The Wilton League of Women Voters reminds all potential voters, especially those who are about to turn 18 years old, to register to vote. Local primaries for both the Democratic and Republican Parties are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14. In order to vote in a primary in Connecticut, you must be registered as a member of the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. 

Any U.S. citizen who is a Connecticut resident and will be 18 years old by Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018) may register to vote and vote in the August Primary elections. That means that Connecticut 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old by Election Day and who otherwise meet the qualifications of an elector may register and vote in the primary.

Registrants may register online by phone or computer or get a voter registration form at any town hall, public library, Department of Motor Vehicles, or other state agency offices, or on the League of Women Voters website. Wilton registrars will send a confirmation that they received the registration.

Deadlines for registering to vote in Wilton’s primaries are Thursday, Aug. 9 by mail or online; or on Monday, Aug. 13 by 12 noon in person at Town Hall.

Wilton’s registrars of voters are holding a special voter registration enrollment session at Wilton Town Hall on Tuesday, July 31 between noon-2 p.m., as an opportunity for residents to ensure that they are registered to vote, to check their party enrollment, and to request that their names be reinstated to the registry list, if previously removed. Unaffiliated voters may also use the time to join a political party if they wish to participate in the August 14 Primary Election. In addition, residents who have made changes to names or addresses (for example, moved within town) can contact the office to be sure that the corrections have been made.

Absentee ballots will be available in the town clerk’s office as of Tuesday, July 24.

Call Wilton’s registrars of voters at 203.563.0111 for more information or call Wilton’s town clerk at 203.563.0106 for absentee ballot questions.

The offices of the town clerk and registrars are located at Town Hall, 238 Danbury Rd..