Connecticut

Population

3,565,287

Voting-Age Pop.

2,600,979

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 55 %
Trump 41 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 27, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    Yes
  • ID Required
    Yes

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

All voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general election held on Nov 3 due to Covid-19. Just check the Covid-19 box on the application.

Data source - portal.ct.gov

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Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot? Chevron Icon

  • No, residents of Connecticut must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of Connecticut must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

Register to vote via absentee ballot by: Nov 2 Chevron Icon

  • Absentee ballots may not be issued on Election Day - except for presidential or overseas ballots, electors who suddenly become ill within six days immediately preceding the close of the polls at the election, or who are patients in a hospital within such six-day period. Those groups may apply for and be issued an absentee ballot up to the close of the polls.

Register to vote via absentee ballot by: Nov 2

Absentee ballots may not be issued on Election Day - except for presidential or overseas ballots, electors who suddenly become ill within six days immediately preceding the close of the polls at the election, or who are patients in a hospital within such six-day period. Those groups may apply for and be issued an absentee ballot up to the close of the polls.

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  • Oct 2: Printed absentee ballots for the election become available to electors on this day.

When will I receive my ballot?

Oct 2: Printed absentee ballots for the election become available to electors on this day.

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  • All ballots must be received by the close of polls, 8pm on Election Day.

Mail Send Icon Return ballot: Received by Nov 3, 8pm

All ballots must be received by the close of polls, 8pm on Election Day.

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  • All voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general election due to Covid-19. Check the Covid-19 box on the application.

Excuse Icon Excuse required, Covid-19 excuse permitted

All voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general election due to Covid-19. Check the Covid-19 box on the application.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Connecticut offers in-person absentee voting.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

Yes

Election Day Registration permits anyone to register and vote in person on Election Day who meets the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and is not already registered, or is registered in one town but has moved to another town.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

When you arrive at the polling place the poll worker will request that you present ID. If you do not have any, in most cases, you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - portal.ct.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Social Security Card

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  • Driver's License

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  • Copy of Current Utility Bill

    That shows your name and address

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  • Any Preprinted Form of Identification

    That shows your name and address, or name and signature, or name and photograph

  • Bank Statement, Government Check, Paycheck or Government Document

    That shows your name and address