Deadline To Transfer Party in Advance of the Presidential Primary is Jan. 28

This is an important reminder regarding the upcoming Apr. 28, 2020, presidential preference primary.  The deadline to transfer party in advance of the presidential primary is Tuesday, Jan. 28. To repeat, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, is the last day that an enrolled elector may transfer from one party to another and be eligible to vote in the presidential preference primary of the new party.

Election Information for Presidential Preference Primary – Democratic and Republican – April 26, 2016

Election Information for Presidential Preference Primary – Democratic and Republican – April 26, 2016

 

  • Electors registered as Democratic may vote in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary on April 26; electors registered as Republican may vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary on April 26.

 

  • Unaffiliated electors have until 12:00 NOON, MONDAY, APRIL 25, to complete a new registration card IN PERSON at the town hall in order to affiliate with either the Democratic Party or Republican Party in order to vote in the Primary on April 26.

 

  • New voters have until 12:00 NOON, MONDAY, APRIL 25, to complete a registration card IN PERSON at the town hall in order to affiliate with either the Democratic Party or Republican Party and vote in the Primary on April 26.

 

  • Mail-in new registrations for voting in the Presidential Preference Primary must be POSTMARKED on or by THURSDAY, APRIL 21.

 

  • Enrollment application of unaffiliated voters must be RECEIVED by THURSDAY, APRIL 21 unless unaffiliated voter files application for enrollment in person at town hall by 12:00 NOON of APRIL 25, 2016.

 

  • Registrations or enrollments completed ONLINE must be RECEIVED on or before THURSDAY, APRIL 21 in order to vote in the Primary on April 26.

 

  • As mentioned in an earlier post, the deadline for Republicans to switch to the Democratic Party or Democrats to switch to the Republican Party in order to vote in the April 26 Primary was January 26, 2016.

 

  • Unaffiliated electors MAY NOT vote in either the Republican or Democratic Primary.

 

  • Electors who registered online or through the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) are encouraged to verify their registration by calling the Town Hall (860.434.7733) between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

 

  • Electors who are not sure whether or how they are affiliated are encouraged to call the Town Hall (860.434.7733) between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to determine their status.

 

  • THERE IS NO EDR (ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION) FOR PRIMARIES. You must already be on the official voter list to vote on April 26.

January 26, 2016 is the Deadline to Transfer Party for the Presidential Preference Primary

January 26, 2016 is the last day that an enrolled elector can transfer from one party to another and be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary of the new party that the elector is transferring to.

The Presidential Preference Primary will be held April 26, 2016.

The purpose of the Presidential Preference Primary is to establish a basis for the selection of Connecticut delegates to the national convention of the party named. The votes cast at this primary will determine, in accordance with the law and the rules of the party, the number of delegates, if any, committed to each candidate for the party’s presidential nomination, and the number of uncommitted delegates.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU ARE REGISTERED AS “INDEPENDENT”, THAT MEANS YOU ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE INDEPENDENT PARTY.  A long time ago, people referred to themselves as Independent if they did not want to be affiliated with any party, however now there is an actual Independent Party.  If an individual does not want to be affiliated with a party, that person needs to register as “Unaffiliated”, not “Independent”.

If you are not sure which party you are currently enrolled in, feel free to contact the Town Hall (860.434.7733).

Primary Day: Polls Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Polls will be open at Town Hall from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to enable Lyme residents to vote in-person in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, Republican Presidential Preference Primary and Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary.  Masks will be required to enter Town Hall and social distancing protocols will be observed. Town Hall will be closed to all other public business today to reduce the number of people in the building and reduce potential virus exposure. 

Legal Notice: Warning of Primary

Notice is hereby given that a Presidential Preference Primary of the Republican and Democratic Party will be held on August 11, 2020, in each town.

Notice is also hereby given that the following are the names of the candidates (including the category “Uncommitted”) which are to appear on the ballot at said primary in the manner and in the order in which such names and category are herein listed, under the office designation “Nomination for President of the United States”, together with the addresses of such candidates:

Democrats                                                                Republicans
Names and Address:                                               Names and Address:
Joe Biden, Wilmington, DE                                      Donald J Trump, Palm Beach, FL
Bernie Sanders, Burlington, VT                              Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, San Diego, CA 
Tulsi Gabbard, Kapolei, HI                                      Uncommitted
Uncommitted

Additionally, Notice is hereby given that a Primary of the Republican Party for Representative in Congress 2nd District listed below will be held on August 11, 2020 for nomination for the office indicated below. The party-endorsed candidate is noted with an asterisk.

Republican
Names and Address:
*Thomas Gilmer, 216 Neck Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Justin Anderson, 157 West Rd, Salem, CT 06420

Dated at Hartford, Connecticut, this 30th Day of June, 2020.
Denise Merrill
Secretary of the State

The foregoing is a copy of the notice which I have received from the Office of the Secretary of the State in accordance with Secs. 9-433 and 9-471 of the General Statutes.  As provided, such primary will be held on August 11, 2020.  The hours of voting at said primary and the location of the polls will be as follows:

Hours of Voting:  6:00 AM. to 8:00 PM

Location of Polling Place                                                                        Voting District
Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT  06371                                    1

Dated at Lyme, Connecticut, this 2nd day of July, 2020.
Linda A. Winzer
Lyme Town Clerk