Registration and Voting



Polls to be open 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Electors in line by 8:00 pm permitted to vote. (CGS 9-174)

OCTOBER 31st, 2023 - REGISTRATION BY MAIL -- ELECTION DEADLINE -- APPLICATION. Hand delivered mail-in registration applications must be received by registrars in applicant's town of residence (or by DMV or a voter registration agency) and, mailed mail-in registration applications must be postmarked by this date, for the applicant to be entitled to vote in the election. Electoral privileges of applicants meeting this deadline attach immediately upon approval by the registrar. For example, if a mail-in application is postmarked "October 31, 2023" and received on November 6, 2023, and if the applicant is otherwise qualified, the registrar approves the application on November 6th, adds the new elector's name to the list and the new elector may vote in the election on November 7th. If a notice of approval is later returned undelivered, registrars must proceed with confirmation of voting residence notice under Sec. 9-35 or Sec. 9-43 and may challenge applicant at polls. (Sec. 9-23g(d)(2))


VOTER REGISTRATION OFFICIALS SEVENTH DAY BEFORE ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION SESSION. In person, mail-in and on-line cut-off in ALL towns. Last Regular voter registration session. All mail-in voter registration applications must be received or postmarked by this date. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Note: 11:59 P.M. on this date is also the deadline to register to vote using the On-line Voter Registration System.

NOVEMBER 6TH, 2023 - LIMITED REGISTRATION SESSION THE LAST WEEKDAY BEFORE ELECTION.  Session of Registrars of Voters to  admit those seeking to vote in election whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained since October 31st.  Registrars of Voters must be in their office during this time.  Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..  (Sec. 9-17).


In Person or by Mail:  Complete a voter registration card. Return it by mail or in person to the Registrars of Voters office. Voter registration cards are also available at Public Libraries, Social Service Agencies, Motor Vehicle Offices, the Registrars of Voter's Office, or the Town Clerk’s Office. 

 Online: Register online by clicking Here

Already Registered?  Check the  Secretary of the State’s Voter Registration page to find out if you are currently registered to vote and your polling location.



Age:  Must be 18 by Election Day; 17-year-olds, who will turn 18 on or before Election Day, may vote in a primary of a party held for such regular Election. (CGS 9-431)

Residency:  Must be a resident of Prospect

Felony Convictions: Voting privileges are restored upon the release from confinement.



In Person: Vote on Election Day at your polling location. Go to the designated polling location for your voting district to cast your ballot. If you do not know your polling location, contact the Registrars of Voters Office at (203) 758-4461. 

Absentee Ballots: This process is handled by the Town Clerk’s office. The Voter must request an application first and if the requirements are met, the voter will receive an absentee ballot. This can be done all in one day, in person, at City Hall; or by mail. 

Permanent Absentee Ballots: Effective January 1, 2013, voters with permanent disabilities may be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status. The voter must file an absentee ballot application together with a doctor's certificate on the physician's letterhead stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at the polling location. Once this is received, absentee ballots will be sent to the voter for each election they would be eligible to vote. Permanent absentee ballot status is confirmed by the registrars each January according to state law. (§ 9-140e) 

Voters with Disabilities:  Each polling place has an Assisted Voting system available. This enables any voter to access an audio or touch screen ballot. Polling locations are handicap accessible and election officials are trained to assist voters with mobility issues. Curbside voting is available for voters with temporary or last-minute illness or difficulties.