Republicans and Democrats have CT April primaries

WILTON — The Wilton Registrars of Voters have announced that Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has determined Connecticut will hold both Democratic and Republican Presidential Preference Primaries on Tuesday, April 28.

All three polling places in Wilton—Wilton High School, Cider Mill School, and Middlebrook School—will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Connecticut law requires voters be enrolled party members to vote in primary elections.

Citizens may check their voter registration status, polling place, and party affiliation by going to the Wilton Registrars’ Voter Look-Up site at

The following candidates, listed in alphabetical order, were scheduled to appear on the Democratic ballot:

 Joe Biden.

 Michael Bloomberg.

 Pete Buttigieg.

 Tulsi Gabbard.

 Amy Klobuchar.

 Bernie Sander.s

 Tom Steyer.

 Elizabeth Warren.

On the Republican ballot will be:

 Rocky De La Fuente.

 Donald Trump.

 Bill Weld.

Since the candidate list was issued five Democrats — Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomber and Elizabeth Warren — have ended their campaigns. According to the secretary of the state’s office, each has until March 23 to submit a letter asking to have their name removed from the ballot. So far, Buttigieg has done that. The secretary of the state, on March 24, will then draw lots to determine the order of names on the ballot.

Absentee ballots will become available on April 7. They will be available on the secretary of the state website ( or in person or by mail from the town clerk’s office.

The mail-in and online deadline for new voters or unaffiliated voters to join a political party in order to vote in that party’s primary election is midnight on Thursday, April 23. Citizens may register online at To be eligible to vote in a primary, unaffiliated voters must have been unaffiliated for 90 days before enrolling in a party.

The enrollment deadline, for new voters and unaffiliated voters enrolling in a party in person at town hall, for voting in a primary is noon on Monday, April 27.