Help Wanted: East Haven Justices of the Peace

If you're a registered unaffiliated voter or member of a minor party, the town just may have the post for you.

Ever thought of becoming a justice of the peace? Well, this just might be your lucky day.

If you are a voter registered in East Haven who is not affiliated with a major party (unaffiliated) — or a voter registered with a minor party such as the Green Party — you can apply to become a justice of the peace.

Applications are available now until Nov. 1 at the .

Nutmeg State JPs

In Connecticut, each town allots one-third of its total number of JPs to the Democratic and Republican parties, with the final third going to unaffiliated or minor party voters.

JPs are appointed and serve a four-year term. And here in the Nutmeg State, there are no special requirements, no exams to take or fees to pay to serve in the town post.

According to Justices of the Peace of the U.S., Connecticut JPs are authorized to perform the following functions:

The state of Connectict's manual for Justices of the Peace is attached to this article.

More Information About JPs

For more information about apply to become a justice of the peace in East Haven, call the town clerk's office at 203–468–3201.

For more general information about JPs, visit the Justices of the Peace of the U.S. website.


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Shawn Hopkinson August 15, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I just went down and became one this morning after reading this article. Thank you for the information.
Julie Weisberg August 15, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Shawn: Wow, that's great! Congrats. And I'm glad to hear you found the article informative. Thanks for passing that along. I appreciate it.
Steve Evermore August 15, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Became one or applied to become one?


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