About Party Affiliation

Enrolling in a political party or changing party affiliation

  • If you are completing a new registration, complete LINE 9 of the voter registration card.
    • If you do not wish to enroll in a political party,  just check NO. You will be an “Unaffiliated” voter in CT.
  • To change your party affiliation, complete another voter application card and check the box marked “Party Enrollment Change” on line 1a.
  • You may enroll in a party online if you have a DMV record on file.
  • The 2 major parties are: Democratic and Republican
  • There are several minor parties in CT.
  • Voters changing from one party to another acquire party privileges 3 months after filing an application with the registrar.
  • Only party members are eligible to vote in primaries and caucuses.

Unaffiliated Voters

  • If you are an unaffiliated voter and would like to affiliate with a party, you have until 12 noon (in person) the day before a primary.
  • An unaffiliated elector who enrolls in a party acquires party privileges immediately, provided they have been unaffiliated for the previous 3 months.
  • Only party members are eligible to vote in primaries and caucuses.