Registering to vote

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​Same day registration does not apply to primaries; it must be done prior to the primary. To be eligible to vote in the presidential primary on Tuesday, April 26, you must be a U.S. Citizen, registered to vote and affiliated as a Democrat or Republican by noon on Monday, April 25. Voters are encouraged to check their party affiliation online at The site is available 24/7. In Connecticut citizens currently 17 years old but who will turn 18 by Nov. 8, can participate in the primary if they register with a party by the cutoff dates listed below. For all primaries in the state of Connecticut, you must be a member of the party you wish to vote for. State party rules prohibit cross voting in another political party’s primary. Unaffiliated voters are not allowed to vote in either primary. In Granby, 39 percent of voters are currently unaffiliated, 32 percent are Republican, 27 percent are Democrats and 1 percent are minor party members.
To gain party affiliation, go online and fill out a voter registration card. Check the box marked “party enrollment change” and write in a political party. The website is available 24/7 at: until the postmark and online deadline to register to vote on April 21. The in-person deadline is noon on April 25.  The Registrar’s office is open from 9 a.m. to noon on that day. FYI: Party membership does not cost anything, nor are party members obligated to vote along party lines. Unfortunately, the deadline to switch from one party to another has already passed. There is a 90-day waiting period for those switching political parties to attain party privilege, so anyone who switched parties between January 27 and April 25 is ineligible to vote in either primary. Unaffiliated and new voters who register as Democrat or Republican by noon of the day before can participate in the April 26 primary.