Vote on 2018-2019 School Budget Scheduled for May 8

On Tuesday, May 8, registered voters in the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme will vote on the proposed 2018-2019 budget for Regional School District 18.

Voting will take place at the Lyme Town Hall (for voters in Lyme) at 480 Hamburg Road. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

To view or download a copy of the proposed budget in advance of the referendum, please go to:   https://www.region18.org/page.cfm?p=2200

 

Legal Notice: Republican & Democratic Delegate Endorsements Filed

 

Certified lists of party-selected candidates for the Republican and Democratic Parties in the Town of Lyme for participation as Delegates to the conventions of said Parties specified below are on file in my office at 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT and copies are available for public distribution:

 

Democrats filed the following:

State, 2ndCongressional District, 33rdState Senate District, 23rdState Assembly District, 33rdJudge of Probate District

 

Republicans filed the following:

State and 2ndCongressional District, 33rdState Senate District, 23rdState Assembly District, 33rdJudge of Probate District

 

Linda A. Winzer

Lyme Town Clerk

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

VOTER REGISTRATION

How to Check Your Voter Registration Status: To check your voter status, go to http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx, enter your data, and your current voter status will be listed.

Voter Registration Applications: Voter Registration Applications are available at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM).  You may also download an application or register online at the Secretary of the State’s website at www.sots.ct/gov.

Voter Registration Deadline – By Mail: Deadline for registrars to receive MAIL IN Applications for registration to vote in the General Election is NOVEMBER 1, 2016.

Voter Registration Deadline – In Person: Last day for eligible citizens to register to vote in the General Election is NOVEMBER 8, 2016.  Note:  Election Day Registration must be done at the Designated Election Day Registration location, which is Lyme Town Hall.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Absentee Ballot Applications: Absentee ballots applications are available in person from Town Clerk anytime during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM) or you may download an application from the Secretary of the State’s website at www.sots.ct/gov.

Absentee Ballot Availability: Absentee ballots will be available beginning October 7. If you have completed an absentee ballot application prior to that date, it will be mailed to you on that date.

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline: Absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day.  Note:  If an absentee ballot is returned in person by the applicant, it must be returned by or on the day before the election.  Note: town hall closes at 4:00 PM.

ELECTION DAY

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. On that day votes will be cast for United States Presidential and Vice-Presidential electors, United States Senator, Representative in Congress (2nd District), State Senator (33rd Senate District), State Representative (23rd General Assembly District), Registrar of Voters (Lyme).  The location of the polling place is the LYME TOWN HALL located at 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.  Voting tabulators will be used.  The polls will open at six o’clock in the morning (6:00 AM) and will remain open until eight o’clock in the evening (8:00 PM).

 

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).

Important Information for the November 4, 2014 Election

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ELECTION

 

OBTAINING ABSENTEE BALLOTS

 

Absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk beginning Friday, October 3.  Requests for absentee ballots may be made in person at the Town Clerk’s office or you may download an application from the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website at www.ct.gov/sots.  Absentee ballots may be obtained up to and including Monday, November 3.

 

RETURNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS

 

The absentee ballot must be received by the town clerk the day before the election if it is returned in person by the applicant.

 

The absentee ballot must be received by the Town Clerk by the close of the polls if it is mailed or if it is returned by a member of the immediate family of the applicant in person or by the qualified designee of an ill or physically disabled ballot applicant in person.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

 

Saturday Registration Session:  Registrars will be in their office on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 pm to accept voter registrations (Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road).

 

Mail-in Voter Registration Deadline:  Must be postmarked by October 21st.

 

In-person Regular Voter Registration Deadline:  The last day for in-person regular voter registration is October 28th.  Applicants must appear in person at the Town Hall located at 480 Hamburg Road.  The Town Clerk’s office is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The Registrar’s Office will be open October 28th from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

 

Limited Registration Session: Session of Registrars of Voters to admit those seeking to vote in the election whose qualification as to age, citizenship, or residence was attained since October 28th.  Registrars’ Office will be open Monday, November 3 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Voter Registration Receipt:  On election day, an applicant whose name is not on the check-list may vote if, at the polls, he/she:  (1) presents a voter registration receipt from the DMV or other prescribed voter registration agency that his application was received by the deadline, (2) fills out a new voter registration card, (3) the card is approved by the registrar, and (4) the voter presents the required identification.

 

ELECTION DAY

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT.