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Republican Primary and Special Registration

The Registrar of Voters will open all day, April 10, for those interested in registering to vote in the presidential primary.

On April 24 Connecticut will hold its republican presidential primary election along with nearby Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

The  will be open Tuesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a special enrollment session for voters. All those interested in casting their vote for a republican presidential primary candidate on April 24 must be registered with the Republican Party and can do so this Tuesday.

According to the registrar, mail-in registration/enrollment applications must be post marked by Thursday April 19, 2012. Deadline to register in person is Monday April 23, 2012; a special session for in-person registration will also be held Monday April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Registrar of Voters is normally open to the public Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (You can download voter registration here or attached to this story). 

Please check back for local voting information regarding the April 24 primary.

According to the Washington Post primary tracker, republican presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney is in the lead with more than 600 delegate votes; Rick Santorum, his closest opponent, has more than 200 votes. With 2,286 delegates, the candidate needs 1,144 to win the GOP nomination. Also in the running is Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich.

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Voter Requirements

To register to vote in Connecticut, you must:

Be a United States citizen
Be a resident of a Connecticut town
Be at least 17 years old (you can vote when you turn 18)
Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony and have had your voting rights restored by Registrar.

Registering to Vote 

There are several ways to register to vote. The easiest way is to print and complete the online State of Connecticut Mail-In Voter Registration form, then mail it to the Registrar of Voters at:

Branford Town Hall
Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 150
Branford CT 06405

Hansa Junchun April 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Only one conservative Republican stands a chance against Obama, and that is Ron Paul. He is honest and has the highest favorable ratings of any candidate. Plus he gets more donations from active military personnel than all other candidates combined! What do our troops know that the rest of America doesn't? Find out by voting for Ron Paul.
Bill Fasula April 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM
No conservative Republican stands a chance against Obama, especially Ron Paul. It's time to move more to the center. Romney is the only centrist candidate, not even Obama who is a a radical leftist.

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