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Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters

General Information

Contacts: Sue Armstrong - Democratic Registrar of Voters
Eleanor Canestrari - Republican Registrar of Voters
Location: Warren Memorial Town Hall - 1st Floor
1 Main Street
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: (860) 684-1770 (Tuesday)
Phone: (860) 851-8104 (Monday)
Fax: (860) 684-1785
Emails: (Sue Armstrong) (Eleanor Canestrari)
Monday: (Republican ROV  860-851-8104)
Tuesday: (Democratic ROV 860-684-1770)
9:00am - 1:00pm
or Mandated Sessions


The Registrar of Voters Office serves the residents of Stafford and is located on the 1st Floor of the Warren Memorial Town Hall.  This department is run by two part-time Registrars who are elected for a four-year term.


The Office of the Registrar of Voters is a position elected by the people, governed by Connecticut General Statutes and financially supported by the municipality in which the Registrars serve. Registrars work closely with the Office of the Secretary of the State to develop methods and procedures to ensure the voting rights of citizens and administer all elections (ie. National, State, Municipal, Primaries, and Referenda) based on current election laws.


The ROV are responsible to conduct all elections and for the preparation and certification of the Official Voters List. Together they are responsible for the recruiting, appointing, and training of all election officials. They also prepare party enrollment lists. Their obligations include having voter equipment properly prepared and certified. The ROV are also responsible for tracking required voter statistics for federal and state agencies. The ROV are in charge of voter education, organizing and conducting the annual canvass of voters, preparing department budgets and providing absentee ballot assistance for convalescent home residents.

Registrars attend meetings called by the Secretary of the State to keep current on impending and new legislation which impacts the office. Registrars are encouraged to join and attend meetings of the Registrar of Voters Association of Connecticut.

If you have any Election questions please E-Mail or call ROV's at the above. Residents can also contact the Town Clerk's Office with questions concerning voter registration and related items.

Registrar of Voters Information

Special Voter Registration on March 15, 2024

Please be advised that there will be a special voter registration session on Friday March 15, 2024, for the purpose of registration and/or enrollment of electors entitled to vote in the April 2, 2024, Presidential Preference Primary.

The Registrars of Voters Office will be open from 12-2pm that day.

Removal from Voter List Form
Stafford Voting Districts
See attached for Voting District Information


Stafford Voting Districts
Same Day Voter Registration
Stafford voters (U S citizens residing in town age 18 or older) not yet registered to vote may still do so on Election Day. Same Day Registration took effect for the first time for municipal elections on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  Any eligible voter in Stafford---and in Connecticut, who wishes to cast a ballot but has not yet registered to vote is allowed to appear to the Registrar of Voters on Election Day, present the proper identifying documents, register to vote, and cast a ballot.

By law a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she is a U S citizen, age 18 years or older, and a bona fide resident of the municipality in which he or she applies to register to vote. Those eligible Stafford residents wishing to register, and vote must appear in person at the Warren Memorial Town Hall and declare under oath that they have not previously voted in the election. They must complete the application for voter registration and provide documents to prove their identity and residence.  Once the new voter is properly registered, the Registrars of Voters will provide a special Same Day Registration (SDR) ballot and envelope to the voter and record its issuance to that particular voter.  The voter than declares under oath that he or she did not previously vote in the election and sign an affirmation that is printed on the back of the security envelope.  The new voter will cast their ballot in the SDR location, place it in the SDR envelope, and deposit the envelope in a secured SDR ballot box.

Secretary of the State of Connecticut Website
Voter Registration Form
You may use this form to:

  1. Register to vote in Connecticut
  2. Change your name and/or address on current registration
  3. Enroll in a political party or change party enrollment (changing parties may result in losing rights in all parties for 3 months)
Instructions are on the form:

Voter Registration Form