Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Primary Election Next Tuesday
Secretary of the State Reminds Democrats They Have Until Monday Sept. 9th at Noon to Register for Primaries; Unaffiliated Voters can Enroll with a Major Party to Vote on Tuesday.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today is reminding Democrats and Republicans in 21 Connecticut cities and towns that polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for municipal primaries on Tuesday September 10, 2013. Eligible voters in those communities who wish to register to vote in time for the primaries have until Thursday September 5th to register by mail. The final in-person deadline to register to vote in order to cast a ballot for the primaries is 12:00 p.m. on Monday September 9th at a voter’s local Registrar of Voters office. Unaffiliated voters have until that same deadline to enroll in a major party if they want to vote in the primary in their city or town.
“Crucial issues related to local budgets, schools, road construction, environmental protection and other important items face towns and cities across Connecticut this year, so I urge registered voters in these towns to show up at the polls on Tuesday and choose their municipal leaders,” said Secretary Merrill. “Anyone who wants a say in the future direction of their community in these tough times should make sure they cast a ballot. My office will be keeping a close eye on voting throughout Connecticut on Tuesday to ensure a secure and smooth election.”
Polls will open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for municipal primaries in 21 communities on September 10th. Absentee ballots are now available and in order to be counted for the municipal primary, they must be received by Town Clerks’ offices no later than 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 10, 2013. The majority of Connecticut’s municipalities will hold a General Election for municipal candidates on November 5, 2013. Voters can go to the Secretary of the State’s website www.sots.ct.gov to see if they are registered to vote and where their polling place is located.
In Middletown, there will be a primary for the Democratic nominations for Planning and Zoning Commission.