Allow for Early Voting Amendment
The Connecticut Allow for Early Voting Amendment is on the Nov. 8 ballot as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.
A “yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to authorize the state legislature to provide by law for in-person early voting before an election.
A “no” vote opposes amending the state constitution, thereby maintaining that early voting is not authorized in the state.
Candidate List on November Ballot
A long list of candidates who will be running for office on Nov. 8 is available on the town website now. Sample ballots will be placed on the town and state website as soon as they are available.
Registration Deadlines Approaching
There is still a seven-day Voter Registration Deadline, whether by mail, online or in person. The Registrars will hold two special opportunities to register to vote: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Seventeen-year-olds who will be 18 by Nov. 8 can register to vote. You must be a US citizen to register to vote. It is easy to confirm or change your voter registration online 24/7. The Town of Granby’s website has links available to connect you to the SOTS’s Online Voter Registration system for either option.
To check your voter status: dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
To register or make a change: voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do
One Polling Site for the Election
For the Gubernatorial Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. All Granby residents will vote in the Community Gym at Granby Memorial High School. Traffic is anticipated to be moderate to heavy. Drivers should enter using the high school’s entrance off North Granby Road (Rte 189), next to Public Works, and leave from Salmon Brook Street (Rte 10/202), next to the middle school. All Granby schools will be closed on Election Day. The Registrars strongly recommend voting between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid the early and later heavy crowds.
November Poll Workers Needed
Pollworker training will be done in October, and poll workers are needed. Please send an e-mail to the registrars at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate or for more information. Volunteer poll workers must be at least 16 years old and can choose to volunteer for a few hours. Polling place set up is done at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 and workers are needed on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Most poll volunteers serve either 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to closing around 9 p.m. Part of the training may be done online using the Secretary of State’s online program. The Registrar’s office is compiling an e-mail list for those who would like to be notified when and where training will be held.
Students looking to obtain credit for service hours, mentoring, internships or job shadow day, may consider volunteering at the Registrar’s office. Drop by the office at Town Hall on Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email us at email@example.com to obtain more information or an application.
Tuesday, Oct. 4: 10 a.m. Official Revision and Correction of Preliminary Voter List at the Registrar of Voters office.
Friday, Oct. 7: Absentee Ballots become available from the Town Clerk.
Saturday, October 22: Special Voter Registration Session 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in ROV
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 1 p.m. Public testing and sealing of the optical scanners.
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Postmark deadline for mailed voter registration applications, in person and for the new Online Voter Registrations.
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Special Voter Registration Day 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in ROV office. Last Day to Register In Person.
Monday, Nov. 7: Special Voter Registration for brand new residents (within the last two weeks), in the military service, or just turned 18 years old.
Tuesday, Nov. 8: Election Day polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Questions? Please contact the Registrars, Laura Wolfe and Paul Willis, by phone at 860-844-5322 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org