In Person or by Mail: Complete a voter registration card. Return it by mail or in person to the Registrars of Voters office. Voter registration cards are also available at Public Libraries, Social Service Agencies, Motor Vehicle Offices, the Registrars of Voter's Office, or the Town Clerk’s Office.
Online: Register online by going to https://voterregistration.ct.gov
Already Registered?: Check the Secretary of the State’s Voter Registration page to find out if you are currently registered to vote and your polling location.
Age: Must be 18 by Election Day; 17 year olds, who will turn 18 on or
before election day, may participate in general primary.
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen.
Residency: Must be a resident of Bristol.
Vote on Election Day at your polling location. Go to the designated polling
location for your voting district to cast your ballot. If you do not know your
polling location, contact the Registrars of Voters Office at (860)584-6165.
This process is handled by the Town Clerk’s office. The Voter must request an
application first and if the requirements are met, the voter will receive an absentee
ballot. This can be done all in one day, in person, at City Hall; or by mail.
Permanent Absentee Ballots: Effective January 1, 2013, voters with
permanent disabilities may be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status.
The voter 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 location. Once
this is received, absentee ballots will be sent to the voter for each election
they would be eligible to vote. Permanent absentee ballot status is confirmed
by the registrars each January according to state law. (§ 9-140e)
Voters with Disabilities: Each polling place has a Vote-By-Phone system
available. This enables any voter to access an audio ballot read under computer
control. Polling locations are handicap accessible and election officials
are trained to assist voters with mobility issues. Curbside voting is available
for voters with temporary or last minute illness or difficulties.