Voting in Connecticut

Yale students have the option to register and vote in either New Haven or their home state. Follow these instructions to register and vote in New Haven:

Voting in Connecticut

IN-PERSON VOTING - FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION:

  • Yale College students’ polling location depends on their residential college address or dorm on Old Campus, and can sometimes change between years.
  • TO FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION, please: 1) Go to the Voter Registration Lookup website and enter your personal information. 2) Your polling location is the located at the address intended for state elections.
  • Please remember to bring a photo ID (Yale ID, driver’s license, or passport) when you go to vote.

REGISTERING TO VOTE: 

  • Forms can be accessed by signing up on TurboVote. If you don’t have a Connecticut driver’s license, you must use your last four digits of your social security number.  
  • When inputting a permanent address, please use the address that you are currently living in (whether it is a residential college, Old Campus building, off-campus apartment, or your own home). For Yale students living on campus, please use your PO box or your residential college/Old Campus office mailing address as your mailing address. Here is a list of residential college and Old Campus mailing addresses.

CONNECTICUT COVID VOTING ADJUSTMENTS:

  • All Yale students who choose to vote in CT are eligible and encouraged to vote via absentee ballot.
  • Absentee ballots can be submitted by mail or in the drop boxes at 200 Orange Street, outside of the Registrar of Voters Office. The drop box is located right outside of the building entrance.

KEY DEADLINES:

  • You must register by October 26th or in-person on Election Day. 
  • The CT absentee ballot request deadline is October 26th, and you must return your absentee by November 2nd