Democrat and Republican Primaries

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Democrat and Republican Primaries will be held on Tuesday, August 9, at the Suffield Middle School gym The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Because this is a summer election, many people are unaware that the primaries are taking place. Elections for Secretary of State, State Treasurer and Probate Judge in our district are on the ballot.

Who is eligible to vote in a primary? Only registered and pre-registered voters, enrolled in the political party holding the primary are eligible to vote in their party’s primary.

August 4 is the deadline for mail-in and online voter registrations and party enrollments for new and unaffiliated voters.

Noon on August 8 is the in-person deadline for new voter registrations, for unaffiliated electors to enroll in a political party and for party enrollment from qualified applicants.

Voter registration and political party enrollment may be done online at, by mail or 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.

You may check for your political party affiliation by using the Voter Registration Lookup Tool online at or by calling the Registrar of Voters.

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