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Republican and Democratic Presidential Primaries April 2

The Republican and Democratic primary elections for U.S. President will be held April 2, 2024. Voters must be enrolled in either party to participate in that party’s primary. 

In-Person voting on April 2 will be from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in three polling places – District 1 voting at New Canaan High School; Districts 2 and 3 voting at Saxe Middle School; and Districts 4, 5 and 6 voting at East School. Polling place parking and entrances will be posted at each school.

For Absentee Voting, ballots will be available from the Town Clerk, Claudia Weber, beginning March 12. For complete Information on the Absentee process, contact the Town Clerk at 203-594-3070.

Seventeen-year-olds may register and vote in the Primary if they will have attained the age of 18 by November 5, 2024. The deadline for registering or enrolling in a party for the primary is 12 noon, Monday April 1, 2024. Applicants may register or enroll in person, by mail or by using the State Voter Registration website, . This site allows voters to also verify their status, party enrollment, and address, and to update any information.

Those not registered, but wishing to use the Early Voting System, may do so if they file their Voter Registration Application and Enrollment in the party holding a Primary by noon on the day before they want to early-vote. For more information about Early Voting, click here.

The deadline for unaffiliated voters to enroll in a party is Monday, March 25, at 12 noon, but they may not vote early, and must vote in person on Primary Day April 2. 

The overall deadline for registering or enrolling with the Registrars or Town Clerk in order to vote in person is Monday, April 1, 2024.

The Secretary of State has certified the list and order of the candidates on the Primary Ballots.

  • Republican Party candidates are Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, and Ryan Binkley.
  • Democratic Party candidates are Marianne Williamson, Dean Phillips, Cenk Uygur, and Joe Biden.

Call the Registrars of Voters, 203-594-3060 with any questions.