Register to Vote
Register to vote and/or enroll into a political party online at VoterRegistration.CT.gov or get an application in the entrance of 61 Fflyer Place or print an application form off from Portal.CT.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Election-Services/Election-Forms. Your completed application may be mailed in or dropped off.
August 4 is the deadline for mail-in and on-line voter registrations and political party enrollments. Note that there is a three-month waiting period, when switching from one political party to another, before attaining voting privileges in the new political party.
August 10, by noon is the deadline for in-person voter registration and unaffiliated voters to enroll into a political party. ID showing name and proof of town residence is required.
Presidential Preference Primaries
Presidential Preference Primaries will be held for the Democrat and Republican parties on August 11, at the Suffield Middle School Gymnasium, 350 Mountain Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only registered and pre-registered voters, enrolled in the political party holding the primary, are eligible to vote in their party’s primary. Those who vote at the polling place are asked to wear nose and mouth covering for the safety of others. Also, please practice social distancing of at least six feet.
There are three candidates on the Democratic ballot: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. On the Republican ballot, there are two candidates: Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente and Donald Trump. Some of the candidates have suspended their campaigns, but they have not submitted a letter requesting removal of their names from the ballot. A primary will be held if there are multiple candidates on the ballot.
Links to online voter registration, voter registration lookup and election night reporting results can be found on Suffield’s website SuffieldCT.gov in the Registrars of Voters section.
Extending Use of Absentee Ballots
The State of Connecticut has determined that absentee ballot voting will be allowed for voters who choose not to vote at the polls on August 11, for their own safety due to the existence of the COVID-19 virus and no widely available vaccine. Absentee ballot applications will be mailed to all Suffield registered Democrat and Republican voters at the end of June. Please be sure that your correct mailing address has been provided to the Registrars of Voters. If you do not receive an application, you may download one from the Secretary of the State’s website https://portal.ct.gov/sots
Some Residents May vote at Age 17
Seventeen-year-olds can vote in the August 11 Presidential Preference Primary if (1) turning 18 before November 4, (2) a U.S. citizens, (3) a bona fide resident of Suffield, (4) pre-registered to vote and (5) enrolled in the political party holding the primary.