If you are not yet a registered voter in CT, but want to exercise your right (and, some say, your responsibility) to vote, the last day for voter registration (for eligible voters) in CT is today, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016–in person, online, or postmarked, if mailed.
The Wilton Registrars of Voters office is open until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening for last minute voter registration. Walk-ins will be welcome all day, and online voter registration is possible until midnight.
For anyone who turns 18, becomes a US citizen, or moves to Connecticut after Nov. 1, 2016, all registrars of voters’ offices in Connecticut–including Wilton–will be holding a voter registration session on Monday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. This registration session is also open to members of the Armed Forces, and former Armed Forces members who have been discharged within the calendar year. For information, contact the Wilton registrars of voters by calling 203.563.0111 or via email.
If you miss those opportunities, there is still one last option: Connecticut offers Election Day Registration on Election Day–Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016—for those potential voters who are new residents, or who have simply delayed registering to vote. 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). Registrars say because they never know how many potential EDR voters they’ll have on Election Day, they always urge, beg and beseech people to register before the Nov. 1 deadline, to avoid long lines and, possibly and unfortunately, being turned away at the Town Hall EDR 8 p.m. cut-off.
(While the EDR location closes promptly at 8 p.m., any elector in line by 8 p.m. at the other three polling places will be allowed to vote.)
For more information about voting in Wilton, see our most recent story on “Everything You Need to Know to Vote in Wilton on Election Day.”