Your Guide to Election Day in Connecticut

Election Day is here and voters are deciding the outcome of many municipal races, including several mayoral seats, when they head to the polls today.

As of 4 p.m. average voter turnout was at 18.7 percent, accordng to the Secretary of the State's office.

Several Towns to Vote for Mayor

In Bridgeport, the incumbent mayor, Joseph Ganim, is on the ballot for the Democratic party and John Rodriguez is on the ballot for the Republican party.

In the primary, Ganim beat Senator Marilyn Moore, who is hoping voters will write her in. 

See the full ballot here. 

In Bristol, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, the incumbent mayor, is on the Democratic ticket and Dante Tagariello, a tax accountant in his 20s, is on the Republican ticket. 

See the full ballot here. 

In Hartford, the incumbent mayor, Luke Bronin, is running on the Democratic ticket, James Stanley McCauley is running on the Republican ticket and W. Michael Downes, Giselle Gigi Jacobs, Aaron Lewis and former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez are the four petitioning candidates. See the full ballot here. 

In Middletown, Ben Florsheim is the Democratic candidate and Seb Giuliano is the Republican candidate for the open mayoral seat. 

Florsheim moved to Middletown nine years ago to attend Wesleyan University and after graduation he did community outreach for U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.

Giuliano, who served three terms as mayor, is an attorney and currently serves as the minority leader of the Middletown Common Council.

Valeka Clarke. a Democratic activist, is running as a write-in candidate.

In New Haven, the incumbent mayor, Toni Harp, is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Justin Elicker is the Democratic candidate. See the full ballot here. 

These are just some of the races to be decided Tuesday. See all the ballots by town-by-town here. 

Registering to Vote

You can take part in Election Day registration at a designated location in each town from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Or, for people who became 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, or moved to town between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5, you can obtain and complete an application for voter registration and deliver the application in person to your local town hall no later 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

To register in person, you will need to provide proof of identity and residence. Check with your town hall for details on where to go and what you need to bring. You must be registered by 8 p.m. in order to vote, according to the website for the Secretary of the State. 

Municipal elections are set for Tuesday at cities and towns statewide.

Voting Hours

Polls in Connecticut are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Any elector standing in line at the polls at 8 p.m. will be allowed to cast a vote.

You can check your designated polling location here. 

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