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Register to Vote

Voter Registration Requirements
In order to register to vote you must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years old at the time of the next November election (17-year-olds may register if they will be 18 by the next Election Day)
  • Resident of Redding
  • U.S. citizen

Proof of Identity

  • Birth certificate
  • College photo identification (ID), in place of birth certificate, license, or Social Security card
  • Driver’s license (Reminder: out of state OK for identity only)
  • Oath of another elector or proof satisfactory to registrars (Reminder: identity only)
  • Social security card

Proof of Residence (Examples)

  • Current college or university registration or fee statement
  • Current CT Driver’s License/Non-Driver License or Motor Vehicle Learners Permit
  • Current Paycheck/Bank Statement
  • Lease
  • Naturalization documents
  • Passport (recent and includes residential address)
  • Property tax bill
  • Utility Bill-due no later than 30 days pre-election
  • Electronic copies of recent utility bills which can be downloaded in front of poll workers are acceptable.  Must be downloaded, not just a picture.

When first registering, you must be able to prove your identity and residency. Typically, this is done with a driver’s license or other pre-printed photo identification (e.g., employee ID or school ID, for example), current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, etc., along with the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

If there is no ID or other proof submitted and we cannot verify your identity, you may be asked to step out of line at the polls to present proper identification. For your convenience, we suggest sending the required proof of residency and identity to the Registrar of Voters’ Office in advance so your experience on voting day is speedy.

Deadlines

There are deadlines for voter registration. Please click on “Key Dates and Deadlines” on the menu to the left. You can also find this information by clicking on “Upcoming Elections”.

Register Online

You can register to vote online here {https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do}, change your address, or change your party registration online without having to mail in any forms if you have a valid Connecticut Driver’s License.

If you do not have a valid Connecticut Drivers License, you can print a registration card by clicking here .  If you print the form, you MUST include a proof of Identity and a proof of Residence from the list above.

Register in Person

We are happy to register you in person at our office at Town Hall. Please check our office hours below.

Enrolling in a Political Party

You may enroll in a party when you register to vote.

You may change party affiliation at any time. Party privileges accrue three months following a change from one party-to another. You cannot vote in a party caucus or primary until these privileges have been earned.

If you are not a member of a political party, you are listed as “Unaffiliated” on the voter lists. A person can enroll in a party at any time but must be cognizant of the registration deadlines.

NOTE: “Unaffiliated” means that you are not a member of any party. This is different from “Independent”. If you would like to be a member of the Independent Party, you must indicate this on your registration.