UB Votes

The UB Votes initiative aims to engage the UB community in civic issues, and to support education and resources for students to be active and informed voters. UB as a non-partisan organization does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party. Federal law mandates that all colleges and universities in the United States make voter registration forms available to all students attending their institution who are eligible to vote.

Register to Vote

United States Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States (includes those born in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Be 18 years of age before the general election
  • Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
  • Be a resident of the local in which you will be voting

Registering to Vote in Connecticut

Check your CT Voter Registration Status

  • This is a good place to check to ensure your address is up to date and confirm your polling place.

Register to Vote Online

  • To use the online registration system, you must have a current and valid CT driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver photo identification issues by the CT Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and a signature on file with the DMV.
  • This system can also be used to update your current address if you have moved since the last time you voted.

Register to Vote In Person or By Mail

  • Complete Voter Registration Form*
    • * This must be received by the city 7 days before Election Day
    • CT Voter Registration Forms are also available in the Office of Civic Engagement
  • Find your local Registrar of Voter’s or Town Clerk’s office to find mailing address or physical drop off location.

Voting in Connecticut

Voting in Person

  • Find your polling place in CT (ensure that your polling place will be open or if it has changed from the regular location).
  • Voting will take place on the first Tuesday in November between 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Be prepared with proper document(s) at the polling place.

Voting by Mail

  • Request Absentee Ballot Application
  • Complete & Return Application (this will trigger your registrar’s office to mail you the official ballot).
  • Complete & Return ballot
    • Must be delivered by Election Day (not just postmarked)
    • Deliver to secure Ballot Dropbox located at City Hall or other locations in your community.

Registering to Vote & Voting Outside of Connecticut

Voter registration guidelines and deadlines vary from state to state. Please check specifically for your state using vote.org or visit your state’s Secretary of State website.

Additional Resources

The Office of Civic Engagement

The Heckman Center
Wahlstrom Library, 2nd floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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