Civic Resources

What makes a community powerful? An informed and engaged electorate!

Here you’ll find a rich library of civic information. We are always updating this page, so keep checking back in for additional resources:

VOTER REGISTRATION

Bridgeport Registrar of Voters (Republican & Democrat)
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Voter Registration Forms (Spanish & English)
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Online Voter Registration (Spanish & English)
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Online Voter Registration Lookup (Spanish & English)
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ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

Who needs an Absentee Ballot?

  • Are you an active member of the armed forces of the United States?
  • Will you be out of town during all the hours of voting on Election Day?
  • Does illness prevent you from voting in person on Election Day?
  • Do your religious beliefs prevent you from performing secular activities like voting on Election Day?
  • Will you be performing duties as an election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours of voting on Election Day?
  • Do you have a physical disability that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you need an Absentee Ballot! 

If you answered NO to all of these questions, then you are required by law to vote at your polling location!

In Bridgeport, we have a well-documented problem of Absentee Ballot fraud and abuse in our local elections. If you see something, please say something! You can report Absentee Ballot fraud and/or abuse at the local and state level!

ELECTION INFORMATION

Secretary of State’s Website
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Election Calendar
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Citizens’ Election Program (Public Financing for statewide office)
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State Elections Enforcement Commission (where to file complaints)
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CITY GOVERNMENT

City of Bridgeport Charter & Code of Ordinances
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City of Bridgeport Website
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Mayor Ganim’s Administration
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2017 – 2019 City Council Members
Full List and Contact Information

2017 – 2019 City Council Committees
Full List and Contact Information

2017 – 2019 City Council Meetings
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2017 – 2019 City Council Committee Meetings
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2015 – 2017 Democratic Town Committee
Full List and Contact Information

Republican Town Committee
Website

Board of Education
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2017 – 2019 Board of Education Meetings
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City of Bridgeport Boards & Commissions
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Descriptions of City Boards & Commissions
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Local Election Districts and Other Civic Maps
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STATE GOVERNMENT

Connecticut General Assembly (State Legislature)
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Bridgeport State Representatives 

Bridgeport State Senators

State Election Districts and Other Civic Maps
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HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS

How A Bill Becomes A Law (State Government)
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How A Bill Becomes A Law (Federal Government)
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CIVICS 101 PRESENTATIONS

Civics 101 2018
Day 1 and Day 2

Civics 101 2017
Day 1 and Day 2

2017 Bridgeport Budget and Financials
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2017 Bridgeport School Finance
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2017 Running a Political Campaign
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2017 Bridgeport Planning and Zoning
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