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Conn. Early Voter Registration Deadline Is Today

Voter Stickers
Darron Cummings
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AP
Connecticut election officials recommend registering to vote before Election Day to avoid possible lines.

Residents in Connecticut should register to vote by 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 27 if they want to vote at their local polling location. 

Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s Secretary of the State says: “if you’re not on the voter rolls by midnight (on Tuesday), you will not see your name on the list on Election Day.”

People can register online at myvote.ct.gov/register or in person at the registrar of voters office in city hall between 9am or 8pm.

Merrill says voters can also register by mail, as long as it is postmarked by October 27.

“There is a failsafe if you absolutely miss this last deadline. You can still register and vote on election day, but not at the polling places,” Merrill says “You can, with proper I.D. go to your town hall, register, and vote there instead.”

Merrill recommends voting early for same-day voter registration. Last-minute registrants faced long lines at New Haven City Hall during the 2018 election for governor. Voters can check to see if they are registered and confirm their polling location at myvote.ct.gov/lookup.