Connecticut - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut.gifPrimaries:

  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: closed
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: closed
  • Democratic Presidential primary: closed
  • Republican Presidential primary: closed

 

Primary Type Definitions

 

Registration:

  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party, however, affiliation with a party is required to vote in primary elections.
  • 42% of registered voters in Connecticut are unaffiliated.

 

Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Voters must affiliate with a party to vote on that party's primary ballot.
  • If a party affiliated voter wants to change parties, they must do so three months before the primary election.
  • If you are an unaffiliated voter and want to register as a Democrat or Republican to vote in one of the party's primaries, you must complete a new voter registration form and your new affiliation is effective immediately.
  • Connecticut has a form of same day registration, but it is often a different location from the polling places.