Know the rules for upcoming primary voting

Did you register as “Independent?” That means you are a member of the Independent Party of Connecticut. It does not mean you are unaffiliated. It is too late to change your affiliation for the April 28 presidential primary, but there is another primary election in August for state candidates, and you can change your party up until three months before that election.

To participate in the presidential primary, unaffiliated voters, voters who have not been enrolled in any party for at least three months, may enroll in a political party up until April 23 by mail or by April 27 by noon, in person, at your Registrars’ of Voters office.

New voters, if you have a state ID (example, driver’s license) and will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020, you can register online. Go to to help register and for more information. Or go to your library or town hall or registrar’s office for a paper application. It’s important that we all understand the rules of the election process and the specific requirements and privileges of party affiliation currently in Connecticut.

Irene Weiss

President, League of Women Voters of Southeastern CT




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