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Last Updated 6/5/2020

August 11, 2020 Primaries

The Connecticut Secretary of the State rescheduled the presidential preference primaries due to the pandemic. The Presidential Preference Primary and State/Federal Primaries are combined and will be held on AUGUST 11, 2020. All absentee ballot applications presently on file with the Town Clerk will be honored. Click here to obtain an absentee ballot application.

Voting by Mail

Vote by mail will be available for the August 11, 2020 primary. The State of CT is mailing each registered, active Democrat or Republican voter an application for an absentee ballot. Voters do not have to do anything to initiate receiving an application.   Once the application is received, please read it carefully. In order to vote by mail, you will need to check off one of the reasons listed on the application. The absentee ballot application is in the process of being revised to reflect the Governor’s Executive Order related to absentee ballots and the primary. The voter will return the application by mail to the address provided in a postage paid envelope. The voter will then receive a ballot in the mail with instructions on how to vote. Ballots become available on July 21, 2020. Please note that if you chose not to vote by mail, voting at the polls will still be available.

Important Deadlines for the Aug. 11, 2020 Presidential Preference Primaries and State/Federal Office Primaries

Democratic AND/OR Republican parties hold Presidential Primaries. Only voters registered in the Democratic Party may participate in the Democratic Presidential Primary. Only voters registered in the Republican Party may participate in the Republication Presidential Primary. 

August 10, 2020 at NOON - In-person Voter Registration deadline: If you are a NEW VOTER and/or registered as UNAFFILIATED and would like to participate in the Presidential Primaries on August 11, 2020, you may register in-person in either the Democratic or Republic parties.

August 6, 2020 - Mail-In Registration Deadline 

  • For NEW REGISTRANTS, mail in application must be postmarked by August 6, 2020.  
  • For UNAFFILIATED VOTERS, mail in applications to enroll in a Party must be received by August 6, 2020.
  • For Online Registrations, the deadline is August 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Switching Parties

The deadline for switching from one party to another is three months prior to a Primary, providing a revised deadline of MAY 11, 2020.  All those who switched parties between January 28 (the prior deadline) through May 11, 2020 will now be eligible to vote in the primary. If you had registered as Democratic, Green, Independent, Libertarian, Republican or Working Families, May 11, 2020 was the last day to transfer into a different party holding a Presidential Primary. 



NOTE:  Once registered, you do NOT need to re-enroll in order to vote in the NOVEMBER 3 2020 STATE AND FEDERAL GENERAL ELECTION.


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