Tuesday was the deadline in Connecticut to register to vote before Election Day, Nov. 5. If you happened to miss the deadline and still want to exercise your democratic rights, don’t despair.
Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there is one last option.
“You can still register and vote on Election Day,” she said. “You would go down to -- usually city hall, not at the polling places -- register if you have proper ID and you’re 18 and a citizen, and you should be able to register and vote right there on the spot at city hall.”
Merrill says that typically only a third of registered voters turn out for municipal elections in Connecticut. And that’s disappointing given their importance.
“This is where you can meet a candidate, talk to them,” she said. “Town government controls things like the quality of your schools and education, the condition of your roads. There’s a lot that goes on in Connecticut with our local towns.”
You can check on your registration and look up your polling place online.