Primary Vote For East Haven Is Tuesday

Here's all the information you need to know about the Connecticut political primaries on Aug. 14 including East Haven poll information, the candidates and where the campaign gatherings will be Tuesday.

Registered Republicans and Democrats in Connecticut can vote in primaries in their respective parties this Tuesday, Aug. 14, for candidates running in state and federal elections.

Polls open across the state at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

While registered voters can't switch their party affiliation at this point, unaffiliated or unregistered voters can register by noon today to vote in either primary.

East Haven Poll Locations

District 5 voters should note that they will be voting at Hays School on Maple Street — and not Deer Run School — for Tuesday's primary.

Please call the East Haven Registrar of Voters at 203–468–3320 with any questions..

U.S. Senate

All Connecticut residents, either Republicans or Democrats, who vote in Tuesday's primary will choose between two candidates each in their respective parties for the open U.S. Senate race.

This is the seat currently held by U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, a former Democrat-turned-Independent who is retiring. 


  • , current congressman from the Fifth District, the party's endorsed candidate and a Cheshire resident.


  • Linda E. McMahon, a former CEO Of WWE, the party's endorsed candidate and Greenwich resident.
  • , former congressman from the 4th Congressional District in Fairfield County and a resident of Bridgeport.

Third Congressional District

There is no primary in the Third Congressional District this year. For the Democrats, the endorsed candidate is incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, of North Haven, and the Republican challenger this year is Wayne Winsley, a businessman and media personality from Naugatuck.

Where The Candidates Will Gather

The candidates will all rendezvous with their campaign staffs during Tuesday evening at hotels, restaurants and other venues, to watch as the vote returns from the primary are called in.

These campaign gatherings happen around the time the polls close, at 8 p.m., and supporters and local reporters will likely show up too.

Here’s a breakdown on where each candidate is expected to be after the votes are called in:

U.S. Senate

  • Murphy Campaign: Omni Hotel, 155 Temple St., New Haven
  • Bysiewicz Campaign: Mattabesett Canoe Club, 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown (Bysiewicz expected to address supporters at 8:30 p.m.)
  • McMahon Campaign: Hilton Stamford Hotel, 1 Stamford Place, Stamford
  • Shays Campaign: Campaign Headquarters, 2013 Main St., Stratford

Third District

  • DeLauro Campaign: A spokesman said there are no plans for any events during the primary.
  • Winsley Campaign: Wayne Winsley told Patch he plans on criss-crossing the state so he can show report to fellow Republicans who are facing primaries and to encourage voters to support Republicans this year. "I haven’t taken sides in any of the people that are facing primaries," Winsley said. "Really I’m in the enviable position to really sit back and see what happens."
Stacy Piccirillo August 13, 2012 at 09:44 AM
Please correct the address for Hays School in your note to voters. The street address for the school is Maple Street, not Gerrish Avenue.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) August 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Thank you for pointing that out, Stacy. I've revised it to Maple Street. So all set now.
Richard Poulton August 13, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I just want this to be over. Those using AOL and as well as the Patch have been bombarded with the Huffington Posts not so suttle brainwashing with the constent posting of BHO & wife either wanting you to go to his birthday party or someother gathering and join the team. There is no fairness by this company. We all know which way they swing. It's never ending with the H.P. Enough is enough.
Gene Ruocco August 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM
I voted all ready, have you? Get out to vote today, and may the best Democrat win our primary, the one that stood by East Haven for many years, we should not let her down because she was there for East Haven many times over the past years. Good luck Susan.
Lise Cavallaro August 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM
People need to do their own research and make and informed decision instead of being lazy and saying "I'm not voting". May the best Republican win.
CAjones August 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Just curious, did Max Snyder, Doc, Captain Blood and Josy Wales also vote?
Gene Ruocco August 14, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Yes we did. As of 1:00 P M the numbers are ; Dems= 262 Reps= 224 very low turn out so far. Did Cajones vote yet? Just curious, because everyone knows you. Yea right.
Richard Poulton August 14, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Did I read the DTC's piece above that he did not vote for the party endorsed candidate. I wonder how that will go over. Yes, we all have that God given & constitutional right to vote for those we want, but I was always under the impression that the city/town party chairs follow the party endorsed person. I have a new found opinion for Gene. I respect him for going against the grain so to speak. And yes Gene, I did vote.
Gene Ruocco August 14, 2012 at 07:33 PM
The 3:00 P M numbers are, here in East Haven are; Dem's= 432 Rep's= 318 These are very low numbers, still hoping voters come out after work.
I will be voting shortly for the Endorsed Democratic Candidate Chris Murphy. Hope to see everyone at the polls. May the best Candidates win.
Gene Ruocco August 14, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Thank you Danny, always know that I can count on you.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Everyone: Just posted an update on voting so far in today's primaries http://patch.com/A-wVPt... And Gene, thank you for posting your updates. I was able to include your latest report in this afternoon's article.
Gene Ruocco August 15, 2012 at 01:33 AM
• Chris won big across the state, now we all come together to beat Linda, this is the Democratic way. Congrats to Chris Murphy.
Chris Murphy won by a large two to one majority across the state. I will continue to support Chris Murphy as I did in the Primary and help to ensure a Democratic Victory in November.


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