Connecticut Electoral Resource

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Connecticut

The Fundamental Orders was the first constitution to be adopted by the American colonies in 1639. It established the structure and boundaries of the newly formed government and ensured the rights of free men to elect their public officials—principles that were later embraced within the U.S. Constitution.

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During a candle-lit dispute that occurred when Sir Edmund Andros attempted to seize Connecticut’s Royal Charter by order of King James II in 1687, the lights went out and the charter was whisked away to safety amid the chaos. Captain Joseph Wadsworth hid the charter inside a grand white oak tree, which became a symbol of freedom and, later, the official state tree.

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Benedict Arnold, whose name has become synonymous with the word “traitor” after he conspired with the British to turn over the post at West Point in exchange for money and a command in the British Army, was born in Norwich, Connecticut. In 1781, he led British troops in the Battle of Groton Heights, which devastated New London, Connecticut.

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The construction of Connecticut’s Old State House was completed in 1796. In 1814, it hosted the Hartford Convention, a meeting of Federalist leaders in which the adoption of seven proposed amendments to the Constitution was considered by many to be treasonous.

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Connecticut and Rhode Island were the only two states that failed to ratify the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of alcohol.

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The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, was constructed in Groton, Connecticut, between 1952 and 1954. Much larger than its diesel-electric predecessors, it traveled at speeds in excess of 20 knots and could remain submerged almost indefinitely because its atomic engine required only a very small quantity of nuclear fuel and no air. After 25 years of service, the Nautilus was decommissioned and opened to the public as an exhibit in Groton.

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The Connecticut-born Revolutionary soldier and spy Nathan Hale, who was hanged by the British in 1776, became Connecticut’s official state hero in 1985.

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Connecticut Voting Quick Facts
  • Current Population:3,590,886
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 15 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: Yes
  • Early Voting: No
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 7
  • Congressional Districts: 5
HEADLINES

St. Leo Fair kicks off tonight - The Advocate

St. Leo Fair kicks off tonight - The AdvocateStamford_083104_ Jamie Ely, 13, right, watches Ahmed Elkady, 14, shoot for a prize, while Brooke Girardi, 15, center, talks to a friend at the St. Leo's Fair at St. Leo's Parish on Roxbury Road. The fair runs through this Saturday. Chris Preovolos ...

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:54:18 GMT

Water Main Break Near West Hartford Line - Hartford Courant

Water Main Break Near West Hartford Line - Hartford CourantA water main break on Capitol Avenue in Hartford closed part of the busy street at rush hour Tuesday morning. A water main break on Capitol Avenue in Hartford closed part of the busy street at rush hour Tuesday morning. Christine DempseyContact Reporter.

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:46:00 GMT
WHO ARE MY ELECTED OFFICIALS
Governor Dan  Malloy
Nancy Wyman
George Jepsen,
Hon. Denise Merrill
WHAT'S AT STAKE IN 2016

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)

Connecticut US Senator race

In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in Connecticut. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of Connecticut's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.

Democratic Incumbents

Connecticut: US Senator Race - Incumbent (Democrat) Running

Incumbent Democratic Senator, Richard Blumenthal, is running for re-election to a second term in office. On November 2, 2010, Richard Blumenthal won the election to the United States Senate with 55.2% of the vote against the Republican candidate, Linda McMahon, who came in a distant second with 43.2% of the vote. (see current elected officials in Connecticut)

Connecticut 2016 U.S. Representative races

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election will be held in Connecticut this election cycle. Of the 5 seats up for election this election cycle, 0 currently held by Republicans, and 5 held by Democrats.

Current Seats Distribution By Party Affiliation In Connecticut U.S. House

Democratics(5)
Congressional DistrictU.S. RepresentativeParty Affiliation

District 1

Representative Larson, John B.Democratic

District 2

Representative Courtney, JoeDemocratic

District 3

Representative DeLauro, Rosa L.Democratic

District 4

Representative Himes, James A.Democratic

District 5

Representative Esty, Elizabeth H.Democratic
Connecticut Congressional Districts
Connecticut US Districts

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Registered Voters

: 2,129,379

Republican Party: 429,301

  • Active : 400,216
  • Inactive : 29,085

Democratic Party: 776,885

  • Active : 703,851
  • Inactive : 73,035

Minor Parties: 22,493

  • Active : 20,610
  • Inactive : 1,883

Unafilliated: 900,699

  • Active : 798,425
  • Inactive : 102,273

Totals: 2,129,379

  • Active : 1,923,103
  • Inactive : 206,276
State of Connecticut Quick Facts
  • Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
  • Size: 5,544 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Constitution State; Nutmeg State; Land of Steady Habits; Provisions State
  • Tree: White Oak
  • Flower: Mountain Laurel
  • Bird: American Robin
When's The Next Election?
November 8, 2016
In 70 days
Connecticut : General Election Day
Click here to view Connecticut Elections Schedule for 2016

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