Wilton’s registrars of voters Tina Gardner and Carole Young-Kleinfeld are reminding voters that April 26, 2016 is Primary Election Day in Connecticut. All three polling places in Wilton—WHS, Cider Mill, and Middlebrook—will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m..

Connecticut law requires that voters must be enrolled party members to vote in primary elections. Electors who switch from one party to another must be members of the new party for at least three months in order to vote in that party’s primary. Please note that the Independent Party is currently a minor party in CT—like the Green, Libertarian, or Working Families. Membership in the Independent Party is not the same as being an unaffiliated voter in Connecticut.

Unaffiliated Wilton voters—members of no political party—may enroll in a political party by mail, online, or in person providing they have not been members of any party for at least 3 months. Check below for applicable deadlines.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016:  Deadline for an elector to change from one political party to another in order to vote in the new party’s primary.
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016:  Mail-in and online deadline for new voters or unaffiliated voters to join a political party in order to vote in that party’s primary election.
  • Monday, April 25, 2016 at 12 noon: In-person Unaffiliated voters must have been unaffiliated for at least three months before joining a party in order to vote in that party’s primary.

To join a political party, electors may complete a new voter registration card and mark “Party Change” at the top. This form is available at the registrar of voters office in Wilton Town Hall (238 Danbury Rd.), online at the CT Secretary of State’s website, or on the Town of Wilton’s website.

To check your current voter registration status and party affiliation, check the Wilton Registrars’ Voter Look-Up site or contact the registrars of voters at 203.563.0111.