If You Itch To Switch Party Affiliation For Primary

From CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill:

Enrolled party members have only seven days left to transfer enrollment from one party to another in order to cast a ballot in their “new” party’s statewide primary, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said today.

May 14th is the last day that voters can change their party enrollment for the 2018 statewide primary, which can easily be done online at: myvote.ct.gov/register. Please follow the directions carefully as people without a valid driver’s license will still need to mail their completed registration change to their town election official or to Secretary of the State.

The deadline for new voters and for unaffiliated voters to enroll in a party for the primary is August 9 via mail or August 13 in person. More details available at the election calendar:portal.ct.gov/-/media/sots/ElectionServices/Calendars/2018_Election/2018-Calendar-searchable-pdf.pdf.

Secretary Merrill said, “Choosing a political party–or deciding to remain unaffiliated–is an important decision. If you are interested in participating in the process of choosing a party’s nominee, then you will have to register with the party in which your candidate is running. If you are already enrolled in a party and would like to change your party enrollment, this is the last week to change your registration.”

The statewide primary will be held on August 14, 2018. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Every year thousands of people enroll in a party or change their party registration. Last year, there were more than 32,000 changes to party registration. In 2016, there were more than 132,000 changes to party registration.

Voters can check their party and registration status at: http://myvote.ct.gov/lookup.



  1. There’s only one thing worse than a high tax state and that’s a high tax state that’s bankrupt.
    Connecticut Democrats gave us both.
    Democrats for Dave Walker and Democrats for Rich Deecken
    No need to change parties, just change your vote.
    Make the switch on election day.

    1. Sorry Local……………….
      Richard Deecken is a nice guy, but he is already collecting one taxpayer salary. I’ll be damned to vote for paying him a second taxpayer salary. The law would require the Bridgeport BOE (which claims not to have enough money to operate) to give him all the release time he would need to attend to legislative business in Hartford. Money would have to be spent ion substitutes to cover his classes, his students would lose the full time services of a great teacher and he’d get two government paychecks for the same period of time. HELL NO.
      BTW>>>>I think he does a great job on Planning and Zoning here in Trumbull and teaching at Bassick. BUT government salaries should be one to a customer.

    2. Paul, you that’s a great idea, let’s have Bridgeport Democrats changed over to vote in the Republican primary to vote for David Walker but wait a minute, is he running for something because I never hear anybody seeing him in Bridgeport or traveling around the city asking for voters support. There’s no need to vote for Walker at all because voters real don’t know who he is and what he stands for and how he’ll do anything accept talk.


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