EAST HAVEN, CT — Voters in East Haven will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the 2020 general election.
In addition to the presidential and congressional races, all state House of Representative and Senate seats are up for grabs. Voting will be different this year thanks to a law which allows absentee ballot voting for all voters in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
There are several ways residents can vote:
The Secretary of the State office has mailed absentee ballot applications to all active registered voters in the state. Voters can also download the application online.
Those who want an absentee ballot will have to fill out the application and select a reason for requesting one. All voters are eligible to check the top box that lists "COVID-19" as a reason for requesting an absentee ballot.
Applications then need to be sent to the voter's local town clerk office. They can be dropped in the secure drop-off box in front of town hall, hand-delivered in person to the office or mailed in.
The processed applications were sent beginning Oct. 2.
The East Haven Town Clerk has stepped up to help voters by adding additional hours:
The East Haven Town Clerk’s Office will be open until 7:00 P.M. for the sole purpose of issuing absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election on the following days: Wednesday October 21, and Wednesday October 28. The office will also be open Saturday October 31 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. as well for issuing absentee ballots. You will be able to either complete the ballot in the office or take it with you and either mail it back to office or use the ballot drop box located in the front of Town Hall. If you have any questions please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 203-468-3201.
Ballots must be completely filled out according to the accompanied instructions, including signing the inner envelope. Ballots may be placed in the secure, official drop-off box in front of Town Hall, or mailed in.
Ballots must be received by the close of polls in order to count.
Voting on Election Day
Polls in Connecticut are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can use the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place.
Regular voter registration must be received or postmarked by the 7th day before Election Day. Registration can be done in person with the local registrar of voters office by the 7th day before an election.
Connecticut also allows for Election Day registration at designated centers in each town. People must be registered by 8 p.m. in order to vote using Election Day registration.
For questions about voting in East Haven, contact the at Town Clerk Stacey Gravino's office at 203-468-3201 or visit the informative website here.
The following are the key contested races that will be on the ballot for Madison voters:
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (Democrat)
Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican) - Incumbent
Jo Jorgensen and Chip Cohen (Libertarian)
Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker (Green Party)
U.S. House District 3
Rosa DeLauro (Democrat) - Incumbent
Margaret Streicker (Republican)
Justin C. Paglino (Green Party)
Local State Senate Race
24th Senatorial District
April Capone (Democrat)
Paul Cicarella (Republican)
Local State Representative Race
Roland Lemar (Democrat) - Incumbent
Eric Mastroianni (Republican)
Joe Zullo (Republican) - Incumbent
Registrar of Voters
Al Fucci (Democrat)
Donna C. Norman (Republican)