Registrar of Voters
The Registrars of Voters are elected officials of the town and serve for a four-year term. The registrars are responsible for conducting all elections, primaries, and referenda. They are also responsible for registering any eligible person who wishes to become a registered voter and for maintaining the town's voter records. The office of the Registrars of Voters are governed by the Connecticut General Statutes and compensated by the municipality in which the Registrars serve. As department heads, the Registrars administer all elections: national, state, municipal, primaries, and referenda. Registrars are responsible for voter education and organizing the annual canvass of electors during the months of January through June. Registrars register new voters, maintain and update files, prepare department budgets and train election officials. The Registrars attend special meetings called by the Secretary of the State. The Registrars also join and attend meetings of the Registrar of Voters Association of Connecticut (ROVAC) in order to keep current on impending and new legislation that impacts their office.
Although the Registrars of Voters are nominated by their respective political parties, they are, above all, public servants. Partisan politics has no place in the Registrar's Office.
You must re-register when you move to a new Connecticut town. Immediately mail your Voter Registration Form to the Registrar of the new town when you move in order to maintain your right to vote.
Carole K. McGuire (D)
Susan J. Kelsey (R)
p: (860) 824-0707, ext. 18