Election 2022

Election 2022

The stakes are high for community nonprofits this election season. On November 8, Connecticut will hold elections for all statewide constitutional offices, the legislature as well as federal representation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. These officials will shape state and federal policy for the coming years.

Election related activities are part of a larger continuum of civic engagement for many in the nonprofit community. By engaging voters and candidates this election season, nonprofits will further their missions, have a positive impact on communities, build relationships with potential and current elected officials, and increase the general understanding of policy issues important to community nonprofits.

2022 Primary Election Candidates

Primaries are open to all registered voters enrolled in the political party. If you are a Democrat, you only will vote in the Democratic primary; if you are a Republican, you will vote in the Republican primary. If you are not affiliated with either party, you are not eligible to vote in the primary. Because there are statewide primaries in both parties there will be primary elections for both parties in each town. You vote at your normal polling place, but that may have changed recently due to redistricting, so double check.

2022 LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRES

Nonprofit Online Voter Registration Link

An easy way to get people to register to vote is to direct them to the online voter registration website. By using this link, we can track how many people registered to vote through nonprofit voter engagement events and activities at the conclusion of the election. 

Important Election Dates

July 19

Absentee Ballots Available for Primary Election (applications upon request to town clerks)

August 9

Primary Election Day

September 15

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

Secretary of the State (University of Hartford, Lincoln Theater, West Hartford, CT), moderated by Walter Smith Randolph

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

September 20

National Voter Registration Day

September 22

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

1st Congressional District (Manchester Community College, SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium, Manchester, CT), moderated by Ray Hardman

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

September 29

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

2nd Congressional District (Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center Concert Hall, Willimantic, CT), moderated by Catherine Shen

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

October 6

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

3rd Congressional District (Gateway Community College, Curan Community Center, New Haven, CT), moderated by Lisa Hagen

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

October 7

Absentee Ballots Available for General Election (applications upon request to town clerks)

October 12

Candidate Forum

3:00pm-7:00pm

2022 Candidates’ Forum on Disability Issues (Sheraton Rocky Hill Hotel or via Zoom), hosted by Diane Smith

Sponsored by: Arc of Connecticut, CT Cross-Disability Lifespan Alliance, CT State Independent Living Council, Disability Rights Connecticut, University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Registration link coming soon.

October 13

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

4th Congressional District (Norwalk Community College, David Levinson Theater, Norwalk, CT), moderated by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

October 20

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

5th Congressional District (Central Connecticut State University, Torp Theatre, New Britain, CT), moderated by Frankie Graziano

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

October 25

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

Governor (Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville)

Sponsored by CCM, Channel 8, WTNH-TV. Click here for more information.

October 25

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

United States Senate (Fairfield University, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT), moderated by John Henry Smith

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

October 27

Candidate Debate

8:00pm

Governor (Fairfield University, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT), moderated by Lucy Nalpathanchil.

Sponsored by: CT Public, CT League of Women Voters. Click here for more information.

 

November 1

General Election Voter Registration Deadline

November 8

General Election Day

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