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On Tuesday, voters will choose candidates who will run in the November elections. There are  statewide races for the state’s constitutional officers. Voters in the Fifth Congressional District will also decide who will run for the seat held by retiring representative, Elizabeth Esty.  Republican Party members will also decide on who will challenge U.S. Senator Chris Murphy in November. All those candidates are listed below.

In local towns, party members will decide on who will run for State Legislative districts. More information about those races can be found on the website for the Connecticut Secretary of the State. 

You can see if you are registered to vote and where the polling place is located here.

If you are not currently registered, you can obtain and complete an application for voter registration and deliver the application in person to your Registrar of Voters at your local Town Hall no later 12 Noon on Monday, August 13, 2018. In addition, any application for voter registration from a serviceman and any person out of the country may be received by the Registrars of Voters until 5:00 pm on August 13, 2018.

August 14, 2018 Primary Races

* = Party endorsed candidates

Democratic Primary


*Ned Lamont
Joe Ganim


Lieutenant Governor

*Susan Bysiewicz
Eva Bermudez Zimmerman


Representative in Congress  Fifth District

*Mary Messina Glassman
Jahana Hayes



*Shawn Wooden
Dita Bhargava


Attorney General

*William Tong
Paul R Doyle
Chris Mattei

Republican Primary


*Mark Boughton
Timothy M Herbst
Steve Obsitnik
Bob Stefanowski
David Stemerman


Lieutenant Governor

*Joe Markley
Jayme Stevenson
Erin E Stewart


United States Senator

*Matthew Corey
Dominic Rapini


Representative in Congress  Fifth District

*Manny Santos
Ruby Corby-O’Neill
Richard DuPont



*Kurt Miller
Mark Greenberg



*Thad Gray
Art Linares


Attorney General

*Sue Hatfield
John Shaban

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