Early Voting Guide, Protecting Our Climate, and Lane Closures

March 25, 2024

Early voting starts this week in our state. Please scroll down to see when and where you can cast a ballot in Waterbury ahead of the April 2nd presidential primary.

My colleagues and I in the Environment Committee advanced a climate change bill to the House floor. Keep scrolling to get a breakdown on how this measure supports our community and the rest of Connecticut.

And you can expect some delays on several busy roads as crews paint new pavement markings. I'll let you know when and where you will encounter lane closures.
You will find the following sections below:

  • Early Voting Takes Place This Week
  • Fight to Protect Our Climate & Environment
  • Expect Lane Closures for Pavement Marking
Early Voting Takes Place This Weeks
Early voting for the April 2 presidential preference primary election will take place on March 26, 27, 28, and 30 from 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. at Veterans Hall on the second floor of City Hall on Grand Street. Due to Good Friday and Easter, there will be no early voting Friday, March 29 or Sunday, March 31.
More Early Voting Details Here

Are there deadlines to be aware of?

Monday, April 1 at noon is the deadline for registering in person with your registrar of voters or town clerk to vote on April 2, and for unaffiliated voters to enroll in a party for in-person voting.

If you are not yet registered to vote, file your registration application with your town's registrar of voters by noon on the business day before the day you want to vote, or click here to register.

Thank you to Antoinette "Chick" Spinelli, Waterbury's Town Clerk, for
all your work helping folks with early voting this week.
Fight to Protect Our Climate & Environment
I'm excited to share my commitment to protecting the environment and working to combat climate change. The Environment Committee passed House Bill 5004, "An Act Concerning the Implementation of Certain Climate Change Measures," out of committee following a 23-11 vote last week and a public hearing on March 8. The bill now heads to the House Floor for consideration.
The proposal, referred to as the 2024 Connecticut Climate Protection Act, is a priority for the House Democratic Caucus. 

The bill seeks to respond to the climate crisis by:

  • Updating the Global Warming Solutions Act to make Connecticut's greenhouse gas emissions targets more in line with other states in the region
  • Creating incentives for businesses that engage in clean economy sectors or employ environmentally sustainable practices
  • Developing plans for transitioning to a clean economy, including workforce training and long-term policy implementation
  • Supporting nature-based solutions, such as preserving marshlands and forests.

With this bill, we're saying that sustainability is not only the right thing to do but also the smart, economically competitive thing to do.

Expect Lane Closures for Pavement Marking
Drivers should expect delays as crews paint new pavement markings on busy roads in Waterbury. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will shut down lanes after it starts working on the various projects on Monday, April 1.

Below you will find a list of areas where you can expect to see road work and lane closures:

  • Country Club Road and Chase Parkway to Highland Avenue
  • Route 8 Southbound exit from Eastbound I-84 to 0.04 miles south of Southbound beginning opposite westbound 73
  • Route 8 Northbound 0.05 miles north of end opposite Freight Street to 0.02 miles south of Southbound beginning opposite Westbound Route 73

According to the CTDOT, night work will take place from 8:00 P.M. – 5:00 A.M., Sunday through Thursday, with a rain date as Friday.

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