Early Voting Guide & Community Theatre Discussion

March 19, 2024

The state is preparing for our first election including early voting. Some of you may have questions as we approach the presidential primary election next week. Keep scrolling to find out when and where you can cast a ballot in Windham.

We are one step closer to passing new legislation that would help protect senior citizens. Please read below to see how a new priority bill will improve the quality of life for those in their golden years!

I spoke with the woman in charge of the production of an upcoming play in Windham on my radio show. Please look below to listen to the show and learn more about the upcoming production at the Burton Levitt Community Theatre!

Here are the sections in today's email:

  • Let's Talk About It: Community Theater
  • Early Voting: What You Need To Know
  • Support For Our Seniors
Let's Talk About It: Community Theater
This week I sat down with Ava Molnar, a teacher at EastConn Magnet School Arts Academy in Willimantic on my weekly public affairs show "Let's Talk About It." Molnar also serves as a volunteer at the Burton Levitt Community Theater where she is adapting a play called "Lysistrata" by Greek playwright Aristophanes.
The play tells the story of a husband-wife partner intimacy strike to bring peace to Greece. Molnar's goal is to make the story more universal and less about gender. Auditions will take place on April 6 and April 8 and the show will take place from June 7-16 at the Burton Levitt Community Theatre.
Click on the video below to hear more about the importance of community building through the arts.
Ava Molnar discusses the adaptation of the play "Lysistrata" at Burton Levitt Community Theatre.
Early Voting: What You Need To Know
Early voting options are now available thanks to the work of the Connecticut General Assembly last session, and later this month, voters in the state will take to the polls to vote in the 2024 presidential primary.

This legislation was made possible by a state Constitutional amendment approved by a wide majority of Connecticut voters in 2022. It will provide you - and voters across the state - with more flexibility and access to cast your vote with the confidence that your voice is heard and your civic duty is fulfilled, while avoiding large crowds and scheduling conflicts.

Anticipating that you may have questions about this new process, I hope the guide below will be helpful in providing information to answer them.

Here's what you need to know:

When is early voting?

For the April 2 presidential preference primary election, early voting will take place from 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. on March 26, 27, 28, and 30 at Bellingham Auditorium at Town Hall. Due to Good Friday and Easter, there will be no early voting Friday, March 29 or Sunday, March 31.

Learn More About Early Voting in Windham
Early voting for the August 13 primary elections will take place between August 5 and August 11.

Early voting for the November 5 general election will take place between October 21 to November 3.

Are there deadlines to be aware of?

Monday, March 25 at noon is the deadline to register with a political party to vote in the early voting period for the presidential preference primary.

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.

Seventeen-year-olds may register and vote in the primary if they will have attained the age of 18 by Nov. 2, 2024. They can file a registration application with the Windham Registrars of Voters by noon on the business day before the day you want to vote, or click here to register.

Voting is one of our country's most privileged and fundamental rights, and your participation is crucial in shaping the future. Let’s amplify the impact of our collective voice – start voting early!

Support For Our Seniors
The Joint Committee approved a top priority bill for House Democrats to further support seniors.
House Bill 5001 will allow more seniors to age in place, further protect residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and improve training for caregivers.