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Article Published August 4, 2020

Party Voters in Branford and North Branford Can Participate in Presidential Primary on Aug. 11

By Staff report

Registered Democrats and Republicans in Branford and North Branford can cast their votes for their preferred Presidential candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the party primaries. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. People can also vote via absentee ballots thanks to a drop box located at the front of each town hall.

The primary is open only to registered Republicans or Democrats. Thursday, Aug. 6 is the deadline for new or unaffiliated voters to register to vote via the absentee ballots. New voters choosing to vote in person can register up until noon on Monday, Aug. 10. Those unsure of their party affiliation or seeking information on registering can call their registrars of voters (listed below).

Registered Democrats can cast a vote for Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, or uncommitted in the Presidential race.

Registered Republicans’ choices are Donald Trump, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, or uncommitted for the presidential race.

Those voting in person should report to their appropriate polling place, listed below.

Absentee ballots are available from each Town Clerk’s Office; each town’s information is listed below. Voters may also download an absentee ballot application from the secretary of the state website www.sots.ct.gov. Absentee ballots may be returned by mail or at the drop box in front of their town hall.

Branford Polling Information

Some Branford polling locations have changed due to the pandemic for the Aug. 11 primary. The following locations apply:

Districts 1 and 5: The Community House, 46 Church Street

Districts 2, 3, and 7: St. Therese Church Hall, 105 Leetes Island Road

Districts 4 and 6: The Main Firehouse, 45 North Main Street

For registration information, contact the Registrar of Voters Office at www.branford-ct.gov/departments/registrar-voters or 203-483-3998.

For absentee ballot information, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at www.branford-ct.gov/departments/town-clerk or 203-315-0678 or visit www.sots.ct.gov.

North Branford Polling Information

North Branford District 1 voters poll at Jerome Harrison Elementary School, 354 Foxon Road/Route 80. District 2 voters poll at the Stanley T. Williams Community Center, 1332 Middletown Avenue/ Route 17.

For registration information, contact the Registrar of Voters Office at www.townofnorthbranfordct.com or 203-484-1033.

For absentee ballot information, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at www.townofnorthbranfordct.com or 203-484-6015 or visit www.sots.ct.gov.