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✨ In 2021, when will I vote & who will I be voting for?
Tuesday, September 14th is Primary Day. Tuesday, November 2nd is Election Day!
- In the 2021 Primaries, Democratic Voters in the 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, and 139th Districts will vote for City Council Candidates! [there are NO primaries in the 130th and 134th districts]
- In the 2021 Primaries, Republican Voters will vote for citywide Board of Education and City Sheriff candidates.
- See Democratic sample ballots here
- See Republican sample ballots here
- Democratic voters will choose 2 people for City Council from your district.
- Republican voters can vote for up to 3 candidates for Board of Education and up to 3 candidates for City Sheriff.
✨ 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'm still worried about COVID-19. Can I use an absentee ballot to vote?
Yes! In 2021, you can still use the COVID-19 pandemic as a legal excuse for needing an absentee ballot to vote. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to use an absentee ballot:
- Click here to download the absentee ballot application in English or in Spanish
- Fill it out and mail it or bring it to Bridgeport’s Town Clerk, City Hall Room 122 , 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport, CT 06604
- Wait to receive your absentee ballot in the mail
- Complete your absentee ballot in the privacy of your home
- Do not let anyone touch or take your absentee ballot
- Mail your absentee ballot back to Bridgeport’s Town Clerk or put it in one of Bridgeport’s secure ballot drop boxes.
Absentee Ballot drop boxes are located at:
- Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport
- City Hall 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport
- Fire House #10 950 Boston Avenue
- Fire House, 245 Ocean Terrace
Ballots must be deposited in the secure drop box no later than 8 p.m. on September 14, 2021.
✨ How will I know who to vote for as a Democrat?
Democratic Primary for City Council, Board of Education, and City Sheriff: Tues., Sept 14th:
- 130th and 134th Districts: No primaries. Voters who live in those districts will not vote on Tues, Sept. 14th
- 131st, 132nd, 133rd, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, and 139th Districts: See Sample Ballots below
✨ How will I know who to vote for as a Republican?
Republican Primary for City Council, Board of Education, and City Sheriff: Tues., Sept 14th:
- All Districts: See sample ballots below
✨ What are my voting rights?
The ACLU of Connecticut has a few easy-to-use resources that might come in handy the next time you need quick access to information about your constitutional rights around voting! Click here to Know Your Rights!
✨ I am not registered to vote in Bridgeport. Can I still register?
- You can register to 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 until October 27th 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. During a Primary Election, only voters who are not registered with a party may register to vote 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/
💥 The 2020 Election Results! 💥
In 2020, Bridgeport voters showed up! For Bridgeport election results, you can visit the Secretary of State’s Election Night Reporting website!
Here are some quick statistics:
- Registered voters: 77,560 (the largest electorate in the state)
- Number of voters who voted: 55,551
- Number of Absentee Ballots: 13,508
- Number of Absentee Ballots counted: 13,137
- Election Day Registration: 668
- Voter Turnout: 71.62%