On November 7, 2017, Bridgeport will elect 20 City Council members and 5 Board of Education members. These elected officials will be responsible for funding and running our city's schools. If you don't vote, they don't listen. Claim your power at the polls!

 
 
 

Commit to vote in 2017

Make sure you're registered

Check your polling place

 
 
 

Key Dates & Deadlines

 

September 7

5pm - Register by mail to vote in the September 12 primary
11:59pm - Register online to vote in the September 12 primary

 
 

September 11

12pm - Register in person to vote in the September 12 primary

 
 

september 12

8pm - Vote in the Bridgeport Municipal Primary for Board of Education and City Council. Polls open at 6am.

 
 

October 31

5pm - Register by mail to vote in the November 7 election
8pm - Register in person to vote in the November 7 election
11:59pm - Register online to vote in the November 7 election

 
 

november 7

8pm - Vote in the Bridgeport Municipal Election for Board of Education and City Council. Polls open at 6am.

 
 
 

Key Contacts

 

Registrar of Voters

Contact for voter registration and polling places
For towns outside of Bridgeport, use this list
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Margaret E. Morton Government Center
999 Broad St, Bridgeport
203-576-7281

 
 

Town Clerk

Contact for absentee ballots
For towns outside of Bridgeport, use this list
Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
City Hall Room 122
45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport
203-576-7208

 
 
 

Know Your Rights

 

Connecticut has a Voter's Bill of Rights, which guarantees the right to:

  • Inspect a sample ballot before voting
  • Receive instructions on operating voting equipment
  • Cast a ballot if you're in line when the polls are closing
  • Receive assistance, including assistance in languages other than English
  • Vote free from coercion or intimidation by election officials or any other person
  • Cast a ballot using voting equipment that accurately counts all votes
  • Vote by provisional ballot if you have not registered to vote and your name is not on the voter list
  • Be informed of how to restore your right to vote if you were incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • Vote independently and privately at a polling place, regardless of physical disability

If any of your rights are violated, you have the right to file an official complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission at 866-733-2463 or the United States Department of Justice at 800-253-3931.

 

This information is provided by FaithActs for Education, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that does not endorse any candidate or party. If you have any questions, please contact vote@faithactsedu.org.