Voting day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
If you will be away on Election Day you may still vote by obtaining an Absentee Ballot. This letter has information on 1) how to register and 2) how to vote by absentee ballot.
To check your voting registration status and polling place go to Voter Registration Online.
If you are not yet registered to vote you may register by mail, in person, or online: CT Online Voter Registration. New voter registrations sent by mail must be post-marked by October 30 to be accepted for the November 6, 2018 election. The deadline for online registrations is 11:59 pm, also on October 30.
Hand-delivered applications for mail-in registration must be received by October 30.
October 30 is the in-person cut-off in ALL towns. Applicants must appear in person. Those whose rights as to age, citizenship or residence mature after October 30 (and not others) may apply in the Town Office on a daily basis until 5:00pm on Monday, November 5.
To obtain an absentee ballot, you must request an application for the ballot from the Town Clerk either by calling 203-622-7897, going to Voter Registration Online, or by visiting the office at 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich. The application for an absentee ballot must be completed and mailed back to the Town Clerk.
An absentee ballot will be mailed to you. Complete the ballot, carefully following the instructions that are included and return it by mail or in person. You may deliver it in person before 4:00pm, November 5.
If you choose to mail it in, be sure to mail it early enough that it arrives at the Town Clerk’s office by 8:00pm on Election Day, November 6. The mailing address is Town Clerk, Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
If you are able to visit the Town Clerk office on or after October 5, you may fill out the application, receive your ballot and vote at the same time. If you have any questions please call the Town Clerk’s office at 203-622-7897.
Election Day Registration
If all voter registration deadlines have been missed, a bona fide resident of the town of
Greenwich may register to vote and cast a ballot at the special Election Day Registration location, on the second floor of Greenwich Town Hall. Election Day Registration is from 6:00am to 8:00pm.
A voter must bring the appropriate proof of identity and residency. See back of this document for acceptable proof. The Election Day Registration process requires verification that the voter is not registered to vote in any other municipality in CT, or, if the voter is registered, election officials must determine that the individual has not voted in the other municipality by telephoning the corresponding Registrars of Voters.
The entire process is lengthy, as it includes voter registration, verification, and then finally the actual casting of a ballot. Depending on the popularity of this option and the individual voter’s circumstances, wait times can vary from a minimum of 20 minutes to an hour.
This option is only available at the EDR location in Town Hall. It is not available at neighborhood polling places.
Acceptable ID for Election Day Registration
Voter must appear in person.
Must provide proof of identity and residence.
NOTE: Current DMV Connecticut Drivers License/Non-Driver’s License/Learner’s Permit satisfy both proof of identity and residence. (Adhesive strip with change of address acceptable.)
Proof of Identity:
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Oath of another elector or proof satisfactory to registrars (Reminder: identity ONLY)
• College photo ID, in place of birth certificate, license, or Social Security card
• Drivers License (Reminder: out of state OK for identity ONLY)
Proof of Residence (Examples):
• Current CT Drivers License/Non-Driver License or Motor Vehicle Learners Permit
• Utility Bill—due no later than 30 days post election
• Current college or university registration or fee statement
• Current Paycheck/Bank Statement
• Property tax bill
• Naturalization documents
• Passport (recent, and includes residential address)
The League of Women Voters of Greenwich encourages all registered voters to exercise their right to help choose our representatives. If you have questions please call the Town Clerk’s office at 203-622-7897.