Today is election day in many states across the country, including right here in Connecticut. There is a lot of voting action happening today. People here in the state will be voting on 31 ballot questions, 1 congressional seat, 5 state executive positions, 220 state legislative seats and 631 school board seats.
Before you head out to the polls, here are a few interestings things you may not know about voting in Connecticut...
1. Connecticut uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
2. Registration is available beginning on the 31st day before a general election or on the 21st day before a primary.
3. Connecticut passed legislation in 2012 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.
4. Connecticut is one of seven states that does not have any form of early voting.
5. Connecticut ranked 6th out of the 50 states in the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Elections Performance Index. The EPI is based off of convenience and integrity of each of the three administrative phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Connecticut received an overall score of 73%.
Read more about today's elections and voting in Connecticut HERE.