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Merrill: One Week to Register to Vote for Municipal Elections on November 8th
Secretary of the State Reminds Voters Registration forms Must be Postmarked by Today, In-Person Registration Deadline is 8:00 P.M. Tuesday November 1st
Hartford: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today is reminding Connecticut voters who wish to register by mail that voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than today in order to cast a ballot in the upcoming municipal elections on Tuesday November 8, 2011. Eligible voters who wish to register in-person may do so at their Registrar of Voters office until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 1st to qualify for the Municipal Elections.
“The municipal elections to decide who will serve in some key decision making roles in your community are approaching very fast, so I urge adult citizens of Connecticut to make sure they are registered now,” said Secretary Merrill, Connecticut’s chief election official. “Crucial decisions on town and city budgets, schools, infrastructure and environmental policy are facing many towns in our state. Make sure you have a voice by registering to vote by next Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.”
Polls will open statewide from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 8, 2011, when the majority of Connecticut’s municipalities will hold a General Election for municipal candidates. Absentee ballots are also available, voters can go online to www.sots.ct.gov to download an application for an absentee ballot or a voter registration card, see if they are registered and where their polling place is located and see the ballot for their town and city. Today is also the last day write-in candidates wishing to run in the Municipal elections can register with the Secretary of the State’s office. Registration forms for write-in candidates must be received by the Secretary of the State by 4:00 p.m. today.
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Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill
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