A1: You cannot vote at any polling place in Stamford. After you register to vote, you will be assigned to a voting location, also called a polling place (see A2). If you are unsure that you are registered, please see our questions regarding registration.
A2: If you are registered to vote, you will be assigned to your voting location depending on where you live. To find your voting location, please visit Find Your Voting Location or call the Registrar’s Office at 203-977-4011 or 203-977-4012.
A3: Casting your actual vote should not be affected, but you must wear a face covering to protect against Covid-19. Please allow extra time, since all polling locations will be enforcing Covid-19 precautions, such as social distancing, which may slow the process.
A4: Here are steps to take:
- First ask the polling worker to double check your name on the list of registered voters, making sure to spell your name out for the poll worker.
- If your name is not on the list, ask the Poll Moderator to call the main election office OR you can visit the Voter Lookup Tool to check your registration and polling location. You can also call the Registrar’s Office at 203-977-4011 or 203-911-4012 to check that you are registered and at the correct location.
- If you are registered at a different location, you will have to travel to that location to cast a ballot.
- If the poll worker cannot find your name and you have confirmed that you are registered and at the correct location, you can ask for a provisional ballot.
- If you find out that you are not registered at your current address, you can use Connecticut’s Election Day Registration (EDR) to register and vote on the same day. You will need to register at the Stamford Government Center (888 Washington Blvd) and will vote there. See the Registration FAWs for more detals.
A5: The two major parties may be able to arrange a ride for you.
- Republican Town Committee, send your ride request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Democratic City Committee, call 203-914-1144 and leave your name and address to arrange a ride.
A6: You must either show identification or sign a one line affidavit at the polling place. A photo identification is not required.
For FIRST-TIME Voters who did not provide acceptable identification (SSN or Driver’s License) when registering to vote, you must provide:
- A copy of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address, or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address, or
- Cast a provisional ballot.
For all other voters, you must provide:
- Your Social Security card, or
- Any preprinted form of identification that shows your name and address, or name and signature, or name and photograph, or
- You can sign a statement under penalty of false statement on Form ED-681 entitled, “Signature of Electors Who Did Not Present ID,” provided by the Secretary of the State that the elector whose name appears on the official check list is the same person who is signing the form.
A7: Prior to Election Day, if you have concerns you can contact the relevant department through the FixIt Stamford website at: FixIt Vote Info. On Election Day, contact the Registrar’s Office at 203-977-4011 or 203-977-4012.
A8: Connecticut does not offer an in-person early voting option. However, if you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot by mail or by visiting the Stamford Town Clerk at 888 Washington Blvd. For 2020, everyone can request an absentee ballot due to Covid-19. Please see the FAQs for Absentee Balloting for details about applying for and voting by an absentee ballot.
A9: You cannot vote online at this time.
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Last edited October 15, 2020