Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know about voting? 

VERIFY - in order to register, you must:

  1. turn 18 before Election Day; 
  2. be a resident of a CT town; 
  3. be a U.S. citizen; and,
  4. 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

Have more questions on the voting process? Check out MyVoteCT or contact the Stamford Registrar of Voters office. 

Where can I find my local, state and federal representativeS?

Click here to find a list of your federal, state, and local representatives. 

can i attend CITY board or commission meetings?

Yes! The City Charter mandates that every meeting of every elected board of the City is open to the public, except for executive sessions. Note that meetings may not be open for public comment. Missed a meeting? Video, agendas, and minutes of every board meeting can be found here

how do i report an issue to the city?

Contact the Citizens Service Center. You can call 203-977-4140 or access the online portal here


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