17-year-olds eligible to vote in primaries
Published 1:45 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Seventeen-year-olds who will turn 18 on or before Nov. 6 will be eligible to vote in both the April 24 presidential primary and the Aug. 14 state primary, the Westport Registrars of Voters office announced this week.
Seventeen-year-olds wishing to pre-register for primary voting may do so until the following deadlines:
- April 24 Presidential Primary
By mail: Registration by new voters must be postmarked by April 19.
Voters can alternatively register in person at the registrars' office by noon on April 23.
The April primary is expected to include only a Republican primary, according to the Registrars of Voters Office. Accordingly, only residents who register as Republicans will be eligible to vote.
- Aug. 14 State Primary
By mail: Registration by new voters must be postmarked by Aug. 9.
Voters can alternatively register in person at the registrars' office at noon on Aug. 13.
The August primary is expected to be a dual party primary, the Registrars of Voters statement said. Seventeen-year-olds registering to vote as a Republican or a Democrat will be eligible to vote in their respective party's primary.
Registration forms can be obtained from the Registrars of Voters Office in Room 107 of Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.
The forms can alternatively be downloaded from the Secretary of the State's website, www.ct.gov/sots.