Registrar of Voters

The Registrar of Voters office is governed by Connecticut General Statutes and works with the office of the CT Secretary of the State to ensure the voting rights of citizens and administer all elections based on current election laws.

The Registrar of Voters responsibilities include:

  • Administration and oversight of all elections, primaries and referendums in an accurate and impartial manner.
  • Management of voter registration; including scheduling registration sessions, and processing mail-in, online and agency voter registration applications.
  • The preparation and maintenance of voter lists.
  • The supervision of absentee balloting in institutions and the counting of all absentee ballots.
  • Maintenance, transportation, storage and preparation of voting machines.
  • Conducting an annual canvass of voters to maintain an accurate voter registry.

Voting Machine Testing

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 10:00am, Town Hall Auditorium

Registration Sessions

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023, office hours:  9:00am-8:00pm - last regular voter registration session prior to the election.
  • Monday, November 6, 2023, office hours:  9:00am-5:00pm - limited registration session for those whose age, citizenship or residence, as to allow voting, was attained since October 31st.

General Election

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Polls open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Sample ballots and other information (click here)

For Absentee Ballots prior to this election please contact the Town Clerk's office.


Registrars are available most mornings:

Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. In their absence, contact the Town Clerk's Office 8 am to 4 pm.

Pick up Voter Registration Forms at: 

  • The Registrars' Office
  • Town Clerk's Office
  • Waterford Public Library
  • And various social service agencies

Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State

To Register to vote or change your name, address or party affiliation online visit the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State website.

Am I Registered to Vote? 

Use our voter lookup tool to check your current voter registration status.

Who Is Eligible to Vote

Am I eligible to vote:

  • Are you at least 17 and turning 18 before Election Day?
  • Are you a United States citizen living in Connecticut?
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, have you completed confinement and parole?

If you can answer yes to all three of these questions, you are eligible to register to vote in Connecticut.

What if I moved recently:

  • You will have to update your voter registration to reflect your new address.
  • If you moved to Connecticut from another state, if you moved to a different town within Connecticut, or even if you moved within the same town, your polling location may have changed.
  • Your voter registration should always reflect your current home address.

What if I am a student? If you are a college student living away from home, you may choose to vote in one of two ways: Either complete an absentee ballot for the election in your home town or register to vote in your college town.