Connecticut Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 31st (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete Connecticut Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

First time voters who registered by mail after January 1, 2003 and are voting for the first time in a federal election and have a “mark” next to their name on the official registry list, need:

  • A copy of a current and valid ID that shows your name and address, OR
  • Bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that has your name and address

All other voters need:

  • your social security card OR
  • Any pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address, OR your name and signature, OR your name and photograph

Connecticut Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Connecticut before moving to another state for school, and who wish to establish or keep their Connecticut voting residency, should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. To count as a resident under Connecticut law, you have to be a “bona fide resident.” While some older cases suggest that you might have to have intent to remain in Connecticut permanently, the Secretary of State’s office has said that you only need to have the “intent to remain indefinitely.” Basically, if you do not know what you are going to do or you do not have definite plans to leave the state, you should be able to establish Connecticut residency.

Connecticut Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.