Voter Registration

Voter Registration

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About Us

The Registrar of Voters Office is a vital department to the function of the City’s government. This is where residents go to become voters, the most important part of our Democracy.

The mission of the Registrar of Voters Office is to ensure federal, state and local elections are conducted in a non-partisan, timely and responsible manner, with the highest level of professional election standards, accountability, security, and integrity, intended to earn and maintain public confidence in the electoral process.

 

Our Accomplishments

  • The Registrar of Voters, as the chief election officials, have a wide variety of responsibilities from preparing and certifying the official voting list, to ensuring we have fair, accurate and efficient elections.
  • The Office is governed by Connecticut General Statutes and financially supported by the Municipality.
  • The staff attends meetings called by the Secretary of the State to keep current on new and pending legislation as it is proposed and passed.
  • In addition, to meetings called by the Secretary of State, the Registrars are currently enrolled in classes at the University of Connecticut. These classes ensure the Registrars are on top of the latest rules and regulations passed by the General Assembly.
  • The Registrars host meetings with other Election Officials on voting technology. They share and learn from their counterparts about the best practices in the administration of elections.
  • In addition to overseeing the elections, primaries and referendums they maintain the voter registration files, register voters and conduct an annual canvass of voters.
  • The Registrars are responsible for making monthly changes of voters based on information received from various sources such as DMV.
  • They must also remove those who have been convicted of a felony or have moved out of the City.
  • The Registrars process all local and statewide petitions.
  • The Training of Poll Workers is an important part of making sure that elections are administered effectively. The Registrars try to ensure that all 350 poll workers have been properly trained and are aware of all the latest laws and that the election is conducted in a fair and bipartisan manner.
  • The Registrar’s Office secures polling locations, as well as maintaining all voting equipment used for the election.
  • Prior to the election, the office must prepare an official voter list of active and inactive voters for the seven polling places, arrange for the setup and removal of all voting equipment prior to and immediately after an election, and inspect and pretest all voting machines.
  • The Registrars must also work with their respective political parties to organize nominating caucuses.
  • They work with various organizations to maintain voter registration at the highest possible level.
  • Audits are held, after the Election, at the discretion of the Secretary of the State to help ensure the accuracy of the voting machines.

FAQ

The application for an absentee ballot may be found here. Further information may be found by contacting the Town Clerk's Office.

Visit the link below to see if you are already registered to vote. If not, you may enter the State of Connecticut's Online Voter Registration System here and fill out the online form.

Voter Information

Find your street name listed here to view your voting district. The first 3 digits below the D/P column (001-007) represent your voting ward.

Voting Wards & Polling Locations:

001 - Danbury High School Gym
002 - Pembroke School Gym
003 - Stadley Rough School Gym
004 - Shelter Rock School Gym
005 - Danbury War Memorial
006 - Park Avenue School Gym
007 - Westside Middle School Academy

If you are still unsure, please contact the Registrar of Voters or follow the link below to the Voter Registration Lookup. Enter your town, name, and date of birth, to find your polling location address.

Voter Lookup

Federal Representatives:
Congressional Representative for CT's 5th District is Elizabeth Esty: 860-223-8412
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT): 860-549-8463
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): 860-258-6940

State Representatives:
Senator Mike McLachlan (R-24): 860-240-0068
Rep. Will Duff (R-002): 860-240-8700
Rep. Stephen Harding (R-107): 860-240-8700
Rep. Richard Smith (R-108): 860-240-8700
Rep. David Arconti Jr. (D-109): 860-240-8585
Rep. Bob Godfrey (D-110): 860-240-8500
Rep. Michael Ferguson (R-138): 860-240-8700

Click the link below to view your City Council representatives.

City Council

Registration

How to register, change your name or address, enroll in a political party or change party enrollment:

  • In person at the Registrar of Voters or the Town Clerk’s office Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.
  • By mail (request a registration card from the registrar’s office, complete it and mail it back to 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT. 06810).

Department of motor vehicles

Registration Deadlines for New Voters:

Primary: your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (or received by your registrar of voters by the 5th day before a primary). You may apply in person to your registrar or town clerk until 12:00 noon on the last business day before a primary.

Election: your application must be postmarked by the 14th day before an election or you may register in person with the Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election.