Simsbury Republican, Democratic Registration Gap 'Has Never Been Smaller'

The deadline for in-person registration is noon on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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."

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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.

Robert Kalechman October 24, 2012 at 03:00 PM
It must be noted that the unaffiliated voters of Simsbury are still the largest group of voters and have very little to say in the Town Hall and is looked down on by the First selectman and the democratic party here in town a good example is the Charter revision commission had one person a unaffiliated appointed by the First Selectman a democratic so you know how that appointment works any commission in town government is with out proper number of unaffiliated voters .Robert Kalechman the candidate for the state house who is on the voting ballot listed as Petitioning candidate on line 5 F is a good example though he worked the hardest to get on the ballot is listed were voter have to look hard to find his name The other important thing in voting is absentee Ballots and the warning that voters are not told about the State election enforcement commission can levy finds of $2000 dollars and the state courts find voters guilty $5000 find and a year in Prison so people who are not careful about Absentee Ballots and do not tell you the truth beware how you handle and vote absentee ballots


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