 27th  (11:59 pm)

  • Mail Postmark Voter Registration Deadline- October 27th   

  • In-Person Voter Registration Deadline-  October 27th  

  • Absentee Ballots Available- Friday, October 2nd 

  • Absentee Ballots Received by local Town Clerk (or will not be counted)- Close of Polls 8pm - November 3rd

Primary Day- Tuesday, August 11th

  • Online Voter Registration Deadline- August 6th  (11:59 pm)

  • Mail Postmark Voter Registration Deadline- August 6th 

  • In-Person Voter Registration Deadline- August 10th by 12pm 

  • Absentee Ballots Available- Tuesday July 21st   

  • Absentee Ballots Received by local Town Clerk (or will not be counted)- Close of Polls 8pm - November 3rd

Am I Eligible To Vote In CT?

  • Are you at least 17 and turning 18 on or before Election Day?

  • Are you a United States Citizen living in Connecticut?

  • If you have been convicted of a felony, have you completed confinement and parole, and, if applicable, paid all fines in connection with your conviction?


Please note that if your conviction involved a violation of election law, then you should check with the Division of Criminal Justice before you attempt to register.

If you can answer YES to all three of these questions, you are eligible to vote in CT

How Do I Register To Vote In CT?

  • There are several different ways you can register to vote in CT.  You are able to register online if you have a CT DMV ID, you may register to vote at the DMV when obtaining or renewing a driver’s license, otherwise you are able to complete a paper registration application and deliver it to your local Registrar of Voters before the registration deadlines. CT also has Election Day Registration available. Visit, for more info.

Can I Vote In a Primary?

  • In order to vote in a Primary in Connecticut, both major parties require that you become a party member before allowing you to vote.  Visit, for more info.

What Is An Acceptable Form Of Identification For Voting?

  • Photo Identification is not required.  For most voters, your identification must fit one of the following requirements for it to be accepted as a valid form of ID at the polls:

  • name and address, or name and signature, or, name and photograph

  • However, for voters who are voting for the first time in a municipality, and lacked proper identification when registering, some additional types of identification may be required. Contact your local Registrar of Voters’ office or visit, for more information on ID requirements.

What Happens If I Miss One Of The Registration Deadlines, Can I Still Register And Vote On The Day Of The Election? (Election Day Registration)

  • You may register and vote in person on Election Day if you meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and you are not already registered, OR you are registered in one town and want to change your registration because you currently reside in another town. Please note that Election Day Registration is not available for Primaries.

  •  Election Day Registration is not available at your polling place.  Contact your local Registrar of Voter’s office for information about your town’s designated EDR location and ID requirements.  You will need to provide proof of identity and residency.  Visit, for more info.

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This material is designed to provide basic information to the voters of Connecticut and is not meant to be a comprehensive review of Connecticut election law.  Please contact the Secretary of the State at (860) 509-6100 if you have specific questions, concerns or complaints.