Election Rules

General Election Deadline Voter Registration Deadline: October 29 by-mail, November 2 in-person

Connecticut does not have early voting, if you want to vote prior to election day, request an absentee vote by mail ballot here.

Connecticut’s Address Confidentiality Program protects crime victims from having their address show up on voter registration rolls. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons after the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is requested, non-photo is acceptable. If no ID is presented, a voter can sign an affidavit affirming their identity

Absentee Voting: Mail-in ballot applications will automatically be sent to all registered voters for the November 3rd General Election and eligibility has been expanded to all voters due to COVID-19. An excuse is required to obtain an absentee ballot. Completed ballots must be received before the close of polls on Election Day. View the list of valid excuses and download the application for an absentee ballot here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Connecticut ranks 16th in the country for women’s representation in State Legislatures.

Connecticut Congressional Delegation

Connecticut State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Connecticut had higher voter turnout for both men and women than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size