November 8, 2016 - General Election
(All Voters that normally vote at Central High School will be voting at Madison School, 376 Wayne Street for the 2016 Election)
REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT CUT-OFF (BY-MAIL & In Person)
November 1, 2016
SEVENTH DAY BEFORE ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION SESSION
In person cut-off in ALL towns. Applicants must appear in person. 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Those whose rights as to age, citizenship or residence mature after the above day may apply in the office on a daily basis until the opening go limited session on November 7, 2016 or at such limited session.
E.D.R. (Election Day Registration)
The act permits anyone to register and vote in person on Election Day if he or she meets the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and is either: (1) not already registered (2) is registered in one municipality but wants to change his or her registration because he or she currently resides in another municipality. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she is (1) a U. S. citizen, (2) age 18 or older, and (3) a bona fide resident of the municipality in which he or she applies for admission as an elector.
APPLICATION AND IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for E.D.R.
Under the act, applicants must appear in person at the designated EDR location and declare under oath (by signing a certification provided with the EDR envelope) that they have not previously voted in the election. They must complete the application for voter registration and provide the same information CGS §9-20 currently requires from anyone seeking to become an elector in person in the state. This means they must provide their birth certificate, driver's license, or Social Security card. If the person does not have any of these forms of identification the applicant can prove their identity under the testimony of another elector or by the presentation of other satisfactory proof to the registrar of voters. The act also allows college and university students to present a current photo identification (ID) issued by their higher education institution in lieu of a birth certificate, driver’s license, or Social Security card.
Under the act, if an applicant's identification does not also include proof of their residential address, he or she must also submit another form of identification showing their residential address in the municipality. The additional identification may include, but is not limited to a motor vehicle learner's permit, utility bill due no later than 30 days after the election, for a college or university student, a current college or university registration or fee statement, a lease, library card with residential address, paycheck, property tax bill, naturalization documents, passport (assuming it is recent and includes residential address).
November 8, 2016
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Margaret E. Morton Gov. Center, 1st Floor
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7281
Fax: (203) 332-5629