CONNECTICUT Voter ID Information

Registered Connecticut voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign a written affirmation that you are qualified to vote, that you have not previously voted in the election, and provide your address and date of birth.

VoteRiders provides updated information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN CONNECTICUT 

  • Social Security Card
  • Any other pre-printed form of ID that shows your
    • Name and address, OR
    • Name and signature, OR
    • Name and photo
If you do not have any of the above IDs, you can still vote by signing a State affidavit.

 

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! Connecticut will accept IDs from other US states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Connecticut will accept valid student ID as voter ID.

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