Vote Tuesday! GOP, Democratic Primaries Set For Aug. 14

Here's all the information you need to know about the Connecticut political primaries on Tuesday, including poll information, candidates and campaign party locations.

Registered Republicans and Democrats in Connecticut can vote in primaries in their respective parties on Tuesday, Aug. 14, for candidates running in state and federal elections.

Polls open across the state at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Residents will vote at their normal polling places, which are: Cross Street School, Andrew Avenue School, Western School, Central Avenue School, Maple Hill School, Naugatuck Senior Center, Oak Terrace, City Hill Middle School and Western School.

While registered voters can't switch their party affiliation at this point, unaffiliated or unregistered voters can register by noon today to vote in either primary.

U.S. Senate Primary

All Connecticut residents, either Republicans or Democrats, who vote in Tuesday's primary will choose between two candidates each in their respective parties for the open U.S. Senate race.

This is the seat currently held by U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, a former Democrat-turned-Independent who is retiring.

Click on a candidate's names to see his/her profile. Those without links have not yet responded to Patch's candidate questionnaire.


  • , current congressman from the Fifth District, the party's endorsed candidate and a Cheshire resident.


  • Linda E. McMahon, a former CEO Of WWE, the party's endorsed candidate and Greenwich resident.
  • , former congressman from the 4th Congressional District in Fairfield County and a resident of Bridgeport.

Third Congressional District 

There is no primary in the Third District. Democrat incumbent Rosa DeLauro is running against Republican Wayne Winsley this November.

Where The Candidates Will Gather

The candidates will all rendevouz with their campaign staffs during Tuesday evening at hotels, restaurants and other venues, to watch as the vote returns from the primary are called in.

These campaign gatherings happen around the time the polls close, at 8 p.m., and supporters and local reporters will likely show up too.

Here’s a breakdown on where each candidate is expected to be after the votes are called in:

U.S. Senate

  • Murphy Campaign: Omni Hotel, 155 Temple St., New Haven
  • Bysiewicz Campaign: Mattabesett Canoe Club, 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown (Bysiewicz expected to address supporters at 8:30 p.m.)
  • McMahon Campaign: Hilton Stamford Hotel, 1 Stamford Place, Stamford
  • Shays Campaign: Campaign Headquarters, 2013 Main St., Stratford

Editor's Note: Every candidate was asked to complete a questionnaire, which we've linked to in this article. Not every candidate completed one.

Paul Singley August 13, 2012 at 03:04 PM
For anyone wondering where to vote, you can look here: http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
brutus August 13, 2012 at 05:17 PM
went to the site and it can't find my info for some reason. are the primaries being held in our usual voting locations, or is there one place for the whole town?
Paul Singley August 13, 2012 at 06:48 PM
No they are being held at the normal locations. Sorry the link didn't work for you.
MaryLou November 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Paul, the link work just fine. Thanks


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