September 27, 2022

CT Primary is Today, Polls Open in Lyme, Old Lyme 6am-8pm

LYME/OLD LYME — Connecticut’s Primary is being held tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 9. Only registered Democrats can vote in the Democratic Primary and registered Republicans in the Republican Primary. Unaffiliated and minor party voters may not vote in either Primary.

View a sample Democratic ballot for Lyme residents here.

View a sample Republican ballot for Lyme residents here.

View sample Democratic and Republican ballots for Old Lyme residents here.

IN-PERSON VOTING
For LYME Residents

For voters who prefer to vote in person, the polls at Lyme Town Hall will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For OLD LYME Residents

For voters who prefer to vote in person, the polls at the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School gymnasium, 53 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CANDIDATES ON THE REPUBLICAN BALLOT IN LYME & OLD LYME

UNITED STATES SENATOR: 
Themis Klarides, Madison, CT
Leora R. Levy, Greenwich, CT
Peter Lumaj, Fairfield, CT

SECRETARY OF THE STATE: 
Dominic Rapini, Branford, CT
Brock Weber, Wolcott, CT — NOW WITHDRAWN
Terrie E. Wood, Darien, CT

CANDIDATES ON THE DEMOCRATIC BALLOT IN LYME & OLD LYME

SECRETARY OF THE STATE:
Stephanie Thomas, Norwalk, CT
Maritza Bond, New Haven, CT

TREASURER: 
Erick Russell, New Haven, CT
Dita Bhargava, Greenwich, CT
Karen DuBois-Walton, New Haven, CT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS

To return your absentee ballot:

The official Ballot Box outside Lyme Town Hall. Photo courtesy of the Town of Lyme website.

For LYME Residents — three options

  • Walk into Lyme Town Hall and hand it to the Town Clerk before close of business on Aug. 8.
  • Mail it using the U.S. Postal Service. Ballots returned by mail must be received by the Town Clerk by 8 p.m. on Aug. 9.
  • Insert it in the Official Ballot Drop Box located on the edge of the sidewalk at Lyme Town Hall by 8 p.m. on Aug. 9. (See photo at left.)

Do not return your ballot via the mail slot in the door of Lyme Town Hall.

Note that the Official Ballot Drop Box is for completed ballots only.  No other material should be deposited in the drop box.  You should only deposit your ballot in the Town of Lyme drop box if you are a resident of Lyme.  Do not drop your ballot in the drop box of any other town.

Voters who have questions on absentee voting are welcome to contact the Lyme Town Clerk at 860-434-7733 during regular business hours.

The official Ballot Box outside Old Lyme Town Hall. Photo courtesy of the Old Lyme Selectman’s Office.

For OLD LYME Residents – three options

To return your absentee ballot:

  • Walk into Old Lyme Town Hall and hand it to the clerk at the front desk.
  • Mail it using the U.S. Postal Service. Ballots returned by mail must be received by the Town Clerk by 8 p.m. on Aug. 9.
  • Insert it in the Official Ballot Drop Box located in front of the Old Lyme Town Hall (see photo at right) by 8 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Do not return your ballot via the mail slot in the door of Old Lyme Town Hall.

Note that the Official Ballot Drop Box is for completed ballots only. No other material should be deposited in the drop box. You should only deposit your ballot in the Town of Old Lyme drop box if you are a voter of Old Lyme.  Do not drop your ballot in the drop box of any other town.

Voters who have questions on absentee voting are welcome to contact the Old Lyme Town Clerk at 860-434-1605 x 220 and x 221 during regular business hours.

Editor’s Note: The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization in existence for over 100 years.  All genders are welcome to join. For more information, visit: https://my.lwv.org/connecticut/lwv-southeastern-connecticut

Comments

  1. Charlotte Scot says

    2544 registered Old Lyme voters, myself included, will not be permitted to vote on Tuesday. This is because we choose to be unaffiliated, rather than to swear allegiance to the Republicans or Democrats. I have strong feelings about both political parties and the feelings are not good.
    I find it ironic that the plurality of voters in our town prefers to be affiliated with “no party” instead of aligning with one of the choices. So why, one might ask, do the Republicans and Democrats get to make all the rules?
    I am often reminded that I can register with a party, vote, then unregister. Why should I have to do this? Maybe Republicans and Democrats should unregister and then EVERYONE can vote like in a Democracy.
    Voting is terribly important. I urge all who are eligible to head to the polls on Tuesday.