Election 2019: Voting 411–EVERYTHING You Need to Know to Vote in Wilton
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, polls open as of 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.. Here’s what you need to know:
Voting Districts: Where do I vote?
Wilton is divided into three voting districts for all November elections (see below). All three polling places will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. If you don’t know in which district you live, don’t fret: the registrars’ webpage on the town website has both a link to the voting district map as well as a link to the state website where voters can enter their addresses to find out where they vote.
District 1: Wilton High School, Clune Center Auditorium (395 Danbury Rd.); 143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District
District 2: Cider Mill School Gym (240 School Rd.); 125th Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District
District 3: Middlebrook School Gym (131 School Rd.); 143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District
Registration: Am I registered? What can I do if I’m not?
You can check your voter registration status via the registrars’ webpage on the town website.
If you are not a registered voter, but want to exercise your right (and, some say, your responsibility) to vote, there is still one last option: Connecticut offers Election Day Registration on Election Day.
Election Day registration (EDR) will be at Town Hall (238 Danbury Rd.) beginning at 6 a.m. and ending promptly at 8 p.m.. EDR voters must prove their identity and Wilton residence (and a CT drivers license with a Wilton address on it will suffice for both). Allow extra time for registration and processing.
Important to note: The EDR location closes promptly at 8 p.m.; however, any elector in line by 8 p.m. at the other three polling places will be allowed to vote.
Limited Voter Registration: Anyone who becomes eligible to vote—as to citizenship, residency, or age—after the Oct. 29 deadline may apply in person, with identification and proof of residency, in the registrars’ office at Town Hall on Nov. 4, 2019 until 5 p.m.. Members of the armed forces and recently discharged members of the armed forces may also be admitted as electors at any time before 5 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2019. For more information, contact the Registrars of Voters at Wilton Town Hall at 203.563.0111.
Who can vote?
Here are the eligibility requirements in order to cast your ballot. You must:
- be a U.S. citizen
- be a resident of a Connecticut town
- be at least 18 years of age by Election Day
- have completed confinement and parole, if previously convicted of a felony.
Do I need ID to vote?
Voters will be asked to show ID to vote in Connecticut. Identification is any pre-printed form of ID that shows your name and address, signature, or photograph (e.g. Social Security card, driver’s license, school ID, etc.).
First-time voters need to show a proof of residence as well. Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo ID that shows your name and address; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.
If you do not bring ID, you can still vote. You will be asked to sign an affidavit instead and then vote normally. First-time voters without ID can cast a provisional ballot.
If I can’t make it Tuesday, can I vote early? You can vote by Absentee Ballot:
Voters unable to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5 can go to Town Hall and cast their ballots anytime before Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the town clerk’s office.
If you have questions about this process, please contact Wilton’s Town Clerk at 203.563.0106.