Registrar of Voters

The Registrar of Voters performs all duties required by Connecticut General statutes governing voter registration, annual canvas of voters, primaries, elections, and compiling and retaining accurate statistical information for federal, state and municipal government agencies. 


The next meeting, which will be the taskforce recommendations, will be held on:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.


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MUNICIPAL PRIMARY. Last day that an enrolled elector can transfer from one party to another and be eligible to vote in municipal primary of new party.  (Sec. 9-59)


JULY 16, 2019 to JULY 23, 2019 (Tuesday - Tuesday)

POLITICAL PARTIES PARTY ENDORSEMENT.  Endorsement by major party for municipal office by town committee, caucus or convention between these days.  (Secs. 9-390 and 9391)  No party may endorse more candidates for municipal office than number for which an elector may vote.  (Sec. 9-414).  See also Sec. 9-204a re. Board of Education.

REGISTRARS PRIMARY PETITIONS AVAILABLE.  Petition forms for persons desiring to oppose party-endorsed candidates for municipal office must be available from the registrar of voters beginning on the day following the making of the party's endorsement of candidates for municipal office or beginning on the day following the final day for the making of such endorsements, whichever comes first. (Secs. 9-372(5) and 9-409)


AUGUST 7, 2019 (Wednesday) 4:00 p.m.- REGISTRARS

PRIMARY PETITIONS -- FILING.  Primary petitions for opposition candidates of a major party for municipal offices must be submitted to respective registrars by 4:00 p.m. of this day. Registrars of voters, deputy registrar or assistant registrar must be in their office or office facilities between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to accept petitions.  (Secs. 9-405 and 9-406)


AUGUST 27, 2019  (Tuesday) REGISTRARS

FOURTEENTH DAY BEFORE PRIMARY DAY REGISTRATION SESSION. If municipal primary will be held in your town and if your town's population is over 25,000, mandatory registration session must be held on this date.  Hours:  any two hours between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  (Sec. 9-17)



REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT CUT-OFF (MAIL-IN). Deadline for registering and/or enrolling for voting in primary unless register in person with town clerk or registrar or unless file application for enrollment in person with registrar of voters.  (Secs. 9-23g, 9-56 and 9-57)

Mail-in application of new voter must be received by registrar of voters of the town of residence by this day, except that a mail-in application of new voter postmarked by this day or received by a voter registration agency or the Department of Motor Vehicles by this day may be received by the registrar of voters until 12:00 noon of September 9, 2019.  (Sec. 9-23g(c) and (d))

However, enrollment application of unaffiliated voter must be received by this day by registrar of voters of the town of residence unless unaffiliated voter files application for enrollment in person with registrar of voters by 12:00 noon of September 9, 2019.  (Sec. 9-56)


SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 (Monday) 12:00 noon -REGISTRARS

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT CUT-OFF IN PERSON.  Deadline for registering in person with the registrar of voters or town clerk of the town of residence and deadline for enrolling in person with the registrar of voters for voting in primary.  Deadline for cross-town registrations to be received by registrar of town of residence.  Registrars of Voters must be in their office during this time.

Applications from servicemen and persons out of the country under Secs. 9-26 and 9-23a may be received throughout the day and before primary day.  (Secs. 9-19e, 9-23a, 9-56 and 9-57)


SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 (Tuesday) 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

PRIMARY.  Primary, if valid petition or petitions have been filed.  Hours:  6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Secs. 9-376 and 9-423)


Contact Us

(203) 946-8035

200 Orange St Room 201
New Haven, CT 06510

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Democratic Registrar
Shannel Evans 

Republican Registrar

Delores M. Knight