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Branford Town Hall
Town Clerks Office
1019 Main Street/P.O. Box 150
Branford, CT 06405 

MILITARY and OVERSEAS VOTER INFORMATION
Refer to www.fvap.gov for more information or send concerns to the following email addresses:
vote@fvap.gov for any Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) related questions.
ets@fvap.gov for the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) for Electronic Transmission Service.

Persons may register to vote in person any time during the working day at the Town Hall in the Town Clerks Office. You may also register to vote in person in the Branford Registrar of Voters Office on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 40 Kirkham Street from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. You must have proof of I.D. To register by mail, a Mail-In Application may be requested from either office or downloaded and printed here. You are not a voter until your completed application is approved and you receive confirmation from the Registrar of Voters Office.

Deadline Notice for Party Transfer
If a voter changes his/her name, their current address, and/or would like to change their party affiliation they need to notify the Registrar’s Office to receive an application for the changes that apply. There is a waiting period of 3 months for party affiliation changes from the date of the application for the new enrollment. May 14, 2018 is the last day for a voter to transfer their party enrollment from one party to another and to be eligible to vote in an August 14, 2018 State Primary.

Please Note below Registering to Vote Deadlines Election Day Registration  (EDR) applies only to Elections. It is not available on Primary Days.

Voting Districts and Polling Locations
First District Branford High School, 185 E. Main St.
 *Note:New Polling Location due to construction at Community House
Second District St. Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Rd.
Third District Orchard House, 421 Shore Drive
Fourth District Fire Headquarters, 45 N. Main St.
Fifth District Indian Neck School, 12 Melrose Ave.
Sixth District Mary T. Murphy School, 14 Brushy Plain Rd.
Seventh District Mary R. Tisko Elementary School, 119 Damascus Rd.
 *Note:New Polling Location due to construction at Walsh Intermediate School

Voter Requirements

To register to vote in Connecticut, you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be a resident of a Connecticut town
  • be at least 17 years old (you can vote when you turn 18)
  • have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony and have had your voting rights restored by Registrar.

Registering to Vote

There are several ways to register to vote. The easiest way is to print and complete the online State of Connecticut Mail-In Voter Registration form and mail it to the Registrar of Voters at:

Branford Town Hall
Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 150
Branford CT 06405

You may also visit the Registrar of Voters in person during our office hours to complete a Voter Registration form and show I.D. Your application must be approved by the Registrar of Voters before you are eligible to vote.

You may also visit the Town Clerk (at Town Hall) in person to complete a Voter Registration form and show I.D. Your application must be approved by the Registrar of Voters before you are eligible to vote.

As specified in the form, you will need to provide a copy of proof of identity either at the time your form is mailed or when you visit the polling place to vote for the first time.

If you move, you must fill out a new Voter Registration form and submit it by mail or in person to the Registrar of Voters in your new town of residence.

Registration Deadlines for New Voters

PRIMARY: Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (or received by the Registrar of Voters by the 5th day before a primary). You may apply in person to the Town Clerk or Registrar of Voters until noon on the last business day before a primary.

Election Day Registration (EDR) applies only to Elections. It is not available on Primary Days

ELECTION: Your application must be postmarked by the 7th day before an election (or received by the Registrar of Voters  by the7th day before an election) or you may register in person with the Registrar of Voters by the 7th day prior to an election.

CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR--State Senator Christine Cohen (D) 12th District: http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/cohen

CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE:  State Representative Robin Comey (D) 102nd District:   http://housedems.ct.gov/comey

State Representative Sean Scanlon (D) 98thDistrict: http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Scanlon