What to Know Before You Cast Your Vote on Election Day

Tuesday is the day for all of those critical municipal elections across the state.

These elections typically have a lower voter turn out, but they have a serious impact on the way your city or town is run and how your money is spent.

There are a ton of big races across the state for mayors, city or town council members and school board members. Click here for a more detailed look.

Before you come out to the polls, there are a few things to know.

First, check to make sure you are registered to vote and you have the correct polling place. You can do that online here. 

If you're not already registered, Connecticut has same-day registration, usually at your town hall.

Second, make sure you bring your ID to the polls.

Third, when you're filling out the ballot, make sure to read the entire thing.

"If there is a referendum or something like that in your town, sometimes there are questions, and sometimes the ballots do spill on to the second page," said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

If you have any problems at your polling place, you can report it by calling 1-866-733-2463.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. As long as you're in line by 8 p.m., you'll be allowed you vote.

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