Democrat and Republican Primary August 14, 2018

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 is Election Primary Day for both the Democrat and Republican parties so come out to vote for your state officials wanting to run in the November election.  

Only electors who are registered voters and enrolled in the party holding the primary are eligible to vote in the primary.

You can elect to complete a voter registration card in person or online to enroll in a party holding a primary to register to vote and as a new voter your enrollment will take effect as soon as your form is approved. If you are switching parties, your enrollment takes effect 90 days after your form is approved; during this waiting period, you are not a member of any party.  The deadline to change parties and be eligible to vote in the primary was May 14, 2018.

Visit our homepage for information on registration, sample ballot, polling places, Absentee ballot application and much more.  Thursday, August 9, 2018 is the last day to register on-line or register by mail to vote for this August 14th primary.  

The Registrar of Voters recommend registering as early as possible, our office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, On-Line Registration is on the Secretary of State website or the Town of Newington website, under Registrar of Voters.  August 13, 2018 until noon is a brief registration session day for new electors, applicants must appear in person in our office with the appropriate identification.  The office will be opened that day from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Mail In voter registrations must be post marked no later than August 9, 2018 in order to be accepted.  

There is no Election Day Registration for Primaries.

17 year olds who will be 18 years old by November 6, 2018 can vote in the primary on August 14, 2018 if registered in the party or parties holding the primary.

Absentee Ballots:
Absentee ballot requests are available at Newington Town Clerks Office.  Ballots are available as of July 24, 2018.  Curbside Voting is also available if an elector is present at the polling place but is unable to gain access due to a permanent or temporary incapacity, the elector may request that the ballot be brought outside to him or her (§9-261(B), If this becomes your situation have someone ask an election official at the polling place for assistance.