WESTPORT — Voting takes place Tuesday to select statewide and congressional candidates for the November election — but only voters registered as Republicans or Democrats are eligible to cast ballots in their respective party’s contests.

Balloting in Westport for both political parties’ primaries will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at all of the town’s usual polling stations. 

For voters unsure of their registration status and where they should cast their ballots, click here.

The deadline has passed for voters currently registered with either of the major political parties to switch their affiliation, but independent registered voters are eligible to enroll in either party until noon Monday, Aug. 8, at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. People who are not registered voters also may enroll with either political party by the same deadline.

Voter registration on Tuesday, however, is not permitted unlike same-day signups allowed for general elections in November.

For details on returning absentee ballots before the polls close Tuesday, click here.


U.S. Senate: Candidates vying for the nomination include, Themis Klarides, former minority leader in the state House of Representatives and party-endorsed contender; Leora Levy, a member of the Republican National Committee, and Peter Lumaj, the unsuccessful  party-endorsed candidate for secretary of the state in 2014.

U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: Contenders include Jayme Stevenson, the party-endorsed candidate and former Darien first selectwoman, and Michael Goldstein, a physician and Greenwich resident.

Secretary of the State: Candidates are Dominic Rapini, an Apple salesman endorsed by the party; Terrie Wood, a state representative from a Norwalk-Darien district, and Brock Weber, aide to New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and political consultant (who has officially withdrawn from the race).


Secretary of the State: Contenders include Stephanie Thomas, the party-endorsed state representative whose district includes parts of Norwalk and Westport, and Maritza Bond, the health director for the city of New Haven.

State Treasurer: Erick Russell, a New Haven lawyer and former vice chairman of the state Democratic Party is the endorsed candidate; Dita Bhargava, an officer in a financial technology company, and Karen Dubois-Walton, chairwoman of the state Board of Education and head of Elm City Communities, New Haven’s housing authority.

For reporting on primary races by CTMirror.org, click on the following links:

Republican Senate race: Who is Themis Klarides? / Who is Leora Levy? / Who is Peter Lumaj? / Donald Trump endorses Leora Levy.

Secretary of the State races: Democrats and Republicans split paths.

Democratic state treasurer race: Three Democrats square off.

For more information about primary voting procedures, call the Westport Town Clerk’s Office at 203-341-1110 or the Westport Registrars of Voters Office at 203-341-1115.