Voting options for the presidential primary election
Primary Election Day in Connecticut may be four months off, but for those who wish to change parties to vote, the deadline is later this month.
Wiltonians may vote in Connecticut’s presidential primary on Tuesday, April 26, and all three polling places in town — Wilton High School, Cider Mill, and Middlebrook — will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters must be enrolled party members to vote in primary elections. Electors who switch from one party to another must be members of the new party for at least three months in order to vote in that party’s primary.
This includes members of the Independent Party, which is a minor party in Connecticut like the Green, Libertarian, or Working Families. Membership in the Independent Party is not the same as being an unaffiliated voter in Connecticut.
Unaffiliated Wilton voters — members of no political party — may enroll in a political party by mail, online, or in person providing they have not been members of any party for at least three months. Applicable deadlines are:
- Tuesday, Jan. 26 — Deadline for an elector to change from one political party to another in order to vote in the new party’s primary.
- Thursday, April 21 — 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.
- Monday, April 25, at noon — In-person deadline for unaffiliated voters, who must have been unaffiliated for at least three months before joining a party in order to vote in that party’s primary.
To join a political party, electors may complete a new voter registration card and mark “Party Change” at the top. This form is available at the registrar of voters office in town hall, or online at voterregistration.ct.gov or from Wilton’s website at wiltonct.org .
To check current voter registration status and party affiliation, visit the Wilton registrars’ Voter Look-Up site at http://bit.ly/1Px8qd7 or call 203- 563-0111.