Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to know about voting?
VERIFY - in order to register, you must:
- turn 18 before Election Day;
- be a resident of a CT town;
- be a U.S. citizen; and,
- if convicted of a disfranchising felony, complete confinement and parole
REGISTER - you can register online anytime (with a valid CT DMV ID) or bring/mail in a paper copy to the Registrar of Voters in the Stamford Government Center (888 Washington Boulevard). Election Day registration is available! If you plan to vote via absentee ballot, click here for details.
RESEARCH - learn about the candidates running for office. Attend a candidate forum, read up on the causes they care about, and get to know them personally - if elected, they will be representing you and your interests!
VOTE - Municipal elections are held in odd numbered years. State and federal elections are held in even numbered years. In 2018, the primary election will be on August 6. You must be a registered Republican or Democrat in order to vote in the primaries. The general election will be on November 6. Polls will be open from 6AM-8PM. All registered voters will receive a postcard in the mail before Election Day but you can find your polling place anytime here.