Connecticut 2022 Election Guide
Connecticut 2022 Election Guide- What You Need to Know About Voting And Who Are Candidates On The Ballot
On November 8, millions of Americans will head to the polls to cast their ballot for the United States Senate and House of Representatives. In Connecticut, voters will also choose state leaders, and some local offices will be on the ballot.
Tribuna has prepared some questions and answers on what you need to know about voting and a complete list of candidates running for office to represent our region at various levels of government.
How can I register to vote?
Connecticut residents can register to vote on the Office of the Secretary of the State's website (https://voterregistration.ct.gov/) or in person at their local town hall.
When is the deadline to register to vote?
This year's seventh day before the election deadline is Tuesday, November 1.
Can I register to vote on the day of the election?
Yes — in person at the local town hall.
How can I check if I'm registered?
Through the Office of the Secretary of the State's Voter Registration Lookup (https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx)
How do I find my polling location? Has it changed?
You can confirm your polling place on the Secretary of the State's website: (https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx)
What are the polling hours?
The polls in Connecticut are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any elector standing in line at the polls at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.
What are the identification requirements?
You will need identification but are not required to have a driver's license or photo ID to vote. If you do not have any, then in most cases, you may sign an affidavit. Your address does not need to be printed if you have a photo ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a credit card with your name and signature, another type of ID with your name and photograph, or any other document with your name and address, such as a checkbook or a utility bill.
Candidates on the 2022 Election Ballot
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
-Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz (Democratic Party / Working Families Party / Griebel Frank for CT Party)
-Bob Stefanowski and Laura Devlin (Republican Party)
-Robert Hotaling and Stewart "Chip" Beckett (Independent Party)
In a rematch four years in the making, Gov. Ned Lamont will face off against Bob Stefanowski, whom he defeated by just over three percentage points in 2018. Incumbent Democrat Ned Lamont faces Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski and Independent Party candidate Rob Hotaling.
-Richard Blumenthal (Democratic Party / Working Families Party)
-Leora R. Levy (Republican Party)
Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal faces Republican challenger Leora Levy. Blumenthal was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and previously served as Connecticut's attorney general. Levy, a first-time candidate who lent her campaign more than $1 million, touted her backing from former President Donald Trump as proof that she is a "true America-first patriot." She is a GOP fundraiser and former commodities trader.
U.S. House of Representatives (5th District)
-Jahana Hayes (Democratic Party / Working Families Party)
-George Logan (Republican Party / Independent Party)
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes faces Republican challenger George Logan. U.S. Rep. Jahana is a former National Teacher of the Year and the first African American Congresswoman from Connecticut.
George Logan is an engineer, a small business owner, and a former State Senator. George's parents left Guatemala and came to America to grow a family and build a better life. During his two terms in the State Senate, George fought backbreaking tax hikes and fiscal mismanagement.
Secretary of the State
The office comprises five divisions: Business Services, Publications, Information Technology, Legislation, Elections Administration, and Management Support Services. Under the office, the Secretary of the State is the Commissioner of Elections. The office administers all state constitutional and statutory provisions and federal requirements relating to elections, primaries, nominating procedures, and the acquisition and exercise of voting rights. The 2022 election candidates for Secretary of the State are:
-Stephanie Thomas (Democratic Party / Working Families Party)
-Dominic Rapini (Republican Party)
-Cynthia R. Jennings (Independent Party)
The Treasurer of the State of Connecticut is the chief financial officer of the government of Connecticut. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the State's bank. The 2022 election candidates for Treasurer are:
-Erick Russell (Democratic Party / Working Families Party)
-Harry Arora (Republican Party)
-Jennifer Baldwin (Independent Party)
-JoAnna Laiscell (Libertarian Party)
The Connecticut Comptroller is an elected statewide executive officer in the Connecticut state government. The Comptroller manages the State's accounts payable, performs cost accounting and financial reporting of the state government's activities, and monitors the compliance of other state agencies with accounting procedures. The 2022 election candidates for Comptroller are:
-Sean Scanlon (Democratic Party / Independent Party / Working Families Party)
-Mary Fay (Republican Party)
The Attorney General of Connecticut is the chief legal officer of the State. The Office of the Attorney General was officially established in 1897. The Connecticut Constitution and General Statutes authorize the attorney general to represent the interests of the people of Connecticut in all civil legal matters involving the state to protect the public interest and to serve as legal counsel to all state agencies. The 2022 election candidates for Attorney General are:
-William Tong (Democratic Party / Working Families Party)
-Jessica Kordas (Republican Party)
-A.P. Pascarella (Independent Party)
-Ken Krayeske (Green Party)
Statewide ballot question
There will be a statewide ballot question regarding early voting. Voters will be asked: "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit the General Assembly to provide for early voting?" According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Connecticut is one of only a few states that does not offer early in-person voting.
List of candidates on the ballot for Connecticut State Senate and state representatives
Here is a complete list of candidates for the Connecticut State Senate and the State House of Representatives in the Greater Danbury area. An asterisk marks the incumbent.
District 24: Danbury, New Fairfield, Ridgefield
*Julie Kushner - Democratic and Working Families Party
Michelle Coelho - Republican and Independent Party
District 28: Bethel, Easton, Fairfield, Newtown
Timothy Gavin -Democratic and Independent Party
*Tony Hwang - Republican Party
District 30: Bethlehem, Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Fairfield, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winchester
Eva Bermudez Zimmerman - Democratic, Independent, and Working Families Party
Stephen G. Harding - Republican Party
Connecticut House of Representatives
District 2 - Bethel, Danbury
*Raghib Allie-Brennan - Democratic and Working Families Party
Jenn Lewis - Republican and Independent Party
District 69 - Bridgewater, New Milford, Roxbury, Southbury
*Cindy Harrison - Republican Party
No Democrat candidate
District 108 - Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Sherman
Jeff Ginsburg - Democratic Party
*Patrick Callahan - Republican Party
District 109 - Danbury
Farley Santos - Democratic and Independent Party
Jesy Fernandez - Republican Party
District 110 - Danbury
*Bob Godfrey - Democratic Party
Eric Gleissner - Republican Party
District 138 - Danbury
*Kenneth Gucker - Democratic Party
Rachel Chaleski - Republican and Independent Party