Your Guide to Election Day 2018 in Connecticut - NBC Connecticut
Decision 2018

Decision 2018

The latest news on local, state and national midterm elections

Your Guide to Election Day 2018 in Connecticut

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    CT LIVE!: What You Need to Know to Vote Tomorrow

    Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill prepared us for Tuesday's elections. (Published Monday, Nov. 5, 2018)

    Today is Election Day and the polls opened at 6 a.m. and will be open until 8 p.m. for Connecticut residents to make some important decisions in the midterm elections, including choosing the next governor, one U.S. Senate seat, five Congressional seats and several state offices.

    For full Election Day coverage, visit our Decision 2018 section and download our free NBC CT app.

    Voting:

    Check here to see where you should vote.

    Check to see if you are registered to vote.

    When you arrive at your polling place, the poll worker will ask for your ID. If you do not have any, you may sign an affidavit instead in most cases, according to the Secretary of the State’s website. They said you are several options for identification and they do not need to be a driver's license or have a photo.

    Learn more here about requirements for voter identification.

    Governor:

    Gov. Dannel Malloy decided not to run for re-election, so voters will be deciding who will succeed him.

    Ned Lamont is the Democratic candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski is the Republican candidate and Oz Griebel is the unaffiliated candidate. 

    Gov Candidates Make Final Weekend PushGov Candidates Make Final Weekend Push

    The three candidates on the ticket have been hitting as many stops as they can this weekend, trying to make sure their messages are reaching as many people as possible.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 5, 2018)

    U.S. Senate:

    Voters heading to the polls for the midterm elections will also be voting for one United States Senate seat. The incumbent, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat, is running against Republican Matthew Corey.

    Murphy and Corey Square Off in Senate RaceMurphy and Corey Square Off in Senate Race

    Sen. Chris Murphy and his Republican opponent visited with voters on Friday just days from Election Day.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 2, 2018)

    Proposals to Amend State Constitution

    Voters will also be deciding whether to make two changes to Connecticut's constitution.

    One ballot question asks whether the constitution should be changed to ensure transportation revenues are spent on transportation projects.

    The second amendment calls for placing limits on the General Assembly when it attempts to transfer or sell state-owned property to a non-state entity.  

    U.S. House of Representatives:

    Connecticut voters will also be asked to choose U.S. Representatives in the state’s five Congressional Districts.

    District One:

    The incumbent, John Larson, a Democrat, is running against Republican Jennifer Nye.

    District Two:

    Joe Courtney, the incumbent and Democratic candidate, is running against Republican Danny Postemski Jr.

    District Three:

    Rosa DeLauro, the incumbent and Democratic Party candidate, is running against Republican Angel Cadena.

    District Four:

    The incumbent, Jim Himes, is the Democratic Party candidate and Harry Arora is the Republican Party candidate.

    District Five:

    U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced she would not run for a fourth term in the wake of allegations of abuse in her office and decided to retire after her handling of those allegations became public.

    Manny Santos is the Republican Party candidate for the seat and Jahana Hayes, is the Democratic Party candidate. 

    Hayes, Santos Display Sharp Contrast in Their PositionsHayes, Santos Display Sharp Contrast in Their Positions

    Election day is less than three weeks away and on Wednesday night candidates for the 5th Congressional District squared off in a debate at Central Connecticut State University.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 5, 2018)

    Secretary of the State:

    The incumbent, Denise Merrill, is running as the Democratic Candidate and Susan Chapman is running as the Republican Party Candidate.

    Treasurer:

    Denise Nappier opted not to run for re-election after 20 years in office.

    Shawn Wooden is the Democratic Party candidate and Thad Gray is the Republican Party candidate.

    Candidates for State Treasurer Debate at NBC ConnecticutCandidates for State Treasurer Debate at NBC Connecticut

    Democrat Shawn Wooden and Republican Thad Gray took questions from moderator Max Reiss.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018)

    Comptroller:

    The incumbent, Kevin Lembo is the Democratic Party candidate and Kurt Miller is the Republican Party candidate.

    Attorney General:

    William Tong is the Democratic Party candidate and Sue Hatfield is the Republican candidate. 

    NBC CT Hosts First Attorney General Debate Ahead of ElectionNBC CT Hosts First Attorney General Debate Ahead of Election

    The debate, which was moderated by political reporter Max Reiss, gave Republican Susan Hatfield and Democrat Rep. William Tong an opportunity to share their platforms with voters.
    (Published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018)

    Local Races:

    Other races include all 36 State Senate and 151 Assembly seats. See the candidate list here. 

    Ballot Questions:

    See which questions you will find on your ballot here.

    Town-by-Town Ballots:

    Check your town ballot here. 

    Report Issues at the Polls:

    Call NBC Connecticut Investigates at 855-NBC-CT30.

    Or you could call the state's Election Day hotline at 1-866-733-2463 or email elections@ct.gov.

     

    Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anywhere, anytime