Your Guide to Connecticut Primary Elections – NBC Boston

Connecticut’s primary takes place today and voters across the state will cast their ballots in several primary contests. There is a Republican primary for the United States Senate and another for the United States Representative. There are primary elections for Secretary of State, Treasurer, and various statewide elections for senators and representatives.

When is the August 2022 CT Primary?

The Connecticut primary is today, Tuesday, August 9.

The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

An absentee ballot must be received by the city clerk before the polls close if mailed or returned by an immediate family member of the in-person applicant or the qualified designee of an ill or physically disabled in-person ballot applicant.

It was due the day before the primary if the applicant returns it in person, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Who is running in the CT primary in August 2022?

If you don’t know which district you are in, you can find districts by city here.

United States Senator, Republican Primary

  • Themis Klarides
  • Leora R. Levy
  • Pedro Light

US House of Representatives, District 4, Republican Primary

  • Jayme Stevenson
  • Michael Ted Goldstein

Secretary of State, Democratic Primary

  • Maritza Bond
  • Stephanie Thomas

Secretary of State, Republican Primary

  • Domingo Rapini
  • Terrie E. Wood

Treasurer, Democratic Primary

  • Erick Russell
  • Dita Bhargava
  • Karen DuBois Walton

CT State Senate, District 23, Democratic Primary

  • Dennis Bradley
  • Herron Gaston

CT State Representative, District 16, Democratic Primary

Melissa E. Osbourne
Eric Wellman

CT State Representative, District 34, Democratic Primary

CT State Representative, District 69, Republican Primary

  • Jason Buchsbaum
  • Cindy Harrison

CT State Representative, District 78, Republican Primary

CT State Representative, District 98, Democratic Primary

CT State Representative, District 116, Democratic Primary

  • Trainee McGee
  • Joseph Miller

CT State Representative, District 127, Democratic Primary

  • Marcus Brown
  • Jack Hennessy

Secretary of State Denise Merrill announced in June that she would step down before the end of her third term to spend more time with her husband, who has been living with Parkinson’s disease for years.

State Treasurer Shawn Wooden announced in April that he would not seek re-election.

See your city or town ballot

You can find sample ballots for each city and town online here. Please note that these may not have the most up-to-date information on candidates.

How to register to vote in Connecticut

If an unaffiliated voter wanted to vote in a primary, the deadline was noon August 8 at the registrar.

Connecticut Election Day Hotline

The Election Day hotline is 866-SEEC-INFO (866-733-2463) and the email address is

They are available throughout Election Day to anyone who witnesses voting irregularities.

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