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Voter Registration Deadlines Approaching

Unaffiliated or New Voters Must Register with a Party in Order to Vote in the August 14 Primary                                                                                              Deadline to Register by Mail, Online, or at the DMV is August 9                  Deadline to Register in Person at Town Halls is August 13 at 12:00pm

HARTFORD – With Primary Election Day on August 14th fast approaching, and following several media reports about increased interest in the upcoming elections and increased voter registration in Connecticut, please note that the deadlines to register in a party in time to vote in this year’s primary are also approaching.

The deadline for new or unaffiliated voters  to register in person with the local registrar of voters or town clerk of the town of residence is noon on August 13th. 

The deadline for new or unaffiliated voters to register for the primary by mail is August 9th (postmarked). New or unaffiliated voters can also register at by 11:59pm on August 9th, or at the DMV by the close of business on August 9th.

The deadline to change parties in order to vote on August 14th in the new party has already passed.

Please note that there is no Election Day Registration for Primary Elections, only for General Elections.

Voters can check their registration status at
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