League of Women Voters



Connecticut Absentee Ballot Process

You may vote by absentee ballot if you expect to be unable to appear at your polling place during the hours of voting due to one of the following reasons:

Connecticut Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Connecticut you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen living in Connecticut
  • At least 17 years old and turning 18 years old by Election Day
  • Completed with confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony and have had your voting rights restored

Connecticut Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.


Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

Connecticut Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Connecticut are the optical scan and DRE.


Provisional ballots are issued in the following situations:


Polling places will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.


Early voting is not available.


For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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