Registrars of Voters

Mission

To provide and manage free and impartial primaries and elections, to establish and administer voter registration enrollment procedures, and to maintain and manage accurate voter registration records

Description of Services

The Registrars of Voters are jointly responsible for proper voting machine and polling place preparation, poll worker hiring and training, and other duties as required by Connecticut Election Law.

Where to Vote

These are the polling places for each of the precinct numbers:

1- John M. Moriarty School, 20 Lawler Lane

2- Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive

3- Samuel Huntington Elementary School, 80 West Town Street

4- John B. Stanton Elementary School, 386 New London Turnpike

5- St. Mark Lutheran Church, 248 Broadway

6- AHEPA 110-II, 380 Hamilton Avenue

Precinct map - NOTE: the map is very large - use the icons at the bottom right of the page after displaying the map to resize the map for easier viewing.


Office Hours (effective September 5, 2017) and Office Location

(Except where noted, subject to change)

Monday 9 am until 1 pm

Tuesday 9 am until 1 pm

Wednesday 9 am until 4 pm

Thursday  12 pm until 4 pm

Friday  12 pm to 4 pm

We are located on the first floor of Norwich City Hall, right across from the Information Booth at Room 129.

Voter Postcard Mailing

Norwich residents have been receiving postcards and mailings that include the wording:

"Records indicate you may not be registered to vote. This means your voice won't count in upcoming elections."

We've received a LOT of phone calls about this mailing - that the mailing was sent as a courtesy to many CT residents. Use the link below to check your Voter Registration Status and also find out the address of your polling place. If you need to update your information, you can do so at the link below:

The State of Connecticut now offers Online Voter Registration and Inquiry - you can access the system via this webpage: CT Online Voter Registration.

Registration Cut-off:

Election: Your application must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the 7th day before an election - for the November 6, 2018 election, the cut-off date is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

OR you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election.

Privileges attach immediately upon approval of the application by the registrar, unless 

  • the application is delivered in person to the registrar after the seven day before an election in person voter registration deadline or

  • mailed or postmarked to the registrar or a voter registration agency after the 7-day mail in registration deadline before an election, or

  • the application is made to a voter registration agency, made other than in person to the registrar, or postmarked, after the fifth day before a primary, or

  • made in person to the registrar after 12 noon of the last business day before a primary.

NOTE: The Registrar's office receives monthly lists of persons convicted of a felony. These persons are then removed (if present) from the Voter List and a letter is sent to their last known address. 

We also receive monthly lists of felony case releases. Released persons are eligible to register to vote - view specific information on restoration of voting rights.


November 2018 - Sample Ballots
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Ballot Instructions - All Precincts

Precinct 1 Sample Ballot

Precinct 2 and 3 Sample Ballot

Precinct 4, 5, 6 Sample Ballot


Absentee Ballots available beginning
Friday, October 5, 2018

Need an Absentee Ballot for the upcoming November 6, 2018 election? Absentee Ballots are issued through the City Clerk's office in room 215 of Norwich City Hall.  

ABSENTEE BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED:

  • by mail so that it is received by the municipal clerk not later than the close of the polls on the day of such election; or
  • returned by the elector in person to said clerk by the day before an election or primary;
  • A presidential ballot or overseas ballot must be mailed or otherwise returned by the elector or applicant so that it is received by the town clerk not later than the close of the polls on election day. (Sec. 9-l40b)


First Student Bus Schedule for Election Day
Buses will run 10 am to 4 pm
Pickup points listed below:

To and from AHEPA 110-II, 380 Hamilton Ave: 

       Rosewood Manor – 335 Hamilton Avenue
       Hamilton Park Apartments – 281 Hamilton Ave
       Pukallus Apartments - 110 Pukallus Ave
       Schwartz Manor – 382 Laurel Hill Ave

To and from Stanton School – 386New London Turnpike:

       Westwood Park – 10 Westwood Park
       Eastwood Court – 20 Stanley Place
       Chase Manor I and II– 85 Norman Rd
       Village Court– 70 Mechanic St

To and from Rose City Senior Center-8 Mahan Dr

       Wequonnoc School – 155 Providence St , Taftville
       Greenville Playground-Central Ave

To and From Samuel Huntington School – 80 West Town St;
       St. Jude Commons – 3 Myrtle Drive.



Lyft & Uber Ride Services
 Providing Free / Low Cost
Rides to Polls in November

Ride request services Lyft and Uber are teaming up with @WhenWeAllVote (https://whenweallvote.org) to offer free and/or discounted rides to register to vote and to the polls this November for those who can’t afford transportation or have difficulty getting to the polls to cast their ballots.

Lyft 

Over 15 million people cited transportation as their primary barrier to voting in the 2016 election — that’s why we’re introducing The Ride to Vote. Lyft will provide free and discounted rides to the Polls. #TheRidetoVote https://lft.to/2Pxu0Ck 

Uber

Uber, in cooperation with nonprofit organizations VoteTogether (http://votetogetherusa.org) and Democracy Works (http://democracy.works) is providing free rides to the polls and encouraging voter registration.

Visit the links above to get more information on the rides - NOTE - the Registrar's Office is providing this information as a public service and has NO CONTROL over when or if you'll be able to arrange for a ride. Please use the links above for that information.