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Page Updated: 10/2/06


Registration Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Connecticut if you are at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of a Connecticut town. You may also pre-register at age 17, and you can then vote when you turn 18. Persons convicted of a felony must apply in person at their registrar's office after completion of all aspects of their sentence. Choosing a party or not is your choice. If you wish to join a party, simply indicate on the voter registration application. Declaring a party enables you to vote in that party's primary election, which is open only to party members. You may also choose not to register with a party ("unaffiliated").

The Voting Process

Everyone needs to show identification at the polls. You need to bring one of the following: a driver's license, a social security card, or a form of ID with your name and present address. If you forget to bring identification, you are required to sign your name and will be allowed to vote. If you need assistance to vote, there are people present to assist you. They can show you how to operate the voting machine, read the ballot, and answer any questions you may have. Also, you may be able to bring someone with you to assist you in how to operate the voting machine.

What to do if you are away on election day or ill or disabled:

If you are unable to appear in person to vote, you may vote by mail. To do so, you must request an absentee ballot application from Bernice Dixon, Town Clerk @ (860) 870-3662 or email: Town Clerk's Office. It is recommended to contact the Town Clerk's Office at least two weeks prior to the election, or at least one day before if the application is requested in person.

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