It’s Primary Day in Connecticut, Here’s What You Need to Know
Today (August 14) is Primary Day here in Connecticut, and that means voters will be heading to the polls to select the candidates they would like to see on the ballot in November.
It's being billed as the most important election of our lifetime, and in both the Republican and Democratic primary's, voter's will get to select candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Senate, Congress, State Comptroller, Treasurer and Attorney General.
On the Republican side, all eyes in Danbury will be watching Mayor Mark Boughton who is the Republican Party's endorsed candidate for governor. Boughton is involved in a five way race that includes challenges from Timothy Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, Bob Stefanowski and David Stemerman. Lieutenant governor is a three-way race among Joe Markley, Jayme Stevenson and Erin Stewart.
On the Democratic side Ned Lamont is facing a challenge from Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, the winner will be the party's candidate for governor this November. Susan Bysiewicz, a longtime fixture in Connecticut politics, is facing a primary challenge from Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, both vying for Lieutenant governor.
The polls will be open today from 6 am until 8 pm, and remember since it is a primary, you can only vote for the party your registered to.
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