How To Vote in Connecticut's 2018 Democratic Primary Election

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Democratic primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 14th from 6AM-8PM. Only voters who are registered Democrats are eligible to vote in the primary election. If you won’t be in Connecticut on August 14th or are eligible, you can vote absentee.

Voter Registration

  • Check to see if you are registered to vote here.
  • You can register to vote online here.

Voting in the Democratic Primary

In order to vote in the Democratic primary election, your voter registration must be affiliated with the Democratic party.

  • Check how you are registered to vote here.

Unaffiliated Voters Seeking to Affiliate with a Party
A lot of people who think they are a registered Independent are actually registered as Unaffiliated. If you are registered to vote and have selected to be “unaffiliated” to a political party, you will need to change your party affiliation in order to vote in the Democratic primary. You have until noon the day before the primary election to change your registration.

Voters Seeking to Change their Party Affiliation
If you are registered to vote and are affiliated with another party, i.e. Republican or Independent, but wish to vote in the primary of another party, you will need to change your affiliation in order to vote in that party’s primary. You must change your affiliation by May 14, 2018 (3 months before the primary election).

Absentee Voting

What if I can’t vote in person on August 14th?

  • Find out who is eligible to vote absentee here.

How do I obtain an absentee ballot?


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