FIVE EASY STEPS FOR VOTING IN THE 2020 PRIMARIES!

Protect Yourself. Protect Your Vote!

 

  • 2) You can vote using an absentee ballot, if you fear contacting COVID as a reason! You must complete the application and mail it back ASAP. Then, a ballot will be mailed directly to you. Finally, you can mail the ballot back – OR you can drop it off at one of the drop boxes which will be located outside the Town Clerk’s office.

 

  • 3) REMEMBER: Never allow anyone to pressure you to vote using an Absentee Ballot! In Bridgeport, we have a huge problem with political campaigns targeting and manipulating voters to use ABs as a way to rig elections. Only a family member or your designee are allowed to help you complete and mail your ballot. It is illegal for someone working on behalf of a campaign or party to take your ballot from you!

 

  • 4) Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 11th! Polls will also be open on Election Day from 6:00am – 8:00pm. Face masks, social distancing, and other protections will be required. Please leave a lot of time if you’re planning to vote in person to anticipate longer lines.

 

  • 5) Voters registered with a political party will cast votes for President, US House of Representative, State Senate, State Representative, and Registrar of Voters. We will post sample ballots as soon as they are available! For more information about the 2020 Elections, check out our FAQs below!

 

✨ When can I vote & who will I be voting for?

Tuesday, August 11th is Primary Election Day!

  • Primary elections are ONLY for voters who are registered with a political party. If you’re not a Democrat or Republican, you have to wait until the General Election on Tuesday, November 3rd to vote. The winner of the primaries face each other on the November ballot.
  • This year, Bridgeport voters in some districts will select their Presidential candidate, State Senate candidate, and State Rep. candidate during the Primary Election.

The Democratic Primary candidates are:

State Senate District #22, Assembly District #126:
Assembly District #126:
  • President: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard
  • State Rep: Charlie Stallworth, Tony Barr
State Senate District #22, Assembly District #130
  • President: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard
  • State Senate: Marcus Brown, Marilyn Moore
  • State Rep: Antonio Felipe, Kelvin Ayala
State Senate District #22
  • President: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard
  • State Senate: Marcus Brown, Marilyn Moore
Assembly District #130
  • President: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard
  • State Rep: Antonio Felipe, Kelvin Ayala
All other State Senate & Assembly Districts
  • President: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tusli Gabbard
[There are NO Democratic primary races this year for U.S House of Representative, State Senate District #23, Assembly Districts #124, #127, #128, #129]

The Republican primary candidates in Bridgeport are:
Assembly District #128:
  • President: Donald Trump, Rocky De La Fuente
  • State Rep: Joseph Borges, Ethan Book
All other Assembly Districts:
  • President: Donald Trump, Rocky De La Fuente
[There are NO Republican primary races this year for U.S House of Representative, State Senate Districts 22 and 23, Assembly Districts #124, #126, #127, #129, #130]

✨ What will my ballot look like?

✨Who will I be voting for in the Democratic Presidential Primary?

The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses will be a series of electoral contests organized by the Democratic Party to select the approximately 3,979 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Convention will be held Mon, August 17, 2020 – Thu, Aug 20, virtually.

The Democratic Party will, from its group of party leaders and elected officials, also appoint 771 unpledged delegates (superdelegates) to participate in its national convention. In contrast to all previous election cycles since superdelegates were introduced in 1984, superdelegates will no longer have the right to cast decisive votes at the convention’s first ballot for the presidential nomination. They will be allowed to cast non-decisive votes if a candidate has clinched the nomination before the first ballot, or decisive votes on subsequent ballots in a contested convention.

As of April 8, 2020, there are 3 major candidates on the ballot on Connecticut, seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. They are:

✨Who will I be voting for in the Republican Presidential Primary?

The 2020 Republican Party presidential primaries and caucuses will be a series of elections taking place in many U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. These events will elect most of the 2,550 delegates to send to the Republican National Convention. Delegates to the national convention may otherwise be elected by the respective state party organizations. The delegates to the national convention will vote, by ballot, to select the Republican Party’s nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 election, where the majority will be bound by the results of their respective state contests on the first ballot. The delegates also approve the party platform and vice-presidential nominee.

The Republican National Convention will be held Mon, Aug 24, 2020 – Thu, Aug 27, 2020 in Florida.

In February 2019, the Republican National Committee voted to provide undivided support to Donald Trump. Several states have decided to cancel their primaries and caucuses.

The two major Republican candidates on the Connecticut ballot are:

✨ I don't know what districts I live in. How can I find this information?

You can locate your state and local voting districts by using the local maps:

✨ I don't know where to vote. How can I find this information?

You can check your voter registration and polling location here: http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

✨ 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

✨ How will I know who to vote for?

FaithActs for Education publishes an online voter guide, featuring candidate profiles and interviews, ahead of every election. We will link to it when it is available!

Some candidates will participate in our citywide candidate forums we will organize before the Primary Elections in August. We’ll post more information when it is available!

✨ I am not registered to vote in Bridgeport. Can I still register?