Election Day

election-dayNOTE: The next  election is Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Events and Deadlines

Please note the following events and deadlines for the November 7, 2023 Municipal 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 31st

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.

Absentee Ballot Rescinding Deadline Tuesday,
November 7th
10:00 AM

If you have changed your mind about who to vote for, or wish to go to the polling place to vote in person, you may contact the Town Clerk to have your absentee ballot rescinded. 

Special Registration Deadlines for Newly Eligible Voters and Military Personnel Monday,
November 6th
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 6th
 By 4:00 PM

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

Municipal  Election Tuesday
November 7th
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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

Election Day
Registration
Tuesday
November 7th
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 at the Registrars of Voters Office in Old Town Hall.  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 7th
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:


vote with flagsElection Day Registration

November 2023 Location: Old Town Hall (611 Old Post Road)

Election Day Registration is available for those who want to register to vote - and vote - on Election Day.  Please contact the Registrars of Voters Office at 203-256-3115 to confirm that you are NOT already registered.  Those that are already registered in Fairfield must vote at their regular polling locations.  Please note that Election Day Registration is not allowed under Connecticut law for Special Elections or Primaries.

Where to Go

On Election Day, if you are not currently registered to vote in Fairfield but are eligible to, you may go to the Election Day Registration Location (listed above in red) between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 pm to both register and vote.  You should expect long lines.

What to Bring

Be sure to bring a current ID with photograph and address.  If your ID does not have your current Fairfield address, please bring a utility bill, etc. that shows your current address.  Please contact the Registrars of Voters Office at 203-256-3115 if you have any questions about eligibility and/or ID requirements.

More Information

See the Secretary of State's website for more information on Election Day Registration.