Registrars of Voters / Elections Administration

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The functions of Registrars of Voters Office are governed by the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut. Responsibilities and duties are administered jointly by a Republican and Democratic Registrar. The Registrars of Voters are responsible for:

  • Maintaining and updating voter registration information including changes of address, name or party affiliation, adding new voters and removing voters who are deceased or who no longer reside in town.
  • Training election workers according to state statute. Each poll worker must be trained before every election or primary. Preparing worker instructional binders and mandated reports and forms.
  • Preparing election equipment, including tabulators for each polling location and order ballots for each election or primary.
  • Conducting an annual canvass, January through May of voters who may have moved within town, out of town or out of state and those who vote permanently.
  • Implementing new election laws as adopted by Connecticut State Legislature.
  • Conducting High School voter registration sessions each May.
  • Attending Registrars of Voters Association conferences and county meetings. Training is held by staff of the Secretary of the State, State Elections Enforcement as well as other state agencies and ROVAC committee members.


The mission of the Registrars of Voters Office is to ensure federal, state and local elections are conducted timely, responsibly, and with the highest level of professional Election standards. Intended to earn and maintain public confidence in the electoral process.