Connecticut Election Guide

Election 2024 Information for Bridgeport, CT

Voter Registration

Registration Deadline:

Primary: Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (or received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 5th day before a primary). You may apply in person to your town clerk or registrar until 12:00 noon on the last business day before a primary.

General: Your application must be submitted or received by a voter registration agency by the 7th day before an election (or you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election).

However, Connecticut now offers Election Day Registration. If you miss the deadline for registering for an election, you can register and vote in person on Election Day at your town’s Election Day Registration location.


Voter Registration Qualifications

Age: At least 17 years old (must be age 18 on or before election day); 17 year olds, who will turn 18 on or before election day, may participate.

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must be a resident in a Connecticut town

Felony Convictions: Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a disenfranchising felony

ID Requirements: click here


Obtaining a Voter Registration Form

Online: Connecticut’s Online Voter Registration System

In person: You can obtain an application at any Registrar of Voters office

By mail/in writing: Voter Registration Application is available in English and Spanish. Complete the form and return it to the Registrar of Voters office.

By fax: Contact your local Registrars of Voters for faxing options.


Verifying Your Voter Registration Status

Online: Voter Registration Lookup

Phone: Call your local Registrar of Voters or the Secretary of State at (860) 509-6200 


Absentee Ballot Qualifications

Who can vote absentee: You are eligible to vote with an absentee ballot if you are unable to appear at the polling place during the hours of voting for one of the reasons below:

- Active service in the Armed Forces of the United States

- Absence from the town during all of the hours of voting

- Illness

- Religious beliefs forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary or referendum

- Duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than your own during all of the hours of voting

- Physical disability


Other absentee voter qualifications: You must complete a new absentee ballot application for each election, primary, and referendum.


Obtaining an Absentee Ballot

In person: You can obtain an application at any Registrar of Voters

By mail: Download and print the Application for Absentee Ballot: (English) and (Spanish). Mail the completed application to your local Town Clerk.


An absentee ballot will be mailed to you beginning:


-31 days before a general election

-21 days before a primary

-19 days before a referendum


If your application is received after the above dates, your ballot will be mailed to you as soon as your application is processed.


Military and overseas voting: For more information on military and overseas voting, click here.

For a referendum with less than 3 weeks’ notice: English and Spanish Application

Emergency Voting: For an emergency ballot within 6 days of an election Connecticut emergency absentee ballot application (English) and (Spanish)


Submitting an Absentee Ballot

Complete your ballot, carefully following the instructions that are included and return it by mail or in person. Only complete absentee ballots received before the close of polls on the day of the election will be counted.


Early Voting

Early voting qualifications: Early voting is not available in Connecticut.


Additional Information

Deciding how to vote:

Polling Place: click here

ID Requirements: Connecticut voter identification requirements

Problems with voting: Connecticut/HAVA Voters' Bill of Rights. Connecticut does not have a HAVA complaint form in place. Direct complaints or problems with voting to your local Registrar of Voters

Provisional ballots: Connecticut provisional ballot guidelines and policies

Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your Registrar of Voter's office

Election 2024 Ballot Measures

Connecticut No-Excuse Absentee Voting Amendment

This resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to remove the state constitution’s current restrictions on absentee voting.

The ballot designation to be used when the amendment is presented at the
general election is: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit the
General Assembly to allow each voter to vote by absentee ballot?”

More Information: Click Here

Election 2024 Candidates for Bridgeport, CT

U.S. Senate

U.S. House

Your Elected Officials

Joe Biden
Kamala Harris
Vice President
Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Senate
District Senior Seat
Chris Murphy
U.S. Senate
District Junior Seat
Jim Himes
U.S. House
District 4
Ned Lamont
Susan Bysiewicz
Lieutenant Governor
Antonio Felipe
State House
District 130
Herron Gaston
State Senate
District 23
William Tong
Attorney General
Stephanie Thomas
Democratic, Working Families 
Secretary of State
Charlene Russell-Tucker
Commissioner of Education
Sean Scanlon
Democratic, Working Families, Independent Party of Connecticut 
Mark Boughton
No Party Affiliation 
Revenue Commissioner
Erick Russell
Democratic, Working Families 
Erin Benham
State Board of Education
Bonnie Burr
State Board of Education
Erik Clemons
State Board of Education
Karen DuBois-Walton
State Board of Education
Elwood Exley
State Board of Education
Donald Harris
State Board of Education
Martha Prou
State Board of Education
Awilda Reasco
State Board of Education
Malia Sieve
State Board of Education
Allan Taylor
State Board of Education