The Office of the Registrars of Voters is established and governed primarily by the General Statutes of the Secretary of the State's Office, and the Election Enforcement and Infractions Divisions.
To be eligible to register to vote in Connecticut, a person must be:
- A resident of a Connecticut town
- At least 18 years old by Election Day
Those registering to vote in person are required to show identification. Acceptable forms of identification include anything with a name and address: a Connecticut driver's license, a utility bill, or even a checkbook. Those who register by mail must provide their Connecticut driver's license or the last four digits of their Social Security number on the voter registration form, which will be confirmed by the state's centralized voter registration system. This will avoid additional ID requirements for first-time voters in federal elections. First-time voters who register by mail in a federal election are subject to additional requirements.
The Registrars' Office is open from 8:30 A.M. to noon, Monday through Friday when the Town Hall is open. At those times when the Registrars are not in the office, the Town Clerk can provide registration services.