Westport Registrars of Voters Kevin White and Marla Cowden reminded residents today that theNov. 5 municipal election will be the first in Connecticut history in which voters who have not previously registered to vote can both register and vote on Election Day.
Westport’s Election Day registration location will be in the Town Hall Auditorium, 110 Myrtle Ave., and will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Residents registering and voting will need to provide proof of both identity and residency. Proof of identity includes, but is not limited to: driver’s license, birth certificate, social security, college photo ID, oath of another elector or proof satisfactory to registrars.
Proof of residence must show the current Westport address and includes, but is not limited to: current DMV issued identification including licenses, utility bill due within 30 days post-election, current college registration or fee statement, lease, library card, paycheck or bank statement, property tax bill, naturalization documents, passport.
Important Information about Election Day Registration
- All activity will take place at the Town Hall. The law does not permit registration at the regular polls.
- Due to specific procedures required by the law, the process will take much longer than the normal voting process. Voters should plan accordingly. All activity ceases precisely at 8 p.m. Anyone whose registrations have not been entered into the state voter registration system by 8 p.m. will not be allowed to vote.
- Only Westport residents not previously registered in Westport can vote at the Election Day registration location. If you have moved within Westport, you need to appear at your district polling place.