No Primary, Nov. 7 is Election Day
The 2023 municipal ballot will have openings in 13 different boards and offices with 26 open seats, including Board of Selectmen and Board of Education seats. Both major party slates were unanimously approved at the July caucuses, and no one contested the party nominations by petition.
Granby will not have a primary in September. One person petitioned to be added to the ballot without a party designation.
A reminder to young voters who are leaving for college: you can register to vote or check your registration online by visiting the Secretary of State’s website. If you are staying in Connecticut, you may transfer your registration to your new town of residence. If you will be attending college or university outside of Connecticut, every state has different rules so you will need to check with local election officials. You may also vote by absentee ballot. Applications are being accepted now by the Town Clerk for anyone wishing to receive a November ballot.
Poll workers needed
With the passage of early voting/election day registration, we are going to need help with computer data entry. The Registrars will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Town Hall for poll workers, new and old, to answer questions about the new process coming for 2024 and to sign up workers for the election.
The Registrar’s office is compiling an email list of poll workers. Poll workers can be volunteers or paid. Volunteer poll workers must be at least 16 years old and can choose to volunteer for a few hours, to fit their schedules. If you would like to be added to the list, please email the registrars at: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Moderator training and Pollworker training will be conducted in September and again in October for the November election. Pollworker training is required to serve. For more information or to apply please contact the Registrars: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Voter registration is a public record, and it is easy to confirm your voter registration 24/7. From the Town of Granby website there is a link to the Secretary of the State’s website’s online voter registration look-up tool: dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
There is also a link to Online Voter Registration, which is also available 24/7 to enroll, or to make name, party or address changes to an existing voter registration: voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do
Posted office hours for the Registrar’s office are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paper voter registration forms are also available at town halls, libraries, DMV offices and online at the Secretary of State’s website: sots.ct.gov