Today is the deadline to register to vote. In order to cast ballots in the upcoming Municipal Elections on November 5, voters have until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 to register in-person at town offices.
The mail-in voter registration deadline to qualify for the Municipal Elections, which already passed, was Tuesday October 22, 2013. Absentee ballots are also available from town clerks offices for registered voters who are not able to vote at polling places on Election Day if they will be out of state or unable to vote due to illness, physical disability, or other reasons listed by state law. Absentee ballots will be available until Monday November 4.
“Municipal elections this November 5th represent a real chance for the voters to make their voices heard on the crucial budget and educational issues facing many towns in Connecticut,” said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s chief elections official. “Choosing municipal leaders is one of the most important civic responsibilities, so I urge anyone who wants a say in the future direction of their community in these tough times to register to vote in person by 8:00 p.m. October 29.”
Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 5, 2013 for municipal elections in the vast majority of Connecticut cities and towns. Secretary Merrill encourages voters to go online at www.sots.ct.gov to download a voter registration form or application for an absentee ballot, view your town or city ballot, find out if you are registered to vote and look up where your polling place is located.