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PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY – APRIL 2, 2024

The Republican and the Democratic Presidential Preference Primaries are Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

  • Connecticut is a closed primary state. Therefore, you must be registered as a Republican to vote in the Republican primary and you must be registered as a Democrat to vote in Democratic primary.
  • To verify your registration and party, visit Voter Registration Lookup.
  • The following outlines the dates, times, and deadlines relevant to these primary elections.

NOTE: Unaffiliated voters are voters who are not enrolled in any political party and therefore are not eligible to vote in either primary.

The deadline to change your voter registration from Democrat to Republican or Republican to Democrat and be eligible to vote in your new party’s primary has passed. The deadline to change your party affiliation was Tuesday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

  • Absentee ballots become available on Tuesday, March 12. Click here for more information.

Friday, March 15, 2024

  • For new voters:
    • Mail-in registration applications must be postmarked or received by the Registrar of Voters by Friday, March 15th for new voters.
    • Online registration applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15th at 11:59 p.m. for new voters.
  • For unaffiliated voters submitting applications to change their registration:
    • From Unaffiliated to Republican to vote in the Republican Primary – OR –
    • From Unaffiliated to Democrat to vote in the Democratic Primary:
      • Mail-in registration applications must be received (NOT merely postmarked) by the Registrar of Voters by Friday, March 15th for unaffiliated voters.
      • Online registration applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15th by 11:59 p.m. for unaffiliated voters.

Thursday, March 21, 2024 – Tabulator Testing

  • The public has the right to be present to inspect the preparation, testing and sealing of the voting equipment. For the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary, the voting equipment will be set up on Thursday, March 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road.

NOTE: If this date needs to be changed, we will send out a blast with the Redding News and Announcements System.

Monday, March 25, 2024

  • For unaffiliated voters submitting applications to change their registration,
    • from Unaffiliated to Republican and who seek to vote during the Early Voting period for the Republican primary OR
    • from Unaffiliated to Democrat and who seek to vote during the Early Voting period for the Democratic primary,
      the deadline to register in person is Monday, March 25th by 12:00 p.m. (noon).

March 26, 27, 28 & 30, 2024

  • The period for Early Voting (EV) for the Presidential Preference Primary at the Redding Community Center (37 Lonetown Road), is as follows:
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 30, 2024from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • NOTE: There is no voting on Friday, March 29th, Sunday, March 31st, or Monday, April 1st.
  • During the Early Voting period, new voters may register in person by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the previous business day:
    • Register on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 by 12:00 p.m. to vote on Wednesday, March 27th or after.
    • Register on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 by 12:00 p.m. to vote on Thursday, March 28th or after.
    • Register on Thursday, March 28, 2024 by 12:00 p.m. to vote on Saturday, March 30th or after.

Monday, April 1, 2024

  • For new voters, the deadline to register in person at Town Hall is Monday, April 1st at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Both the Town Clerk’s office and the Registrar of Voters’ office can process in person voter registrations.
  • For unaffiliated voters submitting applications to change their registration:
    • from Unaffiliated to Republican OR
    • from Unaffiliated to Democrat,
      the deadline to register in person at Town Hall is Monday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). 
  • Same Day Registration is NOT available for Primary Elections, if you miss the deadline to register, you cannot vote in the Presidential Preference Primary.
  • The last day to issue Absentee Ballots is Monday, April 1st. Click here for more information.
  • NOTE: There is no voting on Monday, April 1st.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

  • The Presidential Preference Primary is Tuesday, April 2nd at the Redding Community Center (37 Lonetown Rd). Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you are in line at 8:00 p.m., you will be permitted to vote.
  • Same Day Registration is NOT available for Primary Elections. If you miss the deadline to register, you cannot vote in the Presidential Preference Primary.
  • Completed Absentee Ballots must be delivered to the Town Clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2nd by. Click here for more information.

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