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Absentee (Mail-in) Voting

Voters can only vote absentee in Connecticut with an approved excuse. You may vote absentee in Connecticut if:

  • You are an active member of the armed forces of the United States
  • You will be out of town during all the hours of voting on Election Day
  • Illness prevents you from voting in person on Election Day
  • Your religious beliefs prevents you from performing secular activities like voting on Election Day
  • You will be performing duties as an election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours of voting on Election Day
  • You have a physical disability that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day

There is no deadline to apply to vote absentee, but it is suggested you apply at least a month before Election Day. Completed ballots must be recieved before the close of polls on Election Day.

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

Find your polling location. (personal info required)

Voter ID Requirements

You must bring a valid ID to vote. For most voters (other than first time voters), eligible IDs include:

  • Your social security card,
  • OR any pre-printed form of identification that shows your:
    • name and address, or
    • name and signature, or
    • name and photograph
  • If you do not have any of the above, you will sign an affidavit confirming you are the same person on the official checklist.

For first-time voters, you must bring:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address
  • OR, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address;
  • OR, cast a provisional ballot

Click here for more information on voter ID in Connecticut

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.