Are You Ready for the Primary August 14?
If you are registered as an Unaffiliated voter and you wish to vote in the Democratic Primary, you must visit your town's Registrar of Voters or Town Clerk in person by Aug. 9 at noon and enroll in the Democratic Party. After voting in the August 14 Primary, you may change back to Unaffiliated if you wish.
Although I don't have a Primary challenge, five important races do: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, 5th Congressional District Representative, Treasurer, and Attorney General.
It's fewer than 100 days until the Nov. 6 General Election - and just two weeks until the state Primary.
This year it is crucial that we all vote, in both the Primary and General Election.
Mid-term elections often see a drop-off in voting. In the 2014 mid-terms, our nine towns had turnout ranging from a low of 53% of registered voters to 75%. Let's commit to turning out the vote and getting close to 100% this time!
Away on August 14th? You Need an Absentee Ballot!
Print and fill out the application for an absentee ballot, then follow the steps below:
- If you hand-deliver the application to your Town Clerk, you may ask to receive an absentee ballot at that time, which you can fill out and return.
- If you mail the request form, an absentee ballot will be mailed to you at the address you provide in Section II of the form.
- Once you receive an absentee ballot, be sure to read the name of each candidate in each column carefully before marking the ballot (you may wish to avoid straight-line voting).
- After filling out the ballot, either mail or hand-deliver it, using the instructions on the reverse side of the ballot. Be sure to leave enough time for the ballot to be delivered. Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the close of polls on August 14, Primary election day. Hand-delivered absentee ballots must be returned to your Town Clerk no later than the close of business on August 13.
Need to register to vote? Want to change from Unaffiliated to the Democratic party? Need to change your name or address for your registration record?
Visit the Connecticut Online Voter Registration System and fill out the form.
Saturday July 28 marked 100 days until the election! Check out my Facebook page to participate in an Election Day Countdown Challenge where I challenge supporters to do one thing every day that will further the Blue Wave.