Registrars of Voters

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Voter Registration
110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 107
Westport CT 06880
Telephone: 203-341-1115
Fax: 203-341-1153
E-mail: See Contact Us

 

1. To find out if you are registered to vote in CT, your party affiliation, and your polling place, click here to be taken to the State of Connecticut Voter Registration Lookup.   

Watch the video below on how to use the lookup  



2. To register to vote online go to https://voterregistration.ct.gov

3. For Absentee Ballot information, please call the Town Clerk's Office at 203-341-1110 or click this link to download the absentee ballot application form.

 

4. Click this link to see the sample ballots.

The Registrar of Voters office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may register to vote in person during those hours. You may also register by completing the online form, or by downloading the form from this page and mailing to our office.

Each of the two major political parties — Republican and Democratic — is represented by a Registrar of Voters. Either Registrar (or Assistant or Deputy Registrar) can register and enroll new voters regardless of party affiliation.

In addition to registering new voters, the Registrars are deeply involved in every election, primary, or referendum to ensure that voting machines are programmed and polling places are properly set up and staffed.

Voters may choose not to affiliate with any political party. However, only those enrolled in a political party may vote in a primary held by that political party. Enrolling in a party does not commit the voter's choice in a regular, general election. Connecticut State law dictates a three-month period as a voter registered in a party to switch from one party to another.

Although the two Registrars serve the town, their work is governed by state statute and federal election law.

The most recent and comprehensive legislation which governs the way this office operates is the National Voter Registration Act which went into effect January 1, 1995. This act also lets new residents become voters when they register their cars or obtain/renew a driver's license.

Registration Requirements

Any U.S. citizen who is 18 years old or older and who is a bona fide resident of this town is eligible to to vote in this town. (A bona fide resident is one whose fixed home is in the town in which they apply and to which home or town they intend to return when they are temporarily absent.)  High School students who are 17 years old may register so long as they will reach their eighteenth birthday by the November election day of the same calendar year. 

It is necessary to show a proper ID to register to vote. Proper ID for registration should show name and Westport address (e.g. utility bill, driver's license, check, Social Security Card). Proper ID for voting should show 1) name and address, OR 2) name and signature, OR name and photograph. A Social Security Card is acceptable for registration or voting. Registrants without an ID will be required to complete and sign an affidavit.  The process takes longer than the normal voting process. 

For related forms and information, click the links below:

Click Here to Register Online to Vote!