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You may pre-register as a 17-year-old only if you will be 18 by that years November election. Once you are pre-registered, you will be added to the voting list and be eligible to vote.
If you registered with a political party, you are eligible to vote in that party’s primary as a 17-year-old as you will turn 18 by that November Election.
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You can use The Voter Registration Look-up Tool https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
Your name should tobe entered EXACTLY as initially written on your Registration Card (e.g., John Paul Doe vs. J.P. Doe) Please contact us if you believe you are registered but are not found in the system.
You are able to apply for an absentee ballot ifyou are out of your town on the day of the election and for a few otherreasons. Absentee ballot applications are issued by the Town Clerk, not theRegistrar of Voters. For links and deadlines to apply, visit Student Voter Fact Sheet
Only registered voters (including a qualified 17-year-old)affiliated with a political party can vote in that party's election. Forexample, if you are a registered Democrat, you can vote only in a Democraticprimary. Unaffiliated voters cannot vote in any primary election.
You must fill out a new application form andindicate the party with which you want to affiliate. If you are a Democrat or Republican and want to change parties, it takes threemonths from the date you apply until your new party affiliation is effective. If you are an unaffiliated voter and want to register as a Democrat or Republican, complete the voter registration form and your new affiliation is effective immediately.
You must re-register ONLY when you move to another Connecticut town. If you change your name (for example by marriage), or your address in town, notify the Office of the Registrar of Voters in your community. If you receive a postcard or letter from the Registrar of Voters asking if your name and address are still current, please Send It Back to be certain your name will not be removed from the Active Voter list.
If you are completing a voter registration form,check off the box on the application that you are interested in helping. If youalready are registered, just call the Registrars' Office at (860)464-3252.