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Vote In The August Primaries

Published: June 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:

Are you concerned about taxes? Health care? Guns? Immigration? I am. I want to make sure there are candidates on the ballot in November who agree with my views. That's why I'm voting in the August 14 primary.

Historically, turnout for the primaries has been very low. This is in part because you can't vote in the primaries unless you are registered with a political party, and 42 percent of Connecticut voters are unaffiliated. As an unaffiliated voter, you have no say in which candidates are on the ballot in November. However, if you register for one of the political parties, which you can do right up to the day of the primary, you are still free to vote for any candidate on the ballot in November, so you can still be an independent thinker and voter. You can even switch parties up to three months before the primary.

Make sure our representative government represents you. If you're registered with a political party, vote in the primaries. And if you're not, go ahead and register with a political party, and then vote on August 14.

Edward Randall
86 Great Hill Road, Newtown June 19, 2018

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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2