Registrar of Voters

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61 Echo Lake Road
Watertown CT 06795
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Ph: 860.945.5239
Fax: 860.945.4749
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Monday & Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact Information

Democrat Registrar: Laurine Gambardella

Assistant Registrar: Cindy Blanchard      

Republican Registrar: Christine Shields               

Republican Deputy Registrar: Susan Turmel

General Information

The Registrar of Voters are responsible for conducting elections, primaries, and special elections and maintaining accurate voter records.  Other activities include redistricting, canvassing and registering voters, having special voting sessions, and conducting registration sessions at high schools.

If you would like to become a registered voter, forms are available at the Town Clerk's Office and the Registrar's Office. To be eligible to become a voter, you must be eighteen (18) years of age and a citizen.

The Registrar's are always looking for people to work at the polls on voting days. Contact the office if you are interested in this position.


Voter Registration Deadlines for the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election

  • October 31: Deadline to Register IN PERSON, BY MAIL and ONLINE
    Hand delivered registrations must be received by the registrars by this date and mailed registrations must be postmarked by this date. The Registrars office will be open 9:00 a.m. - 8:00pm.
    11:59 p.m. on this date is also the deadline to register to vote online. (Click to go to Connecticut Online Voters Registration.)
  • November 6: Limited Registration Session
    Last day to register if you have become 18 years of age, become a citizen, are a serviceman discharged within the past year or moved to Watertown since October 31. The Registrars office will be open 9:00 am. - 5:00pm.
  • November 7: Election Day Registration
    This is available to those who are a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age and a bona fide resident of the municipality. Identification is required - the voter must prove their identity and residence. For the greatest convenience electors are encouraged to register by the appropriate deadlines whenever possible. Election Day voter registration will take place at Watertown Town Hall, Registrar of Voters office. Electors already in line at 8:00pm can still register and vote. All same day applicants MUST cast the ballot immediately after registration.