Voting is the civic right of the American people across the country, and with midterm elections here, it’s important to make sure you get out and vote at the polls today.
There are are few things to know though before you go out and make your voice heard today.
1. Be sure you’re registered to vote!
Before you can even vote in the midterm elections, you’ll need to register in person or online. In the state of Connecticut, if you miss the registration deadline, you can actually register the same day you plan to vote if you meet certain eligibilities.
If you want to know if you’re currently registered to vote, contact your local Registrar of Voters officer for more information.
2. Understand when you can vote.
In the state of Connecticut, you’ll be able to vote at your designated polling spot on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Additionally, any voter who is in line by 8:00 PM will still get the chance to vote. Every voter has rights in America, so be sure to read up on them and understand what you’re protected from.
Additionally, if you cannot physically vote in person due to a disability, service duty, or other legitimate reason, you can send in an absentee ballot to have your voice heard.
3. Understand where you can vote.
In the state of Connecticut, voters are grouped into “districts” based on their current address. Each district has its own voting location, so be sure to check your local town offices for more information or find polling stations through an online locator.
4. Know who you can vote for.
During the midterm elections in Connecticut you can vote for the following officials: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Representative, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General, Judge of Probate, and Registrar of Voters.
To see who is running in your town or city, be sure to check out Connecticut’s sample voting ballots online.
Remember, our founding fathers fought for your right to freely vote, so please make your voice heard during the midterm elections! To learn more about how we support our great country, click the button below.