Vote November 3rd

In September we published a voter registration article that started with the words “With so many uncertainties and changes in our day to day life, one thing hasn’t changed. Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day.”

The big day is tomorrow, and we thought we would share more quick info for those still looking to vote.

Who can vote in Connecticut?

Voter Eligibility includes:

  • Folks who are 18 before or on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3rd)
  • United States Citizens living in Connecticut
  • Convicted felons who have completed confinement or parole (more details)

If you have recently moved, or if you are a student, we recommend you visit The Office of Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill’s web page on Voter Eligibility.

Am I registered to vote in Connecticut? Where do I vote in Connecticut?

The CT voter lookup tool allows you to check your current voter registration status and your polling location.

How do I register to vote in Connecticut on Election Day (November 3rd)?

Election Day Registration (EDR) is available at a designated EDR location in each town, beginning at 6am and ending at 8pm. Voters will register and vote at the designated EDR location in their town. Folks must be registered by 8pm in order to vote. They will need to provide a proof of identity and residency. For a list of EDR locations and more info visit The Office of Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill’s web page on Election Day Registration Locations.

How do I return my absentee ballot?

Absentee ballots can be returned in person to the Town Clerk’s Office, or via the secure drop box that the Office of the Secretary of the State has provided to each town.

All ballots must be received by the close of polls, 8:00pm on Election Day.

To learn more about absentee voting visit The Office of Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill’s web page on Absentee Voting.

I’m not in Connecticut. How do I vote?

Visit USA.Gov’s How to Register to Vote web page to learn how to register and what the voter registration deadlines are for your state. You can also confirm whether or not you are registered on their Confirm You’re Registered to Vote web page.


Join the Discussion

Members of the UConn DPP community will be attending watch parties and talking about the Election on Election Day (November 3rd)!

  • Professor of Public Policy and Law, Doug Spencer will be on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) from 6-7pm to discuss the Election.
  • Join a UConn watch party that kicks off at 7pm! Check your UConn email for all the info!

Thank you for being apart of our democracy and helping us impact policy. Want to be further involved in the process? Join us in the classroom this fall and learn how to positively impact communities every day of the year. Email dpp@uconn.edu for more info!