2017 Connecticut Voter’s Guide

News 8 has assembled these resources to help you prepare for Election Day on Tuesday, November 7th.

Are you eligible to vote?

You can confirm that you are eligible to vote with Connecticut’s Voter Registration Lookup.

Connecticut ID Requirements for voting

You must present a copy of a valid identification that shows your name and address.

A driver’s license will suffice in all cases, but if a voter does not have a government-issued photo ID, then a bank statement, utility bill, paystub, social security card or an affirmation of identity are also acceptable. Voters can go online to www.sots.ct.gov/vote to see a complete list of acceptable forms of voter identification.

You may also cast a provisional ballot, or sign form ED-681, “Signatures of Electors Who Did Not Present ID”, provided by the Secretary of the State that the elector whose name appears on the official check list is the same person signing the form.

Contact your local registrars of voters for information about location, hours of operation, and acceptable forms of identification.

Where do I vote?

Use the State Of Connecticut’s Voter Registration Lookup to see where your polling location is. It will include the address of your assigned polling location.

Election Day Registration

Election Day Registration is not available at your polling place, but is available at a designated EDR location in each town, beginning at 6 am. Click Here for a list of locations.

Voters must present ID that proves both who they are and where they live. They can do this by simply showing a current driver’s license, or by a combination of acceptable IDs- such as a Social Security Card and a Utility Bill. For students, they can show their student ID and their dorm assignment.

Voter’s Bill of Rights

Know your rights at your local polling location with Connecticut’s Voter’s Bill of Rights.