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Connecticut's Election Dates

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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Connecticut.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Please contact your local election office for more detailed information about the laws concerning election dates,poll hours,poll locations, voter id requirements,absentee voting, voter registration, name or address changes that would apply in your case.

2017 Election Dates & Deadlines

2017 November 7 MUNICIPAL ELECTION -- Date: November 7,2017

October 6, 2017 Deadline for printing of regular and absentee ballots:Printed absentee ballots for the election become available to electors on this day.
October 31, 2017 Voter Registration deadline - In Person:Hand-delivered mail-in registration applications must be received by registrars in applicant\'s town of residence (or by DMV or a voter registration agency) and, mailed mail-in registration applications must be postmarkedby this date, for the applicant to be entitled to vote in the election.
November 7, 2017 Absentee Ballot return deadline :In order to be cast at an election, the absentee ballot must be received by the municipalclerk (1) by the close of the polls if it is mailed or if it is returned by a member of the immediate family of the applicant in person or by the qualified designee of an ill or physically disabled ballot applicant in person, or (2) by the day before the election if it is returned in person by the applicant.

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018


2020 Election Dates & Deadlines

2020 November 3 General Election -- Date: November 3,2020


Good To Know


Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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