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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for 2024 Presidential Preference Primary

(Hartford, CT) – Today, Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas reminded voters about an important deadline to participate in the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) on April 2, 2024. If a voter is registered as a member of one political party but wants to switch their affiliation to vote in a different party’s primary, they must change their registration 90 days before, which will be January 2, 2024, for the Presidential Preference Primary.

“It is important for voters to understand how the process works and not lose out on an opportunity to participate because of missing important deadlines,” said Secretary Thomas. “I hope this reminder encourages voters to check their voter registration to make sure they are ready to vote in April, as voters can sometimes be inadvertently unsubscribed from a party, be new to the state and unfamiliar with the election laws or just not think about the Presidential Preference Primary until it is too late to make the change.”

The Presidential Preference Primary is a primary election when members of a political party select their party’s candidate for president. Only registered members of a political party that is nominating a presidential candidate can vote in this election. In April 2020, for example, Democratic party voters nominated Joseph Biden and Republican party voters nominated Donald Trump as their party’s candidates for US President in the November Election.

If voters are not registered with a party, in Connecticut, they are known as “unaffiliated” voters and may register with a party by March 15, 2024, to participate in the Presidential Preference Primary.

Voters may look up their party affiliation by visiting or can visit their Town Clerk or Registrar of Voters Office.

The full 2024 Presidential Preference Primary election calendar is available online at:

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