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August 9, 2022 - Democratic Primary

August 9, 2022 - Republican Primary

Persons may register to vote in person any time during the working day at the Town Hall in the Town Clerks Office. You may also register to vote in person in the Branford Registrar of Voters Office on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 40 Kirkham Street from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. You must have proof of I.D. To register by mail, a Mail-In Application may be requested from either office or downloaded and printed here. You are not a voter until your completed application is approved and you receive confirmation from the Registrar of Voters Office.

 

PARTY TRANSFER -- STATE, DISTRICT AND MUNICIPAL OFFICE PRIMARY

MAY 9th, 2022

Last day that an enrolled elector (voter) can transfer from one party to another and be eligible to vote in state, district or municipal office primary of new party.

If a voter changes his/her name, their current address, and/or would like to change their party affiliation they need to notify the Registrar’s Office to receive an application for the changes that apply. There is a waiting period of 3 months for party affiliation changes from the date of the application for the new enrollment.

Please Note below Registering to Vote Deadlines Election Day Registration  (EDR) applies only to Elections. It is not available on Primary Days.

 

Polling Locations for November 8th , 2022 Branford Elections
First District Branford Community House, 46 Church St.
Second District St. Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Rd.
Third District Orchard House, 421 Shore Drive
Fourth District Fire Headquarters, 45 N. Main St.
Fifth District Indian Neck School, 12 Melrose Avenue
Sixth District Mary Murphy School, 14 Brushy Plain Rd.
Seventh District Walsh Intermediate School Gym. 185 Damascus RD.
Election Day Registration  Multipurpose Room Community House, 46 Church St.
 

When is the next election event?

The next Democratic Primary is August 9, 2022.

The next Republican Primary is August 9, 2022.

The next general election will be on Tuesday November 8, 2022. ***Please see below for important voter registration deadlines***.

All Polling Places will be open the standard hours of 6AM to 8PM.  You may vote in person or by absentee ballot. Procedures and requirements for voting by absentee ballot will be updated when guidance becomes available from the Secretary of the State of Connecticut. 

If you will turn 18 on or before Election Day Nov 8, 2022, you may register to vote now. You can register to vote online at Connecticut Online Voter Registration or call the Registrars of Voters at 203.483.3998 to have a registration form sent to you.

Questions about absentee ballot voting? 

The Registrar of Voters do not issue Absentee Ballots. While the Registrars count the ballots on Election Day, the process of applying for, receiving, and returning completed absentee ballots is under the jurisdiction of the Town Clerk. If you have questions about the absentee ballot process, call 203-315-0678 or click here to reach the Branford Town Clerk.

Online Voter Resources:

We have prepared the following summary of functions which can be performed entirely online (or in a few cases, with the addition of a stamp and envelope.)

 

***Important Voter Registration Deadlines for Voting on Nov 8, 2022

Nov 1, 2022– In-person, mail-in, and on-line cut-off in ALL towns. 

Deadline 8 pm: The last Regular voter registration session. All mail-in voter registration applications must be received or postmarked by this date in order to be accepted for the Nov. 8, 2022 election. Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Note: 11:59 P.M. on this date is also the deadline to register to vote using the On-line Voter Registration System.

Nov 7, 2022- LIMITED REGISTRATION SESSION   For those seeking to vote in election whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained since Nov 1, 2022. Those eligible may apply IN PERSON on a daily basis during normal office hours from 8am-4pm and until 5:00 p.m. on Nov 7, 2022.

 

About the Registrars of Voters Office

The office of the Registrars of Voters is governed by Connecticut State Statutes. The primary duties of the Registrars are to register new voters, maintain voter registration records and enrollment records, publish lists of eligible voters, conduct a state-required canvass of all voters, compile monthly reports of all activities concerning voters in town, and administer and oversee all elections, primaries and referenda in an accurate and impartial manner. They are also responsible for hiring and training over 100 official poll workers as well as maintaining all voting equipment used for the election.

The Registrars of Voters Office is a vital department to the function of the Town’s government. The Office is governed by Connecticut General Statutes and financially supported by the Municipality. Ensuring fair, accurate and efficient elections is our highest priority.
 

Registration Requirements

To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the town in which you wish to vote and at least 17 years of age and turning 18 on or before Election Day.

 

MILITARY and OVERSEAS VOTER INFORMATION
Refer to fvap.gov for more information or send concerns to the following email addresses:
vote@fvap.gov for any Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) related questions.
ets@fvap.gov for the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) for Electronic Transmission Service.

CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR--State Senator Christine Cohen (D) 12th District: http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/cohen

CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE:  State Representative Robin Comey (D) 102nd District:   http://housedems.ct.gov/comey

State Representative Sean Scanlon (D) 98thDistrict: http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Scanlon