Nov. 6, 2018: What To Know Before Hitting The Polls - Stamford Moms
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 6. Whether you’re a first time voter, you’re new to Stamford or just don’t remember much about the last time you voted, we have a few answers to common voter questions.

What time do the polls open & close?

Polls are open 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Election Day.

What will the ballot look like?

Take a look at a sample ballot before heading out!

Where do I go?

Voters registered in Connecticut can look up where to vote on the City of Stamford websiteConnecticut’s site or at

Is there early voting?

Connecticut does not offer an early voting period. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot by mail or by visiting your local election office.

What do I bring?

  • You may be asked to show ID to vote in Connecticut. Acceptable forms include: Social Security card or any other pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address, signature or photograph.
  • If you’re a first-time voter who registered by mail, you will need to show a proof of residence as well. Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo ID that shows your name and address or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to sign an affadavit instead and then vote normally. If you’re a first-time voter without ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.

Can I register to vote on Election Day?

You may register and vote in person on Election Day if you meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and you are not already registered, OR you are registered in one town and want to change your registration because you currently reside in another town.

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