In the 2020 election, 716,214 absentee ballots were requested and issued to Connecticut voters, and 665,597 were returned. Overall 2020 voter turnout in Connecticut was estimated to have been at about 71.5%. Connecticut voted decisively for Joe Biden, who won its 7 electoral votes with 59.3% of the popular vote. Connecticut has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1997.
Connecticut has a bicameral legislature with 36 senators and 151 representatives. Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 1992. Governor Ned Lamont (D) is eligible to seek re-election in 2022.