Friday, August 7, 2020

Primary Elections Information

Submitted by Frank Logiudice



Tuesday, August 11, 2020 will be the Connecticut Presidential Preference Primary across the state.  Voters affiliated with the Democratic & Republican political parties will be able to cast their ballots to decide who will be their party’s nominee for president for the November 3, 2020 presidential election.  The voting hours are from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.   


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order allowing all people to vote by absentee ballot by checking off the box labeled COVID-19.  Applications were sent out to all voters in July.  According to Middletown Town Clerk Ashley Flynn-Natale she stated "Absentee ballots by law cannot be issued until July 21st.  Around that time, you should be receiving yours in the mail." According to City Clerk Flynn-Natale "The ballots are being issued by a mail house and they are sending them out as fast as they can." 


 If you did not receive your absentee ballot yet please contact the Town Clerk's office either by phone at 860.638.4910 or by email at  There is still time to send in your application for an absentee ballot to vote by absentee for the Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, August 11th according to Flynn-Natale.  Just don’t delay much longer. 


Please vote on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 either by going to your polling place or by sending in your absentee ballot as soon as possible either by U.S. Mail or dropping it off in the designated boxes outside the Middletown City Hall Building.  There are two boxes near the corner of Mellili Plaza and Court Street and they are checked “every hour or so”  according to Town Clerk Flynn-Natale . To find out where your polling place is call either the Town Clerk's office or contact the Democratic & Republican Registrar of Voters: Elizabeth Santangelo-Democratic Registrar or David Bauer-Republican Registrar.  Their email addresses are and  The phone number is 860-638-4950.  If you vote in person please wear a mask and follow the social distancing guidelines by remaining six feet apart from the next person. Please do your part to help flatten the curve. 

Information above courtesy of Frank Logiudice

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