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1/25/2017 - Registrars: Yearly Canvass of Voters

MEDIA RELEASE: January 25, 2017, Southbury, CT

Yearly Canvass of Voters

The yearly canvass of voters as required by General State Statute Section 9-32 has begun. The Federal Voter Act of 1993, which became effective in January 1995 mandates that the canvass take place between January 1 and May 1 every year.

The purpose of the canvass is to verify the legal residence of registered voters and to keep the voter registry list current and accurate. Some voters may receive a letter from the Registrar’s office requesting updated information or confirming the information already on file. Should you receive a letter, please respond. A voter who fails to answer back may have their voting status changed to ”inactive”. This means they will need to provide the missing information the next time they vote which will lengthen the time necessary to vote.

Voters who have moved out of town must register in their new town.

Please call the Registrar’s office at 203.262.0644 or email us at with any questions.


Southbury Registrar of Voters
(203) 262-0644