*BE SURE TO USE "LOCAL" POLLING LOCATION, NOT "STATE"
In order to vote for Anabel Figueroa, Nina Sherwood, Megan Cottrell, Robert Roqueta, and/or Ines Saftic in the September 12th Democratic Primary, you must be registered as a Democrat!
You can change your party affiliation HERE.
MUNICIPAL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION, (Anabel Figueroa, Nina Sherwood, Ines Saftic, Megan Cottrell, and Robert Roqueta): TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017, POLLS OPEN 6:00AM-8:00PM.
The Last Day for a voter to switch major parties and vote in the primary was Monday, June 12 2017.
The Last Day for an Unaffiliated voter to join the Democratic party, and vote in the primary, is September 11, 2017. CLICK HERE to change your party affiliation.
2017 MUNICIPAL GENERALELECTION: NOVEMBER 7th, 2017, POLLS OPEN 6:00AM-8:00PM.
REGISTRATION: IN PERSON, BY MAIL, OR ON-LINE:
For the November 7th Election, the last day to register to vote is October 31, 2017. Mail to the Registrar's Office (888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT 06901; 203-977-4054), or Register In Person by hand-delivery to the Registrar's office, the DMV, or voter-registration agency, or REGISTER ONLINE, based on your Connecticut Drivers' License, using the Secretary of the State's website.
The Registrar's office will be open until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening October 31.
Note: Persons whose rights as to age, citizenship, or residence mature after October 31, 2017, may apply up to Noon November 6, 2016.
Also Note: Connecticut law allows for Election Day Registration (EDR), so if you have not registered to vote by the above cut-off dates, it is still possible to come into City Hall on Election Day — November 7 (between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.) register and vote. Persons wishing to do so must have a valid I.D. and with current proof of Stamford residency (30 days or less) — and vote at City Hall.
There is no Election Day Registration (EDR) in Connecticut either at regular polling places, or for the primary.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS will be available from the Town Clerk (888 Washington Blvd., Stamford; 203-977-4054) beginning mid-August for the primary and beginning October 6, 2017 for the general election. Request an absentee ballot HERE.
What Every Voter Should Know About Voter Registration
- You must register before election day — To vote in Stamford, you must be registered to vote. If you haven't registered before the election, Connecticut now offers Election Day registration. You can come to City Hall (6th floor 888 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT 06901; 203-977-4054) to register in-person between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M to register and vote on Election Day.
- Where you vote is based on where you live — You vote on election day at the polling place designated for the district in which your residence is located, so you must be registered at the address of your current permanent residence.
- If you move permanently, you must re-register at your new address — The Registrar of Voters' Office receives change of address information from the post office, and from the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you move out of Stamford, you lose your voting rights in Stamford, and you must register in your new town or state in order to vote there. If you later return and reestablish a Stamford residence you must register in Stamford again.
- If you move temporarily, you may still vote in Stamford — If your move was only temporary, such as for college or military service, or to a summer or winter residence, you do not lose your voting rights in Stamford unless you register to vote somewhere else.
- If you move out of the country, you may still vote in Stamford — If you move temporarily or permanently to another country you also retain voting rights in Stamford.
- You must declare a party affiliation to vote in a primary — Primary elections are often held to chose a political party's nominee(s) for public office. Reform Stamford candidates appear in three primaries across Stamford, in districts 2, 4, and 8 on Tuesday September 12th. To vote for Anabel Figueroa, Nina Sherwood, Ines Saftic, Megan Cottrell, and Robert Roqueta, you must be a registered democrat. You can do this when you register initially, or you can fill out a new registration card at any time to change party affiliation. To be entitled to vote, party members who wish to switch parties must do so at least 90 days before the primary election date, but unaffiliated voters may join a party up to one day before the primary.