Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut (ROVAC) Everything you need to know about voting in CT. An informative conversation with Tim De Carlo, of the (ROVAC). From on line and in person registration deadlines to in person voting. This is your chance to make your voice heard!
Guest: Tim De Carlo Organization: Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut (ROVAC)
Role: Waterbury Registrar of Voters
Voter Registration Deadline:
· Everyone should always check their voter status before an election
· The deadline to register to vote online, in-person or by mail is Tuesday, October 27: www.myvote.ct.gov
· You can register online via the Secretary of the State’s website
· Registrars encourage voters to contact their Registrars if they need assistance or have questions about anything related to registering to vote
Last Chance to Register - Election Day Registration:
· If you have not registered to vote by October 27th, your very last chance is in-person, on Election Day, at your town’s designated Election Day Registration location
· Those looking to register on Election Day should:
Find out where their town’s Election Day Registration location is beforehand. It may not be your usual polling location
Show up as early as you can so you can avoid lines and long waits. You can utilize Election Day Registration between 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. By state law you must be in the Election Day Registration line by 8 p.m. to be allowed to register.
Getting Your Absentee Ballot In On Time:
· Things are different this year due to the pandemic—every voter has the option to vote by absentee ballot
· You can submit your absentee ballot by mail or by using your town’s Ballot Drop Box, which is likely located outside of your town hall.
· Voters can make sure their absentee ballot is submitted on time by submitting their ballot via their town’s Ballot Drop Box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voting In-Person on November 3rd:
· Voters can still vote in-person at their designated polling location on Tuesday, November 3rd. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
· Registrars have been working diligently with town officials and the Secretary of the State’s office to make sure polling locations are safe, follow COVID-19 guidelines and promote social distancing.