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The '''state of [[Connecticut]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
 
The '''state of [[Connecticut]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''June 10, 2014'''
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates]]: '''June 10, 2014'''
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* Filing deadline for petition candidates for Primary election: '''August 6, 2014'''
 
* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''August 11, 2014'''
 
* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''August 11, 2014'''
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''August 12, 2014'''
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''August 12, 2014'''
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* Filing deadline for write-in candidates for General election: '''October 21, 2014'''
 
* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 28, 2014'''
 
* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 28, 2014'''
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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===Races to watch in Connecticut===
 
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Connecticut==
 
==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Connecticut==
 
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===Partisan breakdown===
 
===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds all five congressional seats from [[Connecticut]].  
 
Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds all five congressional seats from [[Connecticut]].  
 
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===Incumbents===
 
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the five congressional districts are:
 
Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the five congressional districts are:
 
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==State executive official elections in Connecticut==
 
==State executive official elections in Connecticut==
 
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::''See also: [[Connecticut state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
 
::''See also: [[Connecticut state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
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'''Six state executive positions''' are up for election in [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014]] in the state of [[Connecticut]].
 
'''Six state executive positions''' are up for election in [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014]] in the state of [[Connecticut]].
  
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==State Senate election in Connecticut==
 
==State Senate election in Connecticut==
 
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::''See also: [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
 
::''See also: [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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::''See also: [[Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
 
::''See also: [[Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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==Statewide ballot measure elections in Connecticut==
 
==Statewide ballot measure elections in Connecticut==
 
::''See also: [[Connecticut 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
 
::''See also: [[Connecticut 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
 
'''One statewide ballot measure''' has been certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|2014 statewide ballot]] in [[Connecticut]].
 
'''One statewide ballot measure''' has been certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|2014 statewide ballot]] in [[Connecticut]].
 
===On the ballot===
 
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::''See also: [[List of school board elections in 2014]] and [[Connecticut school board elections, 2014]]''
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::''Note: Last updated January 1, 2014''
 
::''Note: Last updated January 1, 2014''
 
A total of '''666''' school districts are holding elections for '''2,141''' seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Connecticut school board elections in chronological order:  
 
A total of '''666''' school districts are holding elections for '''2,141''' seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Connecticut school board elections in chronological order:  
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==Voting in Connecticut==
 
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::''See also: [[Voting in Connecticut]]''
 
::''See also: [[Voting in Connecticut]]''

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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:

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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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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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Connecticut elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

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[1]

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
Republican Party Steve Packard

4th Congressional District

Democratic Party Jim Himes - Incumbent
Republican Party John Shaban - State representative[2]
Republican Party Dan Debicella - Former state senator[3]
Republican Party Carlton Milo Higbie IV[4]
Republican Party Joe Bentivegna[5]

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[6]
Republican Party Sal Lilienthal[7]
Independent John Pistone

Potential candidates

Republican Party Dan Carter: State senator[8]
Republican Party Robert Kane: State senator[8]
Republican Party Kevin Witkos: State senator[8]

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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[34]
Comptroller Kevin Lembo
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2011 Yes[35]


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State Senate election in Connecticut

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See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative 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.

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 once 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

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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

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 once 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

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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

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Connecticut school board elections in chronological order:

November 4, 2014


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Voting in Connecticut

See also: Voting in Connecticut
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Important voting information

  • Connecticut uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • 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.[36]

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%.[37]

See also

References

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