Voting

The Democratic Party Platform states that Democrats “believe we must make it easier to vote, not harder.” The West Hartford Democrats are dedicated to ensuring that all voters have an opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

REGISTER TO VOTE: From our local school board to the Senate, it’s important to vote in every election. Take the first step by making sure you’re registered. It only takes a few minutes to complete Connecticut’s Online Voter Registration form. Get started today to make sure your voice is heard!

VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all eligible voters in Connecticut can vote by absentee ballot in this year’s election. The Secretary of the State is mailing Absentee Ballot applications to all registered voters in September. Fill it out and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided to West Hartford Town Clerk, Room 313, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, or put it in one of the convenient, secure drop boxes located outside the main entrance of West Hartford Town Hall. Since Absentee Ballots will be sent by mail, it is very important to return your application to the Town Clerk’s office as soon as possible. Absentee ballots will be mailed out beginning October 2, 2020. As soon as you receive your ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions. Mark your ballot, place in the inner envelope provided, sign and date where indicated, place in the outer envelope provided (with the serial number, your name and address), and then immediately return it by mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at the address above. Only one ballot per envelope. Better yet, with politically motivated efforts to suppress mail-in voting underway, put your ballot in one of the drop boxes at Town Hall. If another ballot comes in the mail, do not file it. If you decide that you prefer to vote in person, simply discard your ballot and we will see you at your regular polling location!

IN-PERSON VOTING: Should you choose to vote in-person on November 3, there will be extra staff on hand to assist at all polling locations in West Hartford. The polls will be cleaned throughout the day as recommended by the CDC and Department of Public Health. Poll workers will be masked and maintaining six feet distance. These and other precautionary measures will be taken to provide a safe environment for all to exercise their right to vote.

For more information, please visit westhartfordct.gov/townclerk.

If you are in need of an absentee ballot application, please email Elections@westhartfordct.gov or call 860-561-7430.

West Hartford Polling Locations:

District 1: King Philip Middle School, 100 King Philip Drive
District 2: Bristow Middle School, 34 Highland Street
District 3: West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
District 4: Charter Oak International Academy, 425 Oakwood Avenue (formerly Elmwood Community Center)
District 5: Wolcott Elementary School, 71 Wolcott Road
District 6: Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road
District 7: Sedgwick Middle School, 128 Sedgwick Road
District 8: Braeburn Elementary School, 45 Braeburn Road
District 9: Hall High School, 975 North Main Street

Not sure of your polling location? This District Map might be useful.

Other questions? Please contact the Registrars of Voters.