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.
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.
Gov. Dannel Malloy decided not to run for re-election, so voters will be deciding who will succeed him.
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.
Proposals to Amend State 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.
The incumbent, John Larson, a Democrat, is running against Republican Jennifer Nye.
Joe Courtney, the incumbent and Democratic candidate, is running against Republican Danny Postemski Jr.
Rosa DeLauro, the incumbent and Democratic Party candidate, is running against Republican Angel Cadena.
The incumbent, Jim Himes, is the Democratic Party candidate and Harry Arora is the Republican Party candidate.
Secretary of the State:
The incumbent, Denise Merrill, is running as the Democratic Candidate and Susan Chapman is running as the Republican Party Candidate.
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.
The incumbent, Kevin Lembo is the Democratic Party candidate and Kurt Miller is the Republican Party candidate.
Other races include all 36 State Senate and 151 Assembly seats. See the candidate list here.
Report Issues at the Polls:
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