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Connecticut's Primary Election Is Tuesday

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Craig LeMoult

Connecticut will hold its primary election on Tuesday. The deadline to register in-person to vote is noon Monday.

It’s the first time that every eligible voter has had the opportunity to vote via absentee ballot without an excuse, because of the pandemic. Though, some voters will still vote in-person. The results are not expected to be in on Primary night, as it will take much longer to count absentee ballots.

Contested primary races to watch

Republicans will choose between Mary Fay and Jim Griffin to try and flip Democratic Congressman John Larson’s seat in Connecticut’s 1st congressional district. And voters will cast a ballot for Justin Anderson and Thomas Gilmer to challenge Democratic Congressman Joe Courtney for Connecticut’s 2nd congressional seat.

There are also many State House and Senate seats on the ballot.


State Senator 26

  • Kim Healy, Wilton
  • William Duff, Bethel

State Representative 30

  • Donna Veach, Berlin
  • Jim Townsley, Southington

State Representative 82

  • Mike Skelps, Middlefield
  • Ernestine Holloway, Meriden

State Representative 128

  • Joseph Borges, Bridgeport
  • Ethan Book, Bridgeport


State Senator 17

  • Jorge Cabrera, Hamden
  • Justin Farmer, Hamden

State Senator 22

  • Marcus A. Brown, Bridgeport
  • Marilyn Moore, Bridgeport

State Representative 05

  • Brandon McGee, Hartford
  • Craig T Stallings, Hartford

State Representative 15

  • Bobby Gibson, Bloomfield
  • Danielle DW Wong, Bloomfield

State Representative 20

  • Sherry Haller, West Hartford
  • Kate Farrar, West Hartford

State Representative 24

  • Emmanuel "Manny" Sanchez, New Britain
  • Richard Lacourciere, New Britain

State Representative 28

  • Paul Montinieri, Wethersfield
  • Amy Morrin Bello, Wethersfield

State Representative 45

  • Mark DePonte, Griswold
  • Pamela Patalano, Griswold

State Representative 126

  • Charlie Stallworth, Bridgeport
  • Tony Barrl, Bridgeport

State Representative 130

  • Antonio Felipe, Bridgeport
  • Kelvin Ayala, Bridgeport

Connecticut voters will also be voting in a presidential primary, despite the presumptive nominees being Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.
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