What are the key dates for the Election November 8, 2016?
When are the polls open?
Will I ever have to re-register?
Can I register to vote before I am 18?
I am from Greenwich and attending college in CT (or in another state), How do I vote back in my hometown?
How do I register to vote?
How can I help out on election day?
Who can vote in a primary election?
How can I change my party affiliation?
Q. What are the key dates for the Election November 8, 2016?
A. This year’s Presidential – Election will occur on November 8, 2016 between the hours of 6AM and 8PM.
The deadline for voter registration by mail is November 1, 2016
The deadline for voter registration in person is November 1, 2016 by 8PM
Persons who after November 1, 2016:
Become U.S. Citizens
Move into Town of Greenwich
Become 18 years old
May register in the office of the Registrar of Voters from 9AM to 5PM on November 7, 2016.
Q. When are the polls open?
A. The polls are open from 6AM to 8PM.
Q. Will I ever have to re-register?
You must re-register ONLY when you move to another Connecticut town.
If you change your name (for example by marriage), or your address in town, notify the Office of the Registrar of Voters in your community.
If you receive a postcard or letter from the Registrar of Voters asking if your name and address are still current, please Send It Back to be certain your name will not be removed from the voter list.
Q. Can I register to vote before I am 18?
A. You may pre-register beginning when you are 17 years old. Once you are pre-registered, you will automatically be added to the voting list and eligible to vote when you turn 18. If you register with a major political party when you are 17 – You will be allowed to vote in that party’s primary as a 17 year old as long as you are 18 by that November Election.
Q. I am from Greenwich and attending college in CT (or in another state), How do I vote back in my hometown?
A. You are able to apply for an absentee ballot if you are out of your town on the day of the election and for a few other reasons. After you mail in your absentee ballot application to the local Town Clerk, they will mail you back your absentee ballot to fill out and send back. For links and deadlines to apply visit www.sots.ct.gov/vote.
Q. How do I register to vote?
A. You can download an application to vote here, call the Registrars' Office at (203) 622-7890 to request an application (which will be mailed to you), or you can stop in the Registrars' Office at Town Hall, located on the first floor, to get an application. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Q. How can I help out on election day?
A. If you are completing a voter registration form, check off the box on the application that you are interesting in helping. If you already are registered to vote and want to help, just call the Registrars' Office at (203) 622-7890.
Q. Who can vote in a primary election?
A. Only registered voters affiliated with a political party can vote in that party's election. For example, if you are a registered Democrat, you can vote only in a Democratic primary. Unaffiliated voters cannot vote in any primary election.
Q. How can I change my party affiliation?
A. You must fill out a new application to vote and indicate the party with which you want to affiliate.
If you are a Democrat or Republican and want to change parties, it takes three months from the date you apply until your new party affiliation is effective. If you are an unaffiliated voter and want to register as a Democrat or Republican, complete the voter registration form and your new affiliation is effective immediately.