The Registrars of Voters office will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.
2018 Election Information:
PRIMARY - August 14, 2018 (If Needed):
Last day that an enrolled elector can transfer from one party to another and be eligible to vote in state, district or municipal office primary of new party is May 14, 2018.
Mail-in application form forNew Voter must be postmarked by August 9, 2018and received by the Registrars of Voters by 12:00 noon of August 13th in order to be permitted to participate in the August 14, 2018 primary. Online voter registration deadline is 11:59pm on August 9, 2018.
In-Person registration deadline is August 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon.
If you are already registered as an Unaffiliated Voter, your mail-in application must be received by August 9, 2018 or in-person until August 13, 2018 at 12 noon.
In-Person registration deadline is October 30, 2018at 8pm. Those, whose rights as to age, citizenship, new residence, were attained since October 30, 2018 may apply in person at the Registrars Office between 9am and 12 noon on November 5, 2018.
Where Can I Register to Vote?
Office of the Registrars of Voters, Room 209 (during business hours)
Complete a voter registration card (English/Español) and mail in to Registrars of Voters, West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
Register online. You may do this if you have a DMV record on file.
If you have moved within town, you must change your address with the
Registrar of Voters office by completing a completing a voter registration card in-person or via mail or online.
Voter Eligibility Requirements
Resident of a Connecticut town
At least 18 years of age (you may register at age 17 as long as you will turn 18 by Election Day)
Completed confinement and parole, if previously convicted of a felony
Voter Identification Requirements
Poll workers will ask for identification on election day. Click here for a list of Voter ID
Change in Voter Registration Information
If you change your name, address or party enrollment, you must complete a voter registration card (English/Español) and fill in blanks 1a through 12 and send form to: Registrar of Voters, 50
South Main Street, Room 209, West Hartford, CT 06107. We must have an original
signature (not a fax).
Enrolling in a political party in Connecticut
New elector-- complete LINE 9 of the voter registration application. If you do not wish to enroll in a political party, just check NO. You will be an "Unaffiliated" voter in Connecticut.
Changing political party affiliation
There are 2 major parties in Connecticut: Democratic and Republican, and there are several minor parties. If you do not wish to enroll in a political party, just check NO; you will then by considered an "Unaffiliated" voter in Connecticut.
In order to change party affiliation, complete a voter registration card (English/Español) and check the box marked "Party Enrollment Change." You may also do this online if you have a DMV record on file.
If you are an Unaffiliated voter and would like to affiliate with a party, you have until 12 noon (in person) the day before a primary to do so in order to qualify to vote in that party's primary.
A voter who changes from one party to another acquires party privileges 3 months after filing an application with the registrar.
An unaffiliated elector who enrolls in a party acquires party privileges immediately.
Only party members are eligible to vote in primaries and caucuses.
District #1 - King Philip Middle School, 100 King Philip Drive
District #2 - Bristow Middle School, 34 Highland Street
District #3 - West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
District #4 - Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue
District #5 - Wolcott School, 71 Wolcott Road
District #6 - Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road
District #7 - Sedgwick Middle School, 128 Sedgwick Road
District #8 - Braeburn School, 45 Braeburn Road
District #9 - Hall High School, 975 North Main Street
Registered voters who are ill, physically disabled, serving in the military,
out of town on election day or whose religion forbids secular activity on
election day may apply to vote using an absentee ballot. Those providing service
as a poll worker in polling places other than their own are also eligible. Visit
or call the Town
Clerk's Office at (860) 561-7430.
Absentee ballot applications are also available in the Registrar of
Permanent Absentee Ballots
Effective January 1, 2013, electors with permanent disabilities may be
eligible for permanent absentee ballot status. The elector must file an absentee
ballot application together with a primary care provider's statement on their
letterheadstating that they have a permanent disability and are
unable to appear in person at the polling place. Once this is received,
absentee ballots will be sent to
eligible electors throughout the year for each event they would be eligible to
vote. The ballots will be sent on the first day on which absentee ballots become
available (i.e. 21 days before a primary, 31 days before an election).
Electors will receive an annual written notice in January of
each year from the Registrar of Voters to determine if the elector with this
status continues to reside at the address on their permanent absentee ballot
application. Failure to return the notice will result in removal of the elector
from the permanent absentee ballot status list.
Accommodations for Temporarily and Permanently Disabled Voters
The Connecticut Secretary of the State has implemented new IVS Accessible Voting Equipment in order to accommodate disables voters.
The Inspire Ballot Marking System has a unique
feature that allows ROVs to provide at-home practice for blind and visually
impaired voters prior to voting on Election Day.
Since the user interface for the audio ballot is a small
12-button keypad with the same layout as that of a telephone keypad, the voters
can call a toll-free number anytime from the comfort of their home or office to
practice voting. Voters can browse through a famous names test ballot or
an actual ballot, making selections, writing-in names, checking for under
votes, reviewing the voted ballot, changing selections, etc. This
incredible educational tool makes it much easier for blind and visually
impaired voters to become familiar with the Inspire Ballot Marking System audio
ballot. An actual ballot will not be marked or printed.
INSTRUCTIONS TO PRACTIVE USING THE NEW IVS ACCESSIBLE VOTING SYSTEM:
To practice a famous names test
ballot on the Demo Line:
1. Call 888-661-6366 from any
phone, any time.
2. Follow the audio voting
instructions to practice voting. A test ballot will not be marked or
To Preview & Practice an actual ballot:
1. Call 1-866-494-8683 from any phone, any time.
2. Have your Ballot Access ID# ready. The Ballot
Access ID number is specific to the Voter’s District. For West Hartford Districts 1, 2 & 3 please type in 0745; for Districts 4, 5 & 6 please type in 0751; for Districts 7, 8 & 9 please type in 0758.
3. Follow the audio voting instructions to practice
voting. An actual ballot will not be marked or printed.
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