From Secretary of the State Denise Merrill:
Merrill: Deadline to Register to Vote for February 22nd Special Elections One Week Away
Secretary of the State Reminds Voters in 18 Communities That the Deadline to Register to Vote for Special Elections is February 18th at 12:00 p.m.
Hartford: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today reminded voters in 18 communities that the voter registration deadline for the February 22, 2011 special elections is next Friday, February 18th at 12:00 p.m. This is the deadline for voters in the nine participating districts to register in person at their local Registrar of Voters office.
“The special elections taking place to fill vacancies in both the House and Senate in nine districts are less than two weeks away. I urge voters in those districts not to let the weather slow them down,” said Secretary Merrill, Connecticut’s Chief Elections Officer. “The deadline to register to vote in these special elections is February 18th at noon. It is imperative that citizens register to vote for who represents them in Hartford because critical decisions are being made that affect all of us.”
Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on February 22, 2011 in the following communities for the special elections: State Senate district 6, covering Berlin, New Britain, and part of Farmington; district 13, covering Meriden, Middlefield, and parts of Cheshire and Middletown; and district 27, covering parts of Darien and Stamford. Special elections will also take place in the following General Assembly Districts: district 20, covering part of West Hartford, district 25, covering parts of new Britain, district 36, covering the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam, district 99, covering part of East Haven, district 101, covering the town of Madison and part of Guilford and District 126, covering part of Bridgeport.
Voters can go to the Secretary of the State’s website www.sots.ct.gov to see if they are registered to vote and where their polling place is located. They can also find out information about absentee ballots and a list of candidates for the special elections.