About Party Affiliation

Enrolling in a political party or changing party affiliation
  • If you want to check whether you are already registered with a political party, click here.
  • To register with a political party, complete a new voter registration card and indicate your party choice on LINE 9 of the voter registration card. The two major parties in CT are Democrat and Republican; CT also has several minor parties.
    • If you do not wish to enroll in a political party, just check NO. You will be an “Unaffiliated” voter in CT.
  • To change your party affiliation, complete a new voter registration card and check the box marked “Party Enrollment Change” on line 1a and indicate your new party choice on LINE 9 of the voter registration card.

Note:

  • You are not a voter until your application is approved by the Registrar of Voters. You should receive a confirmation within 3 weeks. If not, contact the Registrar in Weston Town Hall.
  • You may enroll in a party online if you have a DMV record on file.
  • Voters changing from one party to another acquire party privileges 3 months after filing an application with the Registrar of Voters.
  • Only party members are eligible to vote in primaries and caucuses.

To register or to change party affiliation, you can pick up a State of Connecticut Mail-In Voter Registration form at the Weston Registrars’ office at Weston Town Hall or you can download the form HERE.  You can also register online HERE.

Unaffiliated Voters
  • An unaffiliated voter is a voter who is not registered with a political party. If you write “Independent” on LINE 9 of the voter registration card, you will not be “unaffiliated” but will be registered as a member of the Independent Party.
  • If you are an unaffiliated voter and would like to affiliate with a party, you have until 12 noon (in person) the day before a primary and up to the 7th day before a general election.
  • An unaffiliated elector who enrolls in a party acquires party privileges immediately, provided such elector has been unaffiliated for the previous 3 months.
  • Only party members are eligible to vote in primaries and caucuses.

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