How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Connecticut

Register By

April 23 (Thursday)

Not a democrat? Connecticut has a special deadline for changing affiliation: Tue, January 28 (4 more days!)

Primary On

April 28 (Tuesday)

Connecticut Primary: April 28, 2020

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Connecticut Voter Information

Get Registered

Connecticut has closed primaries — Nutmeggers must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat now!

In Connecticut, you must be affiliated as a democrat by Tue, January 28 (4 more days!), which is before the registration deadline!

You must be registered by April 23, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, from 6:00AM – 8:00PM.
Find your polling place here: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

There is a 3 month waiting period to change from one party to another. This does not apply when switching from unaffiliated to party membership.

In-person enrollment deadline, for new voters and unaffiliated voters enrolling in a party in person at Town Hall, for voting in primary 4/27/2020

4/23/2020 – Deadline for new voters, and for unaffiliated voters, to enroll in a party for voting in its primary by mail.

Info on same same day registration (ONLY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER) can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Election-Day-Registration-2013/Election-Day-Registration

Here’s a downloadable absentee ballot for CT: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/ElectForms/electforms/aabengpdf.pdf?la=en

Check out the Official Connecticut 2020 Election Calendar here!

If you need more help call the Official Connecticut Election Voter Hotline at: 1-866-733-2463

Id Requirement

First time voters need ID. For more info: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/FAQ/FAQ—Voter-Identification

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote.

Only 17?

You may still vote in Connecticut's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Connecticut

Connecticut has 68 delegates

  • 32 district
  • 15 at large
  • 6 Pledged PLEOs
  • 15 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Ned Lamont, Sen.Christopher Murphy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Joe Courtney, Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, Rep. Jahana Hayes, Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. John B. Larson, Nancy DiNardo, John W. Olsen, Erick Russell, Nancy Wyman

Important dates:

Primary: April 28, 2020

Deadline to file to become a District Delegate: May 4, 2020

Post Primary Congressional District Caucuses: May 27, 2020

The State Party Committee: June 10, 2020

National Convention Delegation Meeting: June 17, 2020

Delegate Selection Materials

Connecticut Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (32)

  • File to become a District Delegate by May 4, 2020. Forms available at ctdems.org
  • Send Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of support for Bernie to Connecticut Democratic Party, 30, Arbor Street, Suite 106A, Hartford, CT 06106
  • May 27, 2020: Post Primary Congressional District Caucuses begin at 7:30pm. Bring your family and friends. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the caucus in their Congressional District to vote for the District Delegate candidates that filed by May 4, 2020.

At Large Delegates (11) At Large Alternate Delegates (4)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of support for Bernie by May 28, 2020. Forms available at ctdems.org
  • Send Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of support for Bernie to Connecticut Democratic Party, 30, Arbor Street, Suite 106A, Hartford, CT 06106
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by the State Party Committee on June 10, 2020 at an open meeting at 30, Arbor Street, Suite 106A, Hartford, CT 06106

PLEO Delegates (6)

  • PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders.
  • Before May 28, 2020 file Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of support for Bernie. Forms available at ctdems.org
  • Send Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of support for Bernie to Connecticut Democratic Party, 30, Arbor Street, Suite 106A, Hartford, CT 06106
  • PLEO delegates are elected by the State Party Committee on June 10, 2020 at 7 pm at an open meeting at 30, Arbor Street, Suite 106A, Hartford, CT 06106

Standing Committee (6) and Delegation Chair

6 Standing Committee members (2 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Connecticut’s National Convention Delegates on June 17, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages

Convention Pages(2) are selected by the State Democratic Chair before June 17, 2020.

Presidential Electors (7)

Presidential electors to the Electoral College are selected by federal elected officials by June 12, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Connecticut Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Connecticut you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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