Register to vote!

Democracy Matters has a table up in Usdan from 6-8 tonight for voter registration.

The Connecticut presidential primary is a closed primary, which means that only those registered as Democrats or Republicans will be able to vote in the respective primaries come February 5th. While it is too late to change your party affiliation, if you’re not affiliated with a party or are a new voter you have until February 4th at noon to register.

Make sure you’re part of the action, and register as soon as possible. The table in Usdan is as easy as it gets.

4 thoughts on “Register to vote!

  1. Anonymous

    REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR NEW VOTERS:PRIMARY:Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (OR received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 5th day before a primary. You may apply in person to your town clerk or registrar until 12:00 noon on the last business day before a primary. GENERAL ELECTION: Your application must be postmarked by a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election (OR you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election.Taken directly off a CT voter registration form. Whew! Yes, we do need EDR.

  2. Anonymous

    REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR NEW VOTERS:

    PRIMARY:

    Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (OR received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 5th day before a primary. You may apply in person to your town clerk or registrar until 12:00 noon on the last business day before a primary.

    GENERAL ELECTION: Your application must be postmarked by a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election (OR you may register in person with your Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election.

    Taken directly off a CT voter registration form. Whew! Yes, we do need EDR.

  3. saul

    Correction: You may register IN PERSON at Town Hall until noon on Feb 4. Otherwise, the deadline is January 31 for hand-delivered applications, or the 29 for mail-ins.Confusing? You betcha. Think a lot of people just won’t bother, or will screw it up? Yup.That’s why we need Election Day Registration (EDR). Just show up to the polls with valid ID, and registration will be taken care of right then and there. 9 states have it – turnout is up 12% on average.Registration deadlines and closed primaries will potentially disenfranchise 900,000 unaffiliated voters here in Connecticut plus many more who are not registered. If that’s something you want to change, get involved with Democracy Matters.We meet Thursday, 6pm, in Usdan 136.

  4. saul

    Correction: You may register IN PERSON at Town Hall until noon on Feb 4. Otherwise, the deadline is January 31 for hand-delivered applications, or the 29 for mail-ins.

    Confusing? You betcha. Think a lot of people just won’t bother, or will screw it up? Yup.

    That’s why we need Election Day Registration (EDR). Just show up to the polls with valid ID, and registration will be taken care of right then and there. 9 states have it – turnout is up 12% on average.

    Registration deadlines and closed primaries will potentially disenfranchise 900,000 unaffiliated voters here in Connecticut plus many more who are not registered. If that’s something you want to change, get involved with Democracy Matters.

    We meet Thursday, 6pm, in Usdan 136.

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