The 2020 General Election is November 3.

All registered voters may participate in a general election. Any citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on an election day is eligible to register to vote. An election day is a due date for all ballots in a constituency. If you vote by mail, your ballot must be received (not postmarked) or placed in a ballot box by this date. If you vote in person, you must show up to your polling place on this date and complete a ballot.

Absentee Voting

All Connecticut voters can request an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election. Just check the “COVID-19” box when filling out the application.

If you are currently an eligible voter, an absentee ballot request form will be mailed to you. If you do not receive a form, you can download a form, print it out, and return it.

Absentee Ballot Application in English (PDF) Absentee Ballot Application in Spanish (PDF)

For information about returning your absentee ballot, check Hamden Town Clerk’s Absentee Ballot page.

Voter ID

You must present some form of identification (ID) to vote. Your voter ID does not need to be a state license or photo ID. You can learn more about the types of ID permitted at the Connecticut Secretary of State’s site under FAQ – Voter Identification.

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Important Dates for 2020 general election

The last day to register to vote in person is October 27, 2020, between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm EDT.
The last day to register to vote by mail is October 27, 2020, between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm EDT.
The last day to register to vote online is October 27, 2020, before 11:59 pm EDT.

Hamden, Connecticut’s Limited Registration Session is November 2, 2020. In a Limited Registration Session, Hamden residents who are eligible to vote in 2020, but “whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained after October 27th” may register to vote between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm EST.

The next general election is November 3, 2020.  Absentee ballots must be received by this date.

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Candidates

The list of candidates has been compiled to the best of our ability. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. If a candidate’s name or official site is not listed, please contact us to request a candidate be added upon review

United States President

Candidate: Joe Biden
Running mate: Kamala Harris
Party: Democratic
Joe Biden’s Campaign Website

Candidate: Howie Hawkins
Running mate: Angela Walker
Party: Green
Howie Hawkins’ Campaign Website

Candidate: Jo Jorgensen
Running mate: Jeremy Cohen
Party: Libertarian
Jo Jorgensen’s Campaign Website

Candidate: Donald Trump
Running mate: Michael Pence
Party: Republican
Donald Trump’s Campaign Website

United States Congress Third District

Candidate: Rosa L. DeLauro
Party: Democratic
Rosa L. DeLauro’s Campaign Website

Candidate: Justin Paglino
Party: Green
Justin Paglino’s Campaign Website

Candidate: Margaret Streicker
Party: Republican
Margaret Streicker’s Campaign Website

Connecticut State
Assembly: Senate

District 11

Candidate: Martin Looney
Party: Democratic
Martin Looney’s Campaign Website

Candidate: Alexander Taubes
Party: Independent

Candidate: Jameson White
Party: Republican
Jameson White’s Campaign Website

 

District 17

Candidate: Jorge Cabrera
Party: Democratic
Jorge Cabrera’s Campaign Website

George Logan
Party: Republican 
George Logan’s Campaign Website

Connecticut State
Assembly: Congress

District 88

Candidate: Joshua Elliott
Party: Democratic
Joshua Elliott’s Campaign Website

Candidate: Kathleen Hoyt
Party: Republican
Kathleen Hoyt’s Campaign Website

District 91

Candidate: Michael D’Agostino
Party: Democratic

Candidate: Thomas Figlar
Party: Republican

District 94

Candidate: Robyn Porter
Party: Democratic

The 2020 Connecticut House District 94 Republican Primary was canceled

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Debates

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News Coverage of 2020 Elections

Connecticut Public’s Election coverage: Connecticut Public is the collective name for Connecticut’s PBS and NPR stations.

Decisión 2020: “Las últimas noticias, análisis y encuestas sobre las elecciones presidenciales de 2020 en Estados Unidos”, de Telemundo.

New Haven Independent Election Coverage

New Haven Register’s Connecticut Voters Guide

Hartford Courant politics page

WFSB Elections coverage

WTNH Politics Coverage

NBC Connecticut Elections coverage

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Fact checking

FactCheck.org: “FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania….a nonpartisan, nonprofit  ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.”

Politifact–a fact checking website owned by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and “a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network’s code of principles”. Politifact is transparent about how they choose what to fact-check and about their current staff’s CVs.

Snopes: “The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”

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Government sites

Hamden Registrars of Voters— The official webpage of Hamden, Connecticut’s Registrars of Voters. If you need to find your voting district, use the Hamden Street Guide to search the address on your registration. See the Hamden State District Map for a visual representation of voting districts in Hamden.

Hamden Voter Registration Information and Calendar— Information for Hamden, Connecticut, voters on how to register to vote, and by when.

Connecticut Secretary of State — The official webpage for the Connecticut Secretary of State.

Connecticut Voter Registration Lookup –Connecticut residents can look up whether they’re eligible to vote. This resource also tells you the polling place for your most recent registered address.

Connecticut Secretary of State: Voters with Disabilities Fact Sheet— “[I]mportant federal and state laws exist to protect your fundamental right to vote and prohibit discrimination on the basis of your disability. Those laws are designed to ensure that you have full and equal access to voting. The Office of the Secretary of the State is committed to ensuring that the polls are accessible to all voters and that you are fully able to exercise your voting rights privately and independently.”

Federal Voting Assistance Program –Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens can vote in US elections. The Federal Voting Assistance Program is a voter education and assistance program run by the United States Department of Defense that makes sure even if a citizen is living overseas, their vote counts.

Presidential Election ProcessLearn about the presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions”.

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Resources from Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations

Campaign Legal: Restore Your Vote–If you’ve had your voting rights taken away because of a felony, you may be able to restore them. This site has a useful quiz to help you find out if you can register to vote again, or what you need to do to make yourself eligible to vote again.

Disability Rights Connecticut— The official site for Connecticut’s Protection and Advocacy group. They “provide legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities”. This includes voting rights. See Disability Rights Connecticut’s Voting Rights page for more information, including a booklet about your rights as a voter with a disability

National League of Women Voters Hamden-North Haven League of Women Voters— The League of Women Voters is a 100-year-old nonpartisan civic organization supported by member donations. It was originally started to support the enfranchisement and education of women voters.

Transform the Vote— A resource for trans voters published and maintained by GLAAD and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Vote 411— Voter Education Information brought to you by the League of Women Voters

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Campaign Finance Disclosures

Federal Election Commission–Official site of the United States government department that tracks campaign finances and donations.

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This page is compiled and maintained by staff at Miller Public Library, Hamden, Connecticut. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.
Last updated October 23, 2020