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Primaries

NOTE:  The 2018 Primaries will be held on Tuesday, August 14th.  The Primaries are for registered Democrats and registered Republicans only.

Events and Deadlines

Please note the following events and deadlines for the 2018 Primaries.

Polls will be open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM at regular polling places with the EXCEPTION of District 7 Holland Hill School which will report to Fairfield University Dolan School of Business at 200 Barlow Road - Building #8 on the Fairfield University campus map.  (This is a temporary polling place change due to construction at Holland Hill School.)

The Primaries are only for voters registered with either the Democratic or Republican parties.

Not sure what party, if any, you are registered with?  Click here to access the Secretary of State's Voter Registration Lookup.  Unaffiliated voters may change their party affiliation in person up until noon the day before the primary.  Please note deadlines below for those wishing to change parties.

Links to other election-related information are at the bottom of this page.  The General Election is Tuesday, November 6th.

 Event/Deadline Date  Time Notes
Change of Party
Deadline
Monday,
May 14
 

Monday, May 14th, is the last day to change party affiliation for any voter currently enrolled in a party (i.e. Democrats wishing to become Republicans, Republicans wishing to become Democrats, etc.).  Unaffiliated voters (i.e. those not enrolled in any party) may register for a party up until 12:00 pm on Monday, August 13th - see information below.

Mail In or Online
Registration Deadline
Thursday,
August 9

By midnight for online registration

The last day to register to vote and/or enroll in a party by mail or online before the primary day is Thursday, August 9th.  Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before this date.   Online voter registration must be submitted by midnight. 

Special Absentee
Voting Hours
Saturday,
August 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In addition to regular weekday hours, the Town Clerk's office will be open Saturday, August 11th, from 9 AM - 12 PM for Absentee Voting.

In Person
Registration Deadline
Monday,
August 13
By 12:00 PM

The last day to register to vote and/or enroll in a party in person before the primary is Monday, August 13th, by 12 PM at the  Registrar of Voters Office in Old Town Hall.  Voters must appear in person.  No drop offs will be allowed.

Absentee Voting Deadline Monday,
August 13
 By 4:30 PM

Absentee Ballot Applications and Ballots are available in the Town Clerk's office until 4:30 PM on Monday, August 13th.  Absentee Ballot Applications are also available online from the Secretary of State's website.  The office will also be open Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for absentee voting.  Absentee ballots must be received in the Town Clerk's office by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 14.

Primaries Tuesday
August 14
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Polls are open from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  Voting takes place at regular polling locations.

Absentee Ballot Return
Deadline
Tuesday
August 14 
8:00 PM

All absentee ballots must be received in the the Town Clerk's office by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 14.

Other Links

For other election-related information click on the following links: