Forget to vote? Same-day voter registration an option for Connecticut residents

Connecticut is one of the 16 states that allows for same-day voter registration for the midterms. (infogram.com)

Connecticut is one of the 16 states that allows for same-day voter registration for the midterms. (infogram.com)

Anyone who forgot to register for Election Day this year can still vote, as Connecticut is one of the 16 states that allows for same-day voter registration for the midterms. All a voter needs is a valid I.D., such as a driver’s license and proof of residence such as a bank statement, according to the The Office of Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill.

Voters at the polls must register before they close at 8 p.m., said Gabe Rosenberg,

Communications Director for Merrill, in a press release.

“If a voter is not registered by 8:00 p.m. they will not be able to vote, so voters are encouraged to get to the EDR (Election Day Registration) location in their town as early as possible,” Rosenberg said.

As of Monday, there are 2,165,229 registered voters in the State of Connecticut, according to the press release.

For more information, visit myvote.ct.gov.


Marlese Lessing is the news editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at marlese.lessing@uconn.edu. She tweets @marlese_lessing.