Connecticut elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Connecticut
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Connecticut
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Connecticut

The state of Connecticut will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Connecticut
State Senate special election February 25, 2014 Red padlock.png
State House special election April 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
State House special election April 24, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for state legislature candidates May 14, 2014 Red padlock.png
Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates June 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for petition candidates for primary election August 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election August 11, 2014
& same-day
Primary election date August 12, 2014
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for general election October 21, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 28, 2014
& same-day
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
School board elections (2) November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Connecticut in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (1 measure) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Connecticut

Connecticut State Legislature


See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014 and Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Connecticut
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Connecticut

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Connecticut will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect five candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's five congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 10, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Connecticut is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Though parties decide who may vote in their primary election, the primary is considered closed as neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party allow any voter but those registered with their party to vote.[1]

Voter registration: To register to vote in the primary, voters can register either by noon on August 11, 2014, or on election day at designated Election Day Registration locations. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 28, 2014 (must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election). However, voters can also register in person with the relevant Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before the election.[2][3]

See also: Connecticut elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds all five congressional seats from Connecticut.

Members of the U.S. House from Connecticut -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 0 Pending
Total 5 5

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the five congressional districts are:

Name Party District
John Larson Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Joe Courtney Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Rosa DeLauro Electiondot.png Democratic 3
James Himes Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Elizabeth Esty Electiondot.png Democratic 5

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

Democratic Party John Larson - Incumbent
Republican Party Matthew Corey[4]

2nd Congressional District

Democratic Party Joe Courtney - Incumbent
Republican Party Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh

3rd Congressional District

Democratic Party Rosa DeLauro - Incumbent
Republican Party James Brown

Not on ballot

Republican Party Steve Packard

4th Congressional District

Democratic Party Jim Himes - Incumbent
Republican Party Dan Debicella - Former state senator[5]

Not on ballot

Republican Party John Shaban - State representative[6]
Republican Party Carlton Milo Higbie IV[7]
Republican Party Joe Bentivegna[8]

5th Congressional District

Democratic Party Elizabeth Esty - Incumbent
Republican Party Mark Greenberg - 2010 and 2012 Republican primary candidate for U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5[9]

Not on ballot

Republican Party Sal Lilienthal[10]
Independent John Pistone

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State executive official elections in Connecticut

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See also: Connecticut state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Connecticut
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Connecticut.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Connecticut:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Declined or withdrew

Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Secretary of State


Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
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1999 Yes[36]
Comptroller Kevin Lembo
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2011 Yes[37]


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State Senate election in Connecticut

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See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014, Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State Senate elections in Connecticut
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Connecticut State Senate in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Connecticut State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Connecticut State Senate:

Connecticut State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 22 Pending
     Republican Party 14 Pending
Total 36 36

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36

Special elections by date


February 25, 2014



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State House elections in Connecticut

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See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Connecticut
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Connecticut House of Representatives:

Connecticut House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 97 Pending
     Republican Party 53 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 151 151

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120District 121District 122District 123District 124District 125District 126District 127District 128District 129District 130District 131District 132District 133District 134District 135District 136District 137District 138District 139District 140District 141District 142District 143District 144District 145District 146District 147District 148District 149District 150District 151

Special elections by date


April 11, 2014



April 24, 2014




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Statewide ballot measure elections in Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

One statewide ballot measure has been certified for the 2014 statewide ballot in Connecticut.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Early Voting Amendment Elections Allows the legislature to expand early voting

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School board elections in Connecticut

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Connecticut school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,142 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of two Connecticut school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for seven seats. Each district has scheduled elections for November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Connecticut's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 25,531 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[47] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Connecticut School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Stamford Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 15,309
West Hartford Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 10,222



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Voting in Connecticut

See also: Voting in Connecticut

Important voting information

  • Connecticut is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Though parties decide who may vote in their primary election, the primary is considered closed as neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party allow any voter but those registered with their party to vote.[1]
  • Connecticut passed legislation in 2012 authorizing online voter registration, but a system has not yet been implemented.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Connecticut, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Connecticut is one of seven states that does not have any form of early voting.[48]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Connecticut ranked 6th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Connecticut received an overall score of 73%.[49]

See also

References

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