Connecticut Election dates to keep in mind

Whether you're planning to declare your party affiliation before the presidential primary, or are wondering when absentee ballots will be available, this handy guide will help. More detailed information is available on the State Election Calendar.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016:     Absentee ballots for primary become available

Thursday, April 21, 2016:     Deadline for new voters, and for unaffiliated voters to enroll in a party for voting in its primary. For new voters, mail-in applications must be postmarked, or received by Registrar of Voters or voter registration agency, by this day. For unaffiliated voters, the mail-in application must be received (not merely postmarked) by the Registrar of Voters by this deadline.

Monday, April 25, 2016:     In-person enrollment deadline, for new voters and unaffiliated voters enrolling in a party in person at Town hall, for voting in primary.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016:     Presidential Preference Primary. Polls open from 6 am to 8 pm.

Friday, October 7,     Absentee ballots for November election become available to electors on this day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016     Election Day, polls open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm