Cheshire Democratic Registrar of Voters Tom Smith and Cheshire Republican Registrar of Voters Susan Pappas have released a joint press release serving as a public service announcement with important updated voter information for all Cheshire voters.
According to the press release....
Cheshire residents who are not registered to vote face a one-week deadline for registering prior to the Nov. 5 municipal election. Oct. 29 is the deadline for voter registrations submitted in person or received by mail and online.
The Elections Office will be open until 8 p.m. There will also be a limited registration session on Nov. 4 until 5 p.m., only for those who become U.S. citizens, move into town, or turn 18 the week before Election Day.
Connecticut citizens can register in person throughout the year at the Registrars of Voters office at Town Hall, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Registration is also available online, by mail, through DMV or the Secretary of the State’s website, at the Town Clerk’s office, and at the public library.
For details and links, view the Elections Department page at www.cheshirect.org or call the office at (203) 271-6680.
Absentee ballots are administered in Connecticut by town clerks (not the Elections Department, which is responsible for counting the returned ballots). Absentee ballot applications are now available at the Town Clerk’s office and online: http://www.cheshirect.org/voting-and-elections/absentee-ballots/
All of the normal Cheshire polling places will be open on Nov. 5 from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.. Voters who live in District 5-3, which only exists in municipal election years, will vote at Doolittle School as usual.
For additional voter information go to the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee website voter information page at bit.ly/2BkZVAa.
Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter at the New Haven Register for 36 years.