Democrat and Republican primaries scheduled for Aug. 14

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Granby’s registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in their party’s primary on Aug. 14 to determine nominees in the contested Governor and the U.S. Senate races in the November 6 election. The Secretary of State’s website has a complete list of races and certified candidates. All of the offices on the ballot this year are regional or statewide seats. The deadline to switch parties passed on May 14, but new and unaffiliated voters can register with a party until noon on Monday, Aug. 13. Party members cannot cross-vote in this primary.

One Polling Site

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., in one location: Granby Memorial High School Community Gym. Voters are encouraged to access the polling site using the GMHS entrance off North Granby Road/Route 189, next to Public Works, and leave the polls from the Salmon Brook Street/Route 10/202 exit. All Granby schools are closed on Primary Day. Registrars strongly recommend voting between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as the heaviest voting is between 6 and 10 a.m., with a second rush between 4 and 8 p.m.

Voter Information

To check in quickly at the polls, have an ID available. If you do not have an ID, but have previously proven your ID, you will need to fill out a state-required form at the Moderator’s table.

Voters have the option to vote privately and independently using a touch screen or an audio ballot marking system rather than using a marking pen.

Curbside voting will be available for voters who have a temporary physical handicap.

Letters have been sent to select voters with the bright red warning: Do not risk your right to vote – Read Carefully. Please watch for them and reply well before Aug. 14. If you are listed as an inactive voter on Primary Day, you can be restored, but you are required to fill out a new registration card. Voters who are off the voter registry cannot be restored on Primary Day, per state statutes, unless it is a proven clerical error. There is no Election Day Registration (EDR) for the Primary. Anyone whose name has changed needs to fill out a new registration card. Voter registrations are NOT transferable either from another town or another state.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots for the primary will be available from Town Clerk on July 24. Applications can be filed now, but in Connecticut you must have allowable reason use an absentee ballot as explained on the ballot form or online at the Secretary of State’s website: You should file an application for an absentee ballot by July 17 and send it back in by Aug. 7.

Poll Worker Training

Election workers’ certification training will take place this summer and fall. A training-notification-list email is being compiled. If you would like to be added to the list please email the registrars at

Calendar Review

Tuesday, July 24: Absentee Ballots become available from the Town Clerk

Tuesday, July 31: Special Voter Registration Session, Registrars’ Office 1 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 8: Nominating Petitions deadline to register 4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 9: Postmark and online deadline for mail-in and online voter registrations and party changes to participate in the primary.  Special Voter Registration Session, Registrars’ Office 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 13: Noon deadline to register or change party affiliation in person for unaffiliated or new voters to participate in the Aug. 14 Primary. Special registrar office hours from 9 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, Aug. 14: Democrat and Republican Primaries. Polls open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Questions? Please feel free to contact the registrars, Laura Wolfe and Paul Willis, by phone at 860-844-5322 or email at