Are You Registered to Vote in the August Primaries?

The deadline to register with a political party is May 12. The good news is you can register online.

As Republicans and Democrats gear up for their nominating conventions, the Connecticut Secretary of State is reminding residents that the deadline for transferring party affiliation in order to vote in the August primaries is May 12.

If you are not yet registered to vote, or you want to change your party affiliation, you can do so online, via the Secretary of State website. You will need your driver’s license number to register online.

You can also print a registration form online, complete it and return it to your local Registrar of Voters office. Download that form here

Both Republicans and Democrats are holding their nominating conventions beginning May 16. Republicans will be at Mohegan Sun and Democrats are gathering at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the first term incumbent, is the presumed nominee for Democrats, a crowded field of Republican challengers has left a degree of uncertainty on how things will shake out for the GOP.

Tom Foley, the Greenwich Republican who narrowly lost to Malloy in 2010, is leading the field, according to the latest Quinnipiac Poll. State Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton are trailing Foley, but they've closed some of the gap that another QU Poll had uncovered a few months ago.

Foley also topped the list of GOP gubernatorial candidates raising the most funds in the first quarter of 2014, based on campaign financing reports. He did not attend a Republican debate in February.

Kevin May 12, 2014 at 06:26 AM
Hey Doomed,after reading some of your posts...
John Asmar May 12, 2014 at 06:53 AM
Interesting article. But it does not say where the gun was obtained from. So was it a legal gun or other. Also using foul words is not necessary as we can communicate civilly. Is communicating in foul language a thing with your beliefs. Your choice of words is something i find in a regular basis with people that think like you. Please refrain when talking to me. Talk civil and we can continue. Thank you
Dan Gaita May 12, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Forget about the Republicans and Democrats this year. You all have another choice: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaita-for-Governor-of-Connecticut/227553234115005?ref=hl
Big Kev May 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Dan. do you agree with the majority of CT voters that the new stricter gun law is good? May 12, 2012 Connecticut voters support 56 – 38 percent the state’s stricter new gun control laws, poll director Douglas Schwartz said. The support is 81 – 14 percent among Democrats and 54 – 40 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 69 – 25 percent, according to the latest Q Poll. Men oppose stricter gun laws 51 – 45 percent, while women back these laws 66 – 27 percent.


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