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. Senate:

Chris Murphy, Democratic Party
Matthew Corey, Republican Party
Chris Murphy, Working Families Party
Richard Lion, Libertarian Party
Jeff Russell, Green Party

U.S. Congress, 4th District:

Jim Himes, Democratic Party
Harry Arora, Republican Party
Harry Arora, Independent Party

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 Treasurer: 

Shawn Wooden, Democratic Party
Thad Gray, Republican Party
Shawn Wooden, Working Families Party
Thad Gray, Independent Party
Jesse Brohinsky, Libertarian Party

Comptroller:

Kevin Lembo, Democratic Party
Kurt Miller, Republican Party
Kevin Lembo, Working Families Party
Kurt Miller, Independent Party
Paul Passarelli, Libertarian Party
Edward Heflin, Green Party

Attorney General:

William Tong, Democratic Party
Sue Hatfield, Republican Party
William Tong, Working Families Party
Sue Hatfield, Independent Party
Peter Goselin, Green Party

State Senate, 22nd District (parts of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Monroe)

Senator Marilyn Moore, Democratic Party
Rich Deecken, Republican Party
Marilyn Moore, Working Families Party
Rich Deecken, Independent Party

State Senate, 23rd District (Bridgeport)

Dennis Bradley, Democratic Party
John Rodriguez, Republican Party

State Representative, 124th District (East End)

Andre F Baker Jr., Democratic Party
Jose L Quiroga, Republican Party

State Representative, 126th District (North End)

Charlie Stallworth, Democratic Party
Manuel Bataguas, Republican Party
State Representative, 127th District (North End)

Jack Hennessy, Democratic Party
Peter Perillo, Republican Party

State Representative, 128th District (Hollow, East Side)

Christopher Rosario, Democratic Party
Ethan Book, Republican Party

State Representative 129th District (West End)

Steve Stafstrom, Democratic Party
Vallorie Clark, Republican Party

State Representative, 130th District (South End, East Side)

Ezequiel Santiago, Democratic Party
Terry A Sullivan, Republican Party

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?