Statewide Primaries Slated for Aug. 9

Registered Democrats and Republicans can vote on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in primaries for candidates for the U.S. Senate, secretary of the state, state treasurer, and Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District.

Voting will take place at Samuel Staples Elementary School from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Absentee ballot applications are available in the town clerks’ office. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Aug. 8. Absentee ballots must be received by the town clerk by Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. at the close of polls, according to the town clerk’s office.

There are three Republican candidates vying to become the party’s candidate to run against incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in November:

Themis Klarides

Leora R. Levy

Peter Lumaj

There are two Republicans vying to run as the party’s candidate against incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Jim Himes for Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District seat:

Jayme Stevenson

Michael Ted Goldstein

There are two Democrats competing in the primary for secretary of the state:

Stephanie Thomas

Maritza Bond

There are two Republicans  competing in the primary for secretary of the state:

Dominic Rapini

Terrie E. Wood

There are three Democrats running in the primary for the office of the state treasurer:

Erick Russell

Dita Bhargava

Karen DuBois-Walton

Primary winners will face their challengers in the  general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. For a list of statewide primary ballots, including Easton’s, visit the Office of the Secretary of State’s website.

A sample ballot for the Democratic primary can be viewed here

A sample ballot for the Republican primary can be viewed here

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