Information Available on Where to Vote, and How to Register to Vote on Election Day, Nov 7th

City elections are coming up on Tuesday, November 7th for the offices of Mayor, City Council, Board of Education, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Board of Assessment Appeals and Constable.

The city has changed two polling place locations for the 2017 city election.

People who live in voting district 8, who historically voted at the Smalley School, will, instead, vote at the International Church.

The International Church is located at 40 Acorn Street.

People who live in voting district 2, historically voted at New Britain High School. They will, instead, vote at VFW Post 511, which is at 41 Veterans Drive.

The Office of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief election official, offers an online tool to help people find which polling place at which they are registered to vote. That website is located at www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx.

The complete list of New Britain voting locations is:

Voting District City Council Ward Voting Location Address of Voting Location
1 1 Vance Village School 183 Vance Street
2 1 VFW Post 511 Hall 41 Veterans Drive
15 1 Slade Middle School 183 Steele Street
3 2 Roosevelt Middle School 40 Goodwin Street
6 2 Angelico’s Restaurant 542 East Main Street
9 2 Chamberlain School 120 Newington Avenue
5 3 New Britain Senior Center 55 Pearl Street
5-1 3 School Apartments 50 Bassett Street
5-2 3 Graham Apartments 107 Martin Luther King Drive
7 3 Generale Ameglio 13 Beaver Street
8 3 International Church 40 Acorn Street
10 4 Saint Francis Church Hall 1755 Stanley Street
11 4 Holmes School 2150 Stanley Street
13 4 St. John Paul II School 221 Farmington Avenue
4 5 Gaffney School 322 Slater Road
12 5 Pulaski Middle School 757 Farmington Avenue
14 5 DiLoreto School 732 Slater Road

For people who are not presently registered to vote, Secretary Merrill’s office also offers information on how to register to vote and vote on Election Day, November 7th, at her office’s website, saying,

Election Day Registration permits anyone to register and vote in person on Election Day who meets the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and is not already registered, OR is registered in one town but has moved to another town. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she is (1) a US citizen, (2) age 18 or older, (3) a bona fide resident of the town in which he or she applies for admission, and (4) has completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a disfranchising felony.

Election Day Registration is not available at your polling place, but is available at a designated EDR location in each town, beginning at 6 am and ending at 8 pm. Please plan to arrive early in the day as there may be long lines. You must be registered by 8 pm in order to vote. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency.

Election Day Voter Registration in New Britain is at City Hall, 27 West Main Street, in Room 108 on first floor.