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The next general election will be on Tuesday November 7, 2023.

***Please see below for important voter registration deadlines***

Polling Locations for November 7th , 2023 Branford Elections
First District Branford Community House, 46 Church St.
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 Avenue
Sixth District Mary Murphy School, 14 Brushy Plain Rd.
Seventh District Walsh Intermediate School Gym. 185 Damascus RD.
Election Day Registration  Multipurpose Room Community House, 46 Church St.

Municipal Election 11-07-2023 Sample Ballots by District

All Polling Places will be open the standard hours of 6AM to 8PM.  You may vote in person or by absentee ballot. Procedures and requirements for voting by absentee ballot will be updated when guidance becomes available from the Secretary of the State of Connecticut. 

If you will turn 18 on or before Election Day Nov 7, 2023, you may register to vote now. You can register to vote online at Connecticut Online Voter Registration or call the Registrars of Voters at 203.483.3998 to have a registration form sent to you.

Questions about absentee ballot voting? 

The Registrar of Voters do not issue Absentee Ballots. While the Registrars count the ballots on Election Day, the process of applying for, receiving, and returning completed absentee ballots is under the jurisdiction of the Town Clerk. If you have questions about the absentee ballot process, call 203-315-0678 or click here to reach the Branford Town Clerk.

Online Voter Resources:

We have prepared the following summary of functions which can be performed entirely online (or in a few cases, with the addition of a stamp and envelope.)


***Important Voter Registration Deadlines for Voting on Nov 7, 2023

October 31st, 2023– In-person, mail-in, and online cut-off in ALL towns. 

Deadline 8 pm: The last Regular voter registration session. All mail-in voter registration applications must be received or postmarked by this date in order to be accepted for the Nov. 7, 2023 election. Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Note: 11:59 P.M. on this date is also the deadline to register to vote using the On-line Voter Registration System.

October 31st, 2023- LIMITED REGISTRATION SESSION   For those seeking to vote in election whose qualification as to age, citizenship, or residence was attained since October 31st, 2023. Those eligible may apply IN PERSON during normal office hours from 10 am - 3 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and until 5 pm on November 6th, 2023.

Nov 7, 2023 - ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION  Individuals may register to vote in person on Election day if they meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and are (1) not already an elector or (2) registered in one municipality but want to change their registration because they currently reside in another municipality.  By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if they are (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) age 18 or older, and (3) a bona fide resident of the Town of Branford.

About the Registrars of Voters Office

The office of the Registrars of Voters is governed by Connecticut State Statutes. The primary duties of the Registrars are to register new voters, maintain voter registration records and enrollment records, publish lists of eligible voters, conduct a state-required canvass of all voters, compile monthly reports of all activities concerning voters in town, and administer and oversee all elections, primaries and referenda in an accurate and impartial manner. They are also responsible for hiring and training over 100 official poll workers as well as maintaining all voting equipment used for the election.

The Registrars of Voters Office is a vital department to the function of the Town’s government. The Office is governed by Connecticut General Statutes and financially supported by the Municipality. Ensuring fair, accurate and efficient elections is our highest priority.

Registration Requirements

To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the town in which you wish to vote and at least 17 years of age and turning 18 on or before Election Day.


Refer to for more information or send concerns to the following email addresses: for any Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) related questions. for the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) for Electronic Transmission Service.

CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR: State Senator Christine Cohen (D) 12th District


State Representative Robin Comey (D) 102nd District

State Representative Moira Rader (D) 98th District