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2018 GENERAL ELECTION FAQs
Welcome to Bridgeport’s General Election Day! Here’s a list of FAQs:
✨ When can I vote?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Polls are open 6:00am – 8:00pm. Bridgeport Public Schools are closed.
✨ Who will I be voting for?
You will vote for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Governor, Lt. Governor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, State Representative, State Senator, Judge of Probate, and Registrar of Voters.
Here’s who is on the ballot for Bridgeport: (candidates websites provided where available)
U.S. Congress, 4th District:
Governor and Lt. Governor:
Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz, Democratic Party
Bob Stefanowski and Joe Markley, Republican Party
Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz, Working Families Party
Bob Stefanowski and Joe Markley, Independent Party
Rodney Hanscomb and Jeffrey Thibeault, Libertarian Party
Oz Griebel and Monte Frank, Griebel Frank for CT Party
Secretary of the State:
Denise W. Merrill, Democratic Party
Susan Chapman, Republican Party
Denise W Merrill, Working Families Party
Susan Chapman, Independent Party
Heather Lynn Sylvestre Gwynn, Libertarian Party
Mike DeRosa, Green Party
State Senate, 22nd District (parts of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe)
State Senate, 23rd District (Bridgeport)
State Representative, 124th District (East End)
Andre F Baker Jr., Democratic Party
Jose L Quiroga, Republican Party
State Representative, 126th District (North End)
State Representative, 128th District (Hollow, East Side)
State Representative 129th District (West End)
Steve Stafstrom, Democratic Party
Vallorie Clark, Republican Party
State Representative, 130th District (South End, East Side)
Judge of Probate, District 48
Paul Ganim, Democratic Party
Registrar of Voters, Bridgeport
Santa Ayala, Democratic Party
Linda Grace, Republican Party
✨ Will there be anything else on the ballot?
Yes, voters will be asked to vote “YES” or “NO” on two ballot measures.
1) The Connecticut Transportation Revenue Lockbox Amendment:
- A “yes” vote supports this amendment to prohibit lawmakers from using the state transportation fund for anything other than transportation purposes.
- A “no” vote opposes this amendment
2) The Connecticut Legislative Requirements to Transfer State Properties Amendment:
- A “yes” vote supports this amendment to: require a public hearing on bills to authorize the transfer, sale, or disposal of state-owned properties, such as state parks, forests, and conserved lands, to non-state entities and require a two-thirds vote of the Connecticut General Assembly to authorize the transfer, sale, or disposal of land under the control of the state agriculture or environmental protection departments.
- A “no” vote opposes this amendment
✨ I don’t know what districts I live in. How can I find this information?
You can locate your voting districts via the Ballot Ready tool: https://www.ballotready.org/
✨ I don’t know where to vote. How can I find this information?
You can locate your Polling place via the Ballot Ready tool: https://www.ballotready.org/
✨ I am not sure if I am registered to vote. How can I check this information?
You can check your voter registration and polling location here: http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
✨ I do not know anything about any of the candidates who are running. How will I know who to vote for?
You can read about local candidates, their profiles, campaign websites, and their positions on education, by visiting FaithActs for Education‘s online voter guide: https://faithacts.org/voter-guide-2018
✨ I am not registered to vote in Bridgeport. Can I still register?
- The last day to register to vote by mail or online is Tuesday, October 30th. You can vote by mail by downloading, printing, and mailing your registration from here: http://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Register-to-Vote/Voter-Registration-Application-English-and-Spanish
- If you have a state-issued ID, you can register to vote online here: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do
- You can register to vote in person at the Registrar Of Voters Office any day, even on Election Day. The Registrar’s Office is located at Margaret E. Morton Gov. Center, 1st Floor, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: (203) 576-7281
- For more information, please visit https://www.vote.org/state/connecticut/