NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The polls will be open today in 21 Connecticut cities and towns for voters to pick candidates for the November general election.
Voting continues until 8:00 p.m. tonight.
Depending on the town, voters will be picking candidates for a number of municipal officers, ranging from mayor to selectman, alderman and planning and zoning commission.
In the city of New Haven, Democratic voters will be picking among primary candidates for the office of mayor, something they haven't had to do very often. Incumbent Mayor John DeStefano is not running for re-election.
State Senator Toni Harp, former city official Henry Fernandez, high school principal Kermit Carolina, and Alderman Justin Elicker are all hoping to win, If Harp wins the primary, the other three say they'll run in the general election.
“Anyone who wants a say in the future direction of their community in these tough times should make sure they cast a ballot,” Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said in a statement.
If you're not sure where to vote, go to your city/town hall, or check the Secretary of the State’s website at www.sots.ct.gov.
"We have our phone and email hotline up and running should any voter encounter a problem at the polls," a statement from Merrill said. "Make sure your voice is heard and that you exercise your right to choose the future leaders of your community.”
Here is a list of the towns holding primaries, the party voting, and the races having primaries.
Bethel - R - First Selectman, Selectman, Police Commission
Bozrah - D - Town Clerk
Bridgeport - D - Common Council Districts 132-1, 132-2, 135-1, 135-2, 135-3, 136-1, 136-2, 136-3, 137-1, 137-2, Board of Education
Cromwell - R - Town Council
East Haven - D - Mayor, Town Council Districts 1-5, Bd of Ed, Bd of Finance
Enfield - R - Councilman at Large
Haddam - R, D - Town Clerk
Killingworth - R - First Selectman, Selectman, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, P&Z Comm, ZBA Fire Comm,
Reg. Bd of Ed-2yr. Vacancy
Lisbon - R - Board of Education
Middletown - D - P & Z Comm
Milford - D - Board of Education
New Haven - D - Mayor, City Clerk, Alderman districts 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27
North Haven - D - Selectman
Norwalk - D - Mayor
Norwich - D - Mayor
Sherman - D - Selectman
South Windsor - R - Town Council
Stratford D Mayor, Council 3
Stamford - D - Mayor , Board of Representatives Districts 6, 13
Stamford - R - Board of Representatives districts 13, 18
Torrington - D - Mayor
West Haven - D - Mayor, Treasurer, Tax Collector, Bd of Ed, Bd of Assessment Appeals, Council at Large, Council districts 1-10
Woodbury - R - First Selectman
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The president of Poland is urging Connecticut officials to not impose the death penalty on a former Trumbull man convicted of murder in the deaths of a Bridgeport woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford man.
Freezing drizzle and below freezing temperatures are making for a slow and dangerous commute this morning.
A multi-vehicle crash closed part of Interstate 95 in southwestern Connecticut for about two hours as road conditions turned slippery with the arrival of a wintry storm.
I-91 Northbound is closed in Cromwell because of a tractor trailer accident.
A New York man has been charged with attempted assault against two Waterbury police officers who tried to stop him after a home invasion and robbery.
A 72-year-old homeowner has died following a house fire that injured five others, including four firefighters.
Lawmakers in Connecticut and New York are calling on the Federal Railroad Administration to take immediate action to try and prevent another deadly train crash like the one that happened last weekend in New York City.