What you need to know on Election Day

Congress: Connecticut is not expected to play a major role in the battle for control of Congress, with incumbent Democrats, including Joe Courtney, running in four of the five districts. Nationally, President Trump and former President Obama have been canvassing the country in the high-stakes fight for a majority in Congress, particularly the House. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy is a heavy favorite.

Governor: Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski are vying to replace Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Polls have generally been within the margin of error. Oz Griebel, running as an independent, has been polling in the single digits. Mark Stewart Greenstein and Libertarian Rod Hanscomb also are on the ballot.

Other statewide races: Underticket races for attorney general, secretary of the state, treasurer and comptroller also are on the ballot.

Ballot questions: Voters will be asked whether to approve creation of a so-called constitutional lockbox to keep money designated for transportation projects from being spent elsewhere and whether to place limits on the General Assembly when it attempts to transfer or sell state-owned property to a non-state entity.

Local questions: In Groton, voters will decide on charter changes that include eliminating the Representative Town Meeting and implementing a Board of Finance and an annual budget referendum. Charter changes are also on the ballot in Ledyard, and Montville voters will be asked to spend $10 million over 10 years on road improvements.

Connecticut General Assembly: Both parties hope to break an 18-18 tie in their favor in the Senate. Key races include Republican Sen. Heather Somers and Democrat Bob Statchen in the 18th District and the open 33rd District seat, where Democrat Norm Needleman and Republican Melissa Ziobron are squaring off.

Before you vote: For more information on these races go to www.theday.com/election2018.

After you vote: Track our live coverage on Election Day at www.theday.com and on Twitter @thedayct.


Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Model train club to hold open house Saturday

The Mohegan-Pequot Model Railroad Club will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at its clubhouse in the Tally Ho Mall at 73 Route 2, Preston.

Hands-on: At this art park, you can touch the sculptures

Gilbert Boro is the owner of Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, a spot that's free and child-friendly.

'Fearless' grads leap into future while reflecting on life at Ledyard

Almost 200 Ledyard High School seniors celebrated their graduation on Saturday morning.

Jewish Federation director, a community pillar, to retire

When Jerome ‘Jerry’ Fischer first came to New London to serve as executive director of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut in 1984, he brought an energy backed by life-changing experiences gained while living in Israel in 1966 through 1967.