Connecticut elections, 2012

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1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Connecticut held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

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November 6, 2012
Election Results
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State House (151 seats) Approveda
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2012 Elections

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Elections by type

See also: United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012
U.S. Senate, Connecticut General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Murphy 55.2% 830,221
     Republican Linda McMahon 43.1% 647,776
     Libertarian Paul Passarelli 1.7% 25,059
     N/A Write-ins 0% 112
Total Votes 1,503,168
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results fro United States Senator"
See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Connecticut State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 22 22
     Republican Party 14 14
Total 36 36

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state house.

Connecticut House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 99 98
     Republican Party 52 53
Total 151 151

Eligibility to Vote


Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Connecticut was one of 16 states to use an open primary system. However, there was a three month waiting period for switching parties. Voters were allowed to register in person to vote up until noon the day before the primary.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 14 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 23.[2]

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee Voting


You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:[4]

  • your active service in the U.S. armed forces
  • your absence from town during all the hours of voting
  • your illness
  • your physical ability
  • your religion forbids secular (non-religious) activity on that day
  • your required performance of duties as a primary, referendum, or election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours on Election Day[5]

—Connecticut Secretary of the State


The absentee ballot must be returned either in person by close of business the day before the election or by mail. If returned by mail, it must be received by close of polls on Election Day.[6]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Connecticut is one of 14 states that does not have any form of early voting.[7]

See also

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