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Notification of Upcoming Important Election Dates

Notification of Upcoming Important Election Dates

From the BOW Registrars of Voters

The Woodbridge, Bethany and Orange Registrars of Voters announce important voting dates. The Democratic and Republican Presidential Preference Primaries will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Amity referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Polls are open from 6:00am until 8:00pm for each election.

Primary: To vote in the Republican or Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, electors must be registered in that party. Changing affiliation from “Unaffiliated” to Democratic or Republican may be completed in person until noon on Monday, April 25, 2016. Electors may determine their party status by calling their Registrar of Voters or their Town Clerk.

Seventeens: Electors who are seventeen (17) and registered in the Republican or Democratic Party may vote in the primary if they will turn eighteen (18) by the presidential election on November 8th.

Absentee Ballots: Applications for absentee ballots should be made through the Town Clerk’s office. You may also download an application from the Secretary of the State’s website: click on “Elections and Voting”, then “Absentee Ballot Application”. Ballots will be available starting April 5th.

Primary Enrollment Session: April 12, 2016 Registrar of Voters office will be open as required by law for a special registration session: Woodbridge and Orange: 4pm-6pm, Bethany 12-2pm.

Mail-in and On-line Registration Deadline: Mail-in and on-line registration applications for the Primary must be postmarked by Thursday, April 21st.

In-Person Registration Deadline for new voters: New voters must file a voter registration application with their Registrar of Voters by 12noon on Monday, April 25th.

The Town Clerk’s Office is available to register voters and for absentee ballots Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Woodbridge and Orange. Bethany’s hours are 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday and Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

For more information regarding Elections, please see your town website.

Questions regarding Elections call:

Bethany Registrars: 203-393-2100, ext. 121

Orange Registrars: 203-891-4715, 4716

Woodbridge Registrars: 203-389-3408, 3409

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