2020 ELECTION FAQs

Welcome to Bridgeport’s 2020 Elections! Here’s a list of FAQs:

 

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

Tuesday, March 3rd: Democratic Town Committee Election

  • 90 Members are elected, 9 per City Council District
  • City Council Districts are 130th, 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, and 139th
  • This year, there is only one election in the 132nd District
  • The Democratic Town Committee endorses and raises money for candidates for local office
  • For more information, please visit Town Committee Election Day
  • Polls are open 6:00am – 8:00pm 

 

Tuesday, August 11th: Presidential Primary Election

  • Presidential Candidates for each party will be elected
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is highly recommended that people who qualify vote using an Absentee Ballot.
  • Polls are open 6:00am – 8:00pm

 

Tuesday, August 11th: State & Local Primary Election

  • Candidates from each party will be elected for the following positions:
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives; 4th Congressional District
  • State Senate; 22nd & 23rd Districts
  • State Representative; 124th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 129th, 130th Districts
  • Registrar of Voters; Republican & Democrat
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is highly recommended that people who qualify vote using an Absentee Ballot.
  • Polls are open 6:00am – 8:00pm

 

Tuesday, November 3rd: General Election

  • Candidates will be elected for the following positions:
    • President
    • Vice-President
    • U.S. Senate
    • U.S. House of Representatives; 4th Congressional District
    • State Senate; 22nd & 23rd Districts
    • State Representative; 124th, 126th, 127th, 128th, 129th, 130th Districts
    • Registrar of Voters; Republican & Democrat
    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is highly recommended that people who qualify vote using an Absentee Ballot.
    • Polls are open 6:00am – 8:00pm

✨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, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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 2 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 Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 three major candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination are:

✨ Will there be anything else on the ballot?

Unknown at this time.

✨ 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?