Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reminds voters that Democrats and Republicans in 21 Connecticut cities and towns, including Middletown, will hold primary elections on Sept. 10.
Eligible voters who wish to register to vote in time for the primaries have until Thursday to register by mail and the final in-person deadline is noon on Sept. 9 at the Middletown Registrar of Voters office. Unaffiliated voters have until that same deadline to enroll in a major party if they want to vote in the primary in their city or town.
Here in Middletown, Wesleyan Professor Stephen Devoto will vie for one of three Democratic Planning and Zoning Commission spots against Town Committee-endorsed candidates incumbent commissioner and former DTC Chair Dan Russo, newcomer Robert Blanchard and Paul Turenne, associate registrar at Wesleyan.
Last week, Devoto earned the Realistic Balance party's endorsement for planning and zoning, which means if he does not prevail in the primary, he will be on the ballot in November under the Realistic Balance Party and has applied for the Working Families endorsement.
On Sept. 10, polls will open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Absentee ballots are now available and in order to be counted for the municipal primary, they must be received by the town clerk's offices no later by 8 p.m. on Sept. 10.
The majority of Connecticut’s municipalities will hold a general election for municipal candidates on Nov. 5.
To find out where you vote on Sept. 10's primary election, the Middletown Registrar's office has the information.