Election Day


Events and Deadlines

Please note the following events and deadlines for the November 8th, 2016 Presidential election. Polls will be open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM at regular polling locations.  All registered voters are eligible to vote in the election, regardless of party affiliation.  If you are a Fairfield resident but are not registered to vote, visit our Register to Vote web page for registration information. 

Links to election-related information are at the bottom of this page. 

 Event/Deadline Date  Time Notes
Regular Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday,
November 1st

By midnight for online registration; by 8:00 PM for in-person registration

The last day day before the election for eligible residents to register to vote is Tuesday, November 1st. Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before this date; online registrations (which require current CT DMV ID) must be submitted before midnight. The Registrars of Voters Office will be open until 8:00 PM to accept in-person applications.

Those who miss the registration deadline may still vote by taking advantage of Election Day Registration.

Special Absentee
Voting Hours
November 5th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In addition to regular weekday hours, the Town Clerk's office will be open Saturday, November 5th, from 9 AM - 12 PM for Absentee Voting.

Special Registration Deadlines for Newly Eligible voters and Military Personnel Monday,
November 7th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Those who have become citizens, turned 18, or become a resident of Fairfield in the seven days before the election may register on Monday, November 7th, from 9am to 5pm. Active duty or recently discharged (last 12 months) servicemembers can register to vote on any day up until 5pm on November 7th.

Absentee Voting Deadline Monday,
November 7th
 By 4:30 PM

Absentee Ballot Applications and Ballots are available in the Town Clerk's office until 4:30 PM on Monday, November 7th.  Absentee Ballot Applications are also available online from the Secretary of State's website. 

Presidential Election Tuesday
November 8th
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Polls are open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  Voting takes place at regular polling locations. 

Election Day
November 8th
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Those missing the above voter registration deadlines may appear in person to register to vote - and vote - on Election Day from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm in the lower level of Fairfield University's Barone Campus Center. More information on Election Day Registration, including eligibility requirements, can be found on our Election Day Registration web page or via the Secretary of State's website.

Absentee Ballot Return
November 8th
8:00 PM

All absentee ballots must be received in the the Town Clerk's office by 8:00 PM on Election Day. Please note that those voters appearing at Town Hall during the hours of voting on Election Day will be directed to check in and vote at their normal polling place, but absentee ballots returned by mail or emergency absentee ballots returned by the voter's designated agent must be in by this deadline.

Election-Related Links

For information related to voting, voter registration and other election-related resources click on the following links: