Registered Republicans will head to the polls in Shelton on Tuesday, and the Secretary of the State’s office is reminding people about a new online polling place locator tool.
Voters can type in their address and find where their polling place is located. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
The tool, developed by the Pew Center on the States’ Voting Information Project (VIP) in partnership with Google and Microsoft, also shows voters a map with directions how to get to their local polling precinct as well as the candidates on the primary ballot in their voting district.
A direct link to the online polling place locator tool is found at:
“This online polling place locator is a wonderful example of how technology is making it easier than ever to participate in the democratic process,” said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s chief elections official.
Three or four races on the local ballot
There are statewide GOP primaries for governor, lieutenant governor and comptroller, and for state representative in the 122nd District, which includes slightly less than half of Shelton (generally covering parts of the city’s Huntington, Long Hill and Pine Rock neighborhoods).
One Shelton resident is on the ballot for statewide office — Angel Cadena, who is challenging the party-endorsed candidate for comptroller.
Democrats in Shelton do not have any primaries on Tuesday.
The candidates in the Republican races (asterisk indicates the party-endorsed candidate) in Shelton are:
Thomas C. Foley*
John P. McKinney
David M. Walker
Sharon J. McLaughlin*
Angel Cadena (of Shelton)
122nd HOUSE DISTRICT (part of Shelton)
Ben McGorty* (of Shelton)
Michael C. Vickerelli
Voters can go online to www.sots.ct.gov/vote to see if they are registered to vote and where their polling place is located, register to vote, download an application for an absentee ballot, and view the list of candidates.
The 122nd House District includes small parts of Trumbull and Stratford as well as almost half of Shelton.