Election Process Underway

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Endorsement of candidates for municipal offices were made by major political parties sometime between July 16 and July 23. Notice of the dates were published at least five days prior. Municipal offices that will be on the November 5 election ballot are: First Selectman, Selectmen, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Tax Collector, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Board of Assessment Appeals, Planning and Zoning Commission, Police Commission, Fire Commission and Water Pollution Control.

Who is eligible to vote in town committees, caucuses, conventions and primaries? Only registered voters enrolled in the political party holding the town committee, caucus, convention or primary are eligible to vote. Also, pre-registered 17 year olds may vote in their party’s primary. There is a three-month wait period when transferring from one party to another before attaining voting privileges in the new political party.

You may check your political party affiliation by using the Voter Registration Lookup Tool online at www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3172&q=512796 or by calling the Registrars of Voters.

Applying for voter registration and/or political party enrollment may be done several ways; 1) online at voterregistration.ct.gov, 2) by mail or 3) in-person at the Town Hall. The Registrars of Voters’ office will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Town Clerk’s office will be open Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions please call 860-668-3850 or 860-668-3880

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