Frequently Asked Questions
about the
Upcoming Primary Election

What is a Primary Election? A primary election gives voters who are registered in a political party the chance to choose which among 2 or more candidates will appear on the ballot on election day. Some candidates may have no opponent in the Party for the position they are seeking. Others may have several opponents. In this latter case, voters choose among those competitors on the day of the Primary election.

Who can register to vote in Ridgefield? Anyone resident of Ridgefield over the age of 17 can register to vote. Students, members of the armed forces, and others who are residents can also register to vote, but may want to use an absentee ballot to do that.

See this page on Voter Registration.

How can I register to vote?

I'm already registered; how can I change my party affiliation? You have 3 choices; see this.

When is the primary election? The election is on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. All 3 polling locations will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

See the maps.

Where should I go to vote in the Primary Election? There are 3 polling places. You MUST go to the polling place that is appropriate for your address. To find out what that is, see this.

See the sample ballot.

Who will be on the ballot for the Primary Election?

Has the Ridgefield RTC endorsed any of the candidates in the Primary Election? Yes. Following a series of candidates' presentations at RTC meetings in Spring of 2022, the RTC voted to identify which person would best represent Ridgefield for each position.