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Voting in New Haven


Tuesday, September 12, 2023


Tuesday, November 7, 2023


Polls are open 6AM to 8PM

"Voting is how we create a city where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, no matter which neighborhood you live in." — Mayor Justin Elicker

Voter Registration

You must be registered to vote in Connecticut. Identification will be requested when you go to vote, but if you forgot yours or don't have ID, you will still be allowed to vote if you sign an affidavit (a form saying you are, in fact, a registered voter).


You must be registered five days before the primary election, and seven days before the general election. If you miss that deadline, you can still vote by using Election Day Registration at City Hall. Learn more about Election Day Registration here.

Voting Absentee

Connecticut permits voting by absentee for a number of reasons, including any concerns about health and safety. You must submit an application to vote by absentee, either by mail or in person at the City Clerk. Your ballot must then be returned and received by the City Clerk, by mail or in person, before polls close on Election Day. In person may be at the City Clerk's Office or at the Official Dropbox outside City Hall.

Questions? Reach the New Haven City Clerk's office at (203) 946-8349.

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