Connecticut

Registered voters in Connecticut need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. There are several forms of identification you can use.

Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail.

Connecticut ID Requirements for Voting In Person

Accepted IDs

Social Security Card

OR

Any other pre-printed form of ID that shows one of the following:

  • Your name and address
  • Your name and signature
  • Your name and photo

If you do not present acceptable ID, in most cases, you may sign a form in lieu of presenting ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registered Connecticut voters must show ID at the polls to vote.

If you are a registered voter but do not present an acceptable ID at the polling place, you must complete and sign a form, under penalty of perjury, that affirms you are the person whose name appears on the official registry checklist and includes your residential address and date of birth.

If you are a first-time voter who must complete your voter registration as noted on the checklist, you must present to the official checker or checkers, before you vote, either a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

You do not need a REAL ID to vote in Connecticut.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a star in the upper corner if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help getting ID.

Whether you can show an acceptable ID on your electronic device depends on the type of identification you wish to show. For instance, a driver’s license, state ID, student photo ID (unless the original is only available digitally), or valid vehicle registration must be the original. You may present the original or a digital version of a utility bill, bank or credit statement, property tax statement, or vehicle insurance certificate.

If you do not present acceptable ID, in most cases, you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID.

Connecticut ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

You do not need a copy of your ID to vote by mail in Connecticut.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Connecticut, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to vote absentee in Connecticut, you must meet ONE of the following: 

  • You are in active service in U.S. Armed Forces
  • You will be absent from town on Election Day 
  • You or someone else has an illness that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day
  • Your religious beliefs prevent you from performing secular activities like voting on Election Day
  • You have duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than your own on Election Day 
  • You or someone else has a physical disability that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day

You do not need a copy of your ID to vote by mail in Connecticut.

BUT: if it is your first time voting in a federal election in Connecticut, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

 

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BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Connecticut, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

There is no process to “cure” (fix) your ballot if it is rejected.