Unusual Municipal Election
Enthusiastic candidates and hardworking supporters motivated many new voters to get to the polls on Nov. 7. Detailed results for the election were available on the Secretary of State’s website within hours of the close of polls.
Granby had its second highest turnout for a municipal election with 3,184 ballots cast, narrowly missing the record set in 2019 when 3,203 voters cast ballots. A total of 8,331 voters are currently registered in Granby, representing a 38.02 percent turnout. A record number of write-ins were counted. Two official write-in candidates: Glenn Ballard received 165 and Victoria Dirienzio received 56 write-in votes.
Thanks to the wonderful efforts of a well-trained poll worker staff and the superb cooperation of the staff of the Granby Memorial High School and Town of Granby Public Works Department, the election ran smoothly.
The charter revision overwhelmingly passed, 1,926 yes versus 526 no.
Town Committee Elections in January
Both major parties will be hosting a caucus in mid-January to elect Town Committee members; details will be posted as soon as the dates are announced. You must be member of a major party to participate. New and unaffiliated voters have until noon the day before the caucus to join a major party. There is, however, a three-month waiting period for those who are switching political parties to attain party privileges, this includes switching from a minor party such as the Independent party or the Green party.
Registration Deadlines to Vote in the Presidential Primary
To be eligible to vote in the presidential primary on Tuesday, April 2, you must be a party member of the party you wish to vote for. State law prohibits cross voting in another political party’s primary. You can check your party affiliation online at: voterregistration.ct.gov The majority of Granby voters are currently unaffiliated. To gain party affiliation, unaffiliated voters can simply go online to fill out a voter registration card and check the box marked party enrollment change or fill out a voter registration card and mail it in—be sure to sign and date your card.
The State of Connecticut imposes a 90-day transfer or waiting period for those switching from one political party to another. If you change your party affiliation from one party to another before Jan. 2, you will be eligible to vote in either presidential primary on April 2.
Online voter registration is available for new voters or to make changes seven days a week at: voterregistration.ct.gov