Who can register to vote?

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To register in Connecticut, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a resident of a Connecticut municipality
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • Not be convicted of a felony
  • Registration forms may be obtained in many public places, including libraries, motor vehicles offices, supermarkets, town and state offices
  • Your registration is subject to the approval of the municipal registrars of voters
  • Fill out a voter registration application (Form ED-671)

Any U.S. citizen who is a resident of the town and will turn 18 by election or primary day may register and vote. Seventeen year olds may register, and will acquire their rights upon their 18th birthday. Those who have been convicted of a felony lose their rights and cannot have their voting rights restored until completion of their incarceration and payment of any fines.

A special voter making session will be held at WAMOGO High School for students who are 18 years old, or have turned 17 and will be 18 prior to Election Day of that year. The session is usually held during the month of April or May at the high school.