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Election Day

NOTE: Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Events and Deadlines

Please note the following events and deadlines for the November 6, 2018 State and Federal Election. Polls will be open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM at regular polling locations.  All registered voters are eligible to vote in the election, regardless of party affiliation.  If you are a Fairfield resident but are not registered to vote, visit our Register to Vote web page for registration information. 

Links to election-related information are at the bottom of this page. 

 Event/Deadline Date  Time Notes
Regular Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday,
October  30th

By midnight for online registration; by 8:00 PM for in-person registration

The last day before the election for eligible residents to register to vote is Tuesday, one week before the election. Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before this date; online registrations (which require current CT DMV ID) must be submitted before midnight. The Registrars of Voters Office will be open until 8:00 PM to accept in-person applications.

Those who miss the registration deadline may still vote by taking advantage of Election Day Registration.

Special Absentee
Voting Hours
Saturday,
November 3rd
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In addition to regular weekday hours, the Town Clerk's office will be open the Saturday before the election from 9 AM - 12 PM for Absentee Voting.

Special Registration Deadlines for Newly Eligible voters and Military Personnel Monday,
November 5th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Those who have become citizens, turned 18, or become a resident of Fairfield in the seven days before the election may register the day before the election from 9am to 5pm. Active duty or recently discharged (last 12 months) servicemembers can register to vote on any day up until 5pm the day before the election.

Absentee Voting Deadline Monday,
November 5th
 By 4:30 PM

Absentee Ballot Applications and Ballots are available in the Town Clerk's office until 4:30 PM the day before the election.  Absentee Ballot Applications are also available online from the Secretary of State's website. 

Municipal Election Tuesday
November 6th
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Polls are open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  Voting takes place at regular polling locations. 

Election Day
Registration
Tuesday
November 6th
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Those missing the above voter registration deadlines may appear in person to register to vote - and vote - on Election Day from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm in Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road.  More information on Election Day Registration, including eligibility requirements, can be found on our Election Day Registration web page or via the Secretary of State's website.

Absentee Ballot Return
Deadline
Tuesday
November 6th
8:00 PM

All absentee ballots must be received in the the Town Clerk's office by 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Election-Related Links

For information related to voting, voter registration and other election-related resources click on the following links: