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10/29/2020

Secretary Merrill Reminds Eligible Voters of Election Day Registration

Voters can register and vote on Election Day at the EDR location in their town

HARTFORD – After the close of pre-election voter registration, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reminded eligible but unregistered voters that they can register and vote on Election Day, at the Election Day Registration location in their town.

“Connecticut has Election Day Registration, so it is not too late for eligible voters to register and make their voice heard on Election Day,” said Merrill. “Every election official in Connecticut, in my office and in each of our 169 towns, are working hard to ensure that every eligible voter can register and that every registered voter votes!”

The Election Day Registration locations can be found at myvote.ct.gov/EDR. Election Day Registration is available for new Connecticut voters or voters who have moved to a new town; voters who have moved within their town do not need to reregister. More information on Election Day Registration can be found at myvote.ct.gov/EDRInfo. Unlike previous years, eligible voters only have to be in line by 8:00pm in order to register and vote, they do not have to have registered by 8:00pm.

In order to register on Election Day, a potential voter must provide their birth certificate, driver's license, passport, or Social Security card, or in the case of college and university students a current photo identification issued by their higher education institution. If the potential voter’s identification does not also include proof of their residential address, he or she must also submit another form of identification showing their residential address in the municipality. The additional identification may include, but is not limited to, a motor vehicle learner's permit, a utility bill due no later than 30 days after the election, for a college or university student a current college or university registration or fee statement, a lease, a library card with residential address, a paycheck, a property tax bill, naturalization documents, or other satisfactory proof of residence.

Eligibility requirements can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Voting-Eligibility.

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