What you need to know about Election Day in Connecticut


It’s almost here! Election Day is tomorrow, November 3!!

A record 32 million are projected to be eligible to vote (13.3% of all eligible voters) the largest, nonwhite racial or ethnic electorate in the 2020 elections. In Connecticut, 12.3% of the eligible voter population is Latino (322,000 out of a total 2,614,000), according to the Pew Research Center.

Here’s what you need to know in order to perform your civic duty…

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Any voter standing in line at the polls at 8 p.m. will be allowed to cast a vote.

It’s too late to mail in an absentee ballot since they have to be in by Tuesday night to count. But voters can still drop off absentee ballots at a drop box or election office or vote in-person on Tuesday.

Check with your Town Clerk for the hours of voting on a referendum, as they vary by town.

To confirm you are registered to vote, click here: portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx.

By entering the town one lives in, first and last names, and date of birth, a voter can confirm registration, learn where to cast ballots in person, and check the status of absentee ballots that have been submitted.

You don’t know where to cast your vote? Finding a polling place is as easy as a click: Find your polling.

Connecticut voters have the choice to vote in person or by absentee ballot.

If you are voting by absentee ballot, you will need to get it to your town clerk soon. The town clerk must receive all ballots, including absentee ballots, by the close of polls at 8P on Election Day.

Connecticut allows Election Day registration for those who are not registered or are moving. Election Day registration is not available at polling places. More information can be found at: portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Election-Day-Registration/Election-Day-Registration

This is what you need to know if you are planning to register on Election Day.

Find eligibility requirements here.

If you have questions related to elections or election administration, call (860) 509-6100 or email LEAD@ct.gov.

Anyone who encounters a problem on Election Day should call the state’s Election Day Hotline at 1-866-733-2463 or send an email to elections@ct.gov.