Please take the opportunity to register to vote early for any Primary Elections that may arise this year and for the Gubernatorial Election which will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. You may register in person at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Room 209 (Monday through Thursday - Closed Holidays) or by mail or online. For further information please call 860-561-7450. Thank You.
The Town of West Hartford has consolidated 20 polling locations into nine voting districts, and chances are you may have a new polling place for the upcoming election. Voters can find out if they are registered to vote and their new polling place at the Secretary of State’s “Look Up” site at: www.dir.ct.gov/sots/lookup.aspx
If you have moved within town, you must change your address with the Registrar of Voters office by completing a new registration card. Registration cards are available from the Registrars’ of Voters office at Town Hall, Room 209, or on-line. Scroll down to Change in Voter Registration Information
Elections & Polling Locations New 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 - Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue
District #5 - Wolcott School, 71 Wolcott Road
District #6 - Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road
District #7 - Sedgwick Middle School, 128 Sedgwick Road
District #8 - Braeburn School, 45 Braeburn Road
District #9 - Hall High School, 975 North Main Street
Special Sessions for Voter Registration:
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - Hours: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The next election is November 4, 2014. All polling places are open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Voter ID Requirements
Before you vote at the polls, poll workers will ask for identification - a drivers' license, utility bill, paycheck or other ID - to confirm your eligibility to vote. To find out more, please click here.
Click here for a list of Voter ID FAQ.
Voter Registration Requirements
Any citizen 18 years of age may register to vote and enroll in a party at the Registrars of Voters Office in Town Hall. All voters must be 18 years of age on election day in order to vote. West Hartford residents should visit the Registrars of Voters Office in Room 209 in Town Hall to register to vote, call to request a mail-in application or download and print a Voter Registration Application (English / Español) form. Voters turning age 18 by election day may also vote in a primary for that election.
In the State of Connecticut, if you are registered as Unaffiliated, you cannot vote in a party primary election. In order to vote, you must be registered in the party that is holding the primary.
Change in Voter Registration Information
If you change your name, address or party enrollment, you must complete a new Voter Registration Application (English / Español) form and fill in blanks 1a through 12 and send form to: Registrar of Voters, 50 South Main St., Room 209, West Hartford, CT 06107. We must have an original signature (not a fax). You may obtain this form by clicking on the link or calling 561-7451 or coming into our office.
Registered voters who are ill, physically disabled, serving in the military, out of town on election day or whose religion forbids secular activity on election day may apply to vote using an absentee ballot. Those providing service as a poll worker in polling places other than their own are also eligible. Visit or call the Town Clerk's Office at (860) 561-7430.
Absentee ballot applications only are also available in the Registrar of Voters office.
Permanent Absentee Ballots
Effective January 1, 2013, electors with permanent disabilities may be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status. The elector must file an absentee ballot application together with a doctor's certificate on the physician's letterhead stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at the polling place. Once this is received, absentee ballots will be sent to eligible electors throughout the year for each event they would be eligible to vote. The ballots will be sent on the first day on which absentee ballots become available (i.e. 21 days before a primary, 31 days before an election).
Electors will receive an annual written notice in January of each year from the Registrar of Voters to determine if the elector with this status continues to reside at the address on their permanent absentee ballot application. Failure to return the notice will result in removal of the elector from the permanent absentee ballot status list.
The Registrars need to know if you have moved out of town, within the Town of West Hartford, or have changed your name. Where you live determines your polling place and your state legislative district. The identification you present on Election Day must agree with the address in your town's voter registration system. You can assist us in this endeavor by updating your registration information in a timely manner, thank you for your assistance.