To participate in the general election, you must be a U.S. Citizen, resident of Connecticut and 18 by Nov. 3, 2020.
The easiest way to register is online, using a CT driver’s license or another DMV-issued ID at voterregistration.ct.gov.
If you do not have a DMV-issued ID, you may also register by mail using the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. Download a registration form in English or Spanish at portal.ct.gov and mail it to your local registrar’s office. You may also register in person if they are open.
For more information about special circumstances or to obtain an absentee ballot application, visit portal.ct.gov.
The registration deadline is Oct. 27 for the Nov. 3 election. For information about candidates visit vote411.org.
Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a letter in the mail confirming your registration and where you will go to vote.
There are two primaries on Aug. 11 – one for the Republican Party and one for the Democratic Party— but Connecticut is a “closed” primary state so that only those registered in those two parties may participate.
If you are already registered in a party (and this includes the Independent and Working Families parties) it is too late to switch parties. Voters registered as “Unaffiliated” for at least three months may affiliate before the primary but should do so as soon as possible, preferably online, since many town and city halls have limited office hours, and mail-in changes may take additional time.
League of Women Voters of Hamden-North Haven