Today Marks Last Day to Register to Vote Before Election Day

Election Day is one week away and today marks the last day to register to vote in the elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

We're keeping a close eye on a few of the races in our state.

One of the races we're watching very closely is New Haven.

Democrat Justin Elicker is running after winning the primary over Mayor Toni Harp. Harp later chose to run for the Working Families Party.

Another race to watch is Bridgeport. Mayor Joe Ganim is running on the Democrat's ticket. He beat Senator Marilyn Moore, who is still trying to get voters to write her in. For the Republicans, John Rodriguez is on the ballot.

In addition to mayors, towns across the state are electing Board of Education members and council members.

It's important to remember that the decisions these people make after being elected have a direct affect on how much you pay for taxes and how your money gets spent.

Tuesday marks the absolute last day to register to vote, which you can do online.

You can also look up sample ballots to see all the candidates you can choose from.

In Hartford, you can choose from Democrats Mayor Luke Bronin, Republican J. Stan McCauley and four petitioning candidates.

NBC Connecticut is hosting a forum with the Hartford mayoral candidates who are still trying to get their message out to undecided voters. The forum begins at 7 p.m.

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