The gap between Democratic and Republican voters in Simsbury is the closest it has ever been, according to the Registrar of Voters.
Following recent efforts to register more Simsbury voters before Election Day on Nov. 6, the Registrar of Voters has registered an additional 700 new voters since Sept. 1. The registrar's office held a special voter registration session last Saturday and the deadline for mail-in registration was yesterday.
Simsbury residents have until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to register in-person at town hall.
Special exceptions will be made for individuals who turn 18-years-old between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 and new residents who have closed on a property or signed a rental agreement between those dates. Residents who fall in these categories can register in-person at town hall
A tally of registered voters on Tuesday showed the highest number of Simsbury residents registered as Unaffiliated and the second highest group was Republican.District Democratic Republican Unaffiliated Other Total 01 1423 1605 1848 24 4900 02 1566 1624 1857 29 5076 03 1101 1353 1340 24 3818 04 721 684 847 10 2262 Total 4811 5266 5892 87 16056
"The gap between Democrats and Republicans has never been smaller," Democratic Registrar of Voters Karen Cortes said. "We're following right along with the state trend."
The most recent tally showed a difference of 455 between Democrats and Republicans.
In-person registration can be completed Tuesday of this week through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Once residents have registered they will receive a confirmation notice that includes their polling location.
Simsbury polling locations are as follows:
- Henry James Memorial School - District #1
- Latimer Lane School - District #2
- Tootin Hills School - District #3
- Tariffville School - District #4
Absentee ballot applications are available on the town website. For more information about voter registration, polling locations, or absentee voting visit the Registrar of Voters website.