This is the first year in history that the State of Connecticut will offer early voting and the upcoming April 2 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) is the first time that registered voters can take advantage of early voting.  (This primary is the election where voters in a political party vote for the candidate of that party that they would like to be their presidential candidate in November’s General Election.)

  • The 2024 Presidential Preference Primary is on Tuesday, April 2. Polls will be open at Lyme Town Hall from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary will take place on Tuesday, March 26; Wednesday, March 27; Thursday, March 28; and Saturday, March 30. Polls will be open at Lyme Town Hall on each of these days from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Lyme residents who choose to vote during the early voting period will arrive at Lyme Town Hall, check in and be verified as an eligible voter, as usual.  They will complete their ballot at a privacy booth, seal it in an approved envelope and then deposit the sealed envelope in a secure receptacle.  At this point, the ballot has been officially cast and cannot be rescinded.  Early-voting ballots will be tallied with Election Day ballots on April 2.

Voter Registration Deadlines for This Primary

  • Lyme residents who are not registered to vote but who want to vote during the early voting period (March 26, 27, 28, 30) for the Presidential Preference Primary, must submit their voter registration application to the Lyme Registrars of Voters at Town Hall by noon on the business day before they plan to vote.
  • Lyme residents who are not registered to vote but who want to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, April 2, can register in person with the Lyme Town Clerk or the Lyme Registrars of Voter up until noon on Monday, April 1.
  • Lyme residents who are registered as Unaffiliated voters who wish to enroll in a political party so they can vote in the April 2 Presidential Preference Primary, can do so in person with the Lyme Town Clerk or the Lyme Registrars of Voters up until noon on Monday, April 1.