Voter Registration: 1 Deadline Tuesday, Another Approaching

Registrars to hold special registration session on October 30.

One third of eligible voters in Connecticut — or nearly 1,000,000 residents — have not yet registered to vote in the upcoming election on Nov. 6, according to the Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

If you are one of the “one in three” who has not registered, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut strongly encourages you to take this important step.

Registering is a simple procedure, the League says. You can get a voter registration form at any town/city hall in Connecticut, at libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, other state agency offices, or online. You can also access all the information about registering and voting on the League’s website at www.lwvct.org.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 is the mail in registration deadline to be eligible to vote in the November 6 election. Hand-delivered mail-in registration applications must be received by the registrars by this day and mailed mail-in registration applications must be postmarked by this date.

Tuesday, October 30 at 8 p.m. is the in person registration deadline to be eligible to vote in the November 6 election.

The Registrars of Voters will hold a special voter registration session Tuesday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the office of the Registrars of Voters at the Brookfield Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road.

Persons whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence is attained after October 30 may register in person with the town clerk or registrars during the period of October 31 to the deadline on Monday, November 5.  Proof of that qualification must be shown.   

Registration is available in the Office of the Town Clerk at the town hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and most Thursday evenings until 6 p.m. Mail-in registration forms may be obtained at the Brookfield Library and the municipal website and sent to Registrars of Voters, PO Box 5106, Brookfield, CT 06804.

For more information call the registrars at 203-775-7343. Absentee ballots are to be obtained from the Town Clerk (203-775-7313) during the hours noted above.   

The League has also newly posted its 2012 Voters’ Guide, an online directory of this year’s candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and for the Connecticut Senate and House of Representatives. It can be accessed at www.lwvct.org/voters-guide.html or by clicking the “For Voters” tab on the left-hand side of the page at lwvct@lwvct.org.

According to LWVCT Administrator Jean Rabinow, “Candidates were given a deadline to respond, but if they get their answers in late, we’ll post them as we get them. We’re here to serve the state’s voters.”

Pat Donovan, VP for LWVCT Voter Services, added, “We’ve designed this directory to inform you about where our candidates stand on a number of issues facing all of us, and in particular Connecticut residents. We invite you to compare the candidates’ responses, and learn more about each of them by visiting their own websites. Our Voters’ Guide has links to these websites wherever the candidates have given permission.”

You can also find out more about the candidates and their campaigns by visiting the Brookfield Patch Election Guide.


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