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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
Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates June 10, 2014
Filing deadline for petition candidates for primary election August 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election August 11, 2014
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
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
State courts 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 consisted 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 controlled 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 consisted 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 controlled 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 had to 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 was October 28, 2014 (must be postmarked or received by a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election). However, voters could 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 November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 5
     Republican Party 0 0
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

General election candidates

Democratic Party John Larson - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matthew Corey[4]
Green Party Jeffery Russell

Out in convention

Republican Party John Phillips

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Joe Courtney - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh
Libertarian Party Daniel Reale
Green Party William Clyde

Out in convention

Republican Party Evan Evans

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Rosa DeLauro - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Brown

Out in convention

Republican Party Steve Packard

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim Himes - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Debicella - Former state senator[5]

Out in convention

Republican Party Carlton Milo Higbie IV[6]
Republican Party Joe Bentivegna[7]

Withdrew

Republican Party John Shaban - State representative[8]

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Elizabeth Esty - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Greenberg - 2010 and 2012 Republican primary candidate for U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5[9]
Independent John Pistone[10]

Out in convention

Republican Party Sal Lilienthal[11]

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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


General election

Running mates listed together in order of "Governor/Lieutenant Governor"
Democratic Party Working Families Party Dan Malloy/Nancy Wyman (Democrat, Working Families) - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[12]
Republican Party Independent Tom Foley/Heather Somers (Republican, Independent)[13]
Independent (Unaffiliated) Joseph Visconti/Chester Harris[14]

Lost in the Republican primary

Republican Party John P. McKinney[15][16]

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Lost in the Republican primary


Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Working Families Party George Jepsen - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[23]
Republican Party Independent Kie Westby[24]
Green Party Stephen Fournier

Secretary of State


General election

Democratic Party Working Families Party Denise Merrill - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Independent Peter Lumaj - Attorney, 2012 GOP U.S. Senate candidate[25]
Green Party Mike DeRosa

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Denise L. Nappier
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1999 Yes[26] Democratic Party Working Families Party Denise Nappier
Republican Party Independent Tim Herbst
Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Denise Nappier No
Comptroller Kevin Lembo
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2011 Yes[27] Democratic Party Working Families Party Kevin Lembo
Republican Party Independent Sharon McLaughlin
Green Party Rolf Maurer
Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Kevin Lembo No


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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 consisted 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 November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 22 21
     Republican Party 14 15
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

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 consisted 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 November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 97 87
     Republican Party 54 64
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

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 Result
LRCA Question 1 Elections Allows the legislature to expand early voting Defeatedd

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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, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


One Connecticut school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment held an election in 2014 for three seats. Stamford Public Schools held its election on November 4, 2014.

The district listed below served 15,309 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[37] Click on the district name 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



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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.[38]

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 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 percent.[39]

See also

References

  1. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
  2. Connecticut Secretary of State Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. Connecticut Secretary of State Website, "Election Day Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Matthew McKinnon Corey for Congress, "Home," accessed August 18, 2013
  5. News Times, "Debicella announces 4th District challenge," accessed September 16, 2013
  6. Federal Election Commission, "Carlton Milo Hible IV 2014 Summary reports," accessed December 9, 2013
  7. Joe Bentivegna campaign website, accessed April 30, 2014
  8. News Times, "Shaban to seek GOP 4th CD nomination," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Hartford Courant, "Greenberg Says He'll Make A Third Run In 5th District In 2014," March 21, 2013
  10. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Merrill Announces that Pistone has Qualified for November Ballot," August 20, 2014
  11. The Courant, "Congressional Races Muted At Best, Even In The Fightin' 5th," accessed August 18, 2013
  12. Connecticut News Junkie, "Malloy Makes Re-election Bid Official," March 28, 2014
  13. NewsTimes, "Foley: Woman would have helped ticket," January 4, 2013
  14. Connecticut Mirror, Foley keeps GOP off balance with unexpected 'exploratory' announcement, September 10, 2013
  15. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ctgov
  16. CT Post, "McKinney announces run for governor," July 23, 2013
  17. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Committee Registration Statement," April 7, 2014
  18. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Registration List for Election Year 2014," accessed April 28, 2014
  19. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Committee Registration Statement," January 27, 2014
  20. Connecticut Secretary of State, "Candidate List, 2014 General Election," accessed October 13, 2014
  21. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Committee Registration Statement," April 1, 2014
  22. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "Candidate Committee Registration Statement," April 9, 2014
  23. WNPR.org, "Connecticut Attorney General Jepsen Announces Re-election Bid," April 7, 2014
  24. The Bulletin, Hackett on Politics: Do you know this year’s candidates? March 23, 2014
  25. Peter Lumaj for Colorado Connecticut Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  26. Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission, "SEEC Form 1: Registration by Candidate: Denise Nappier," December 13, 2013
  27. Kevin Lembo for Comptroller 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed March 31, 2014
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 New Haven Register, "New Haven’s Holder-Winfield now faces West Haven’s Mullins in Senate race," January 17, 2014
  29. nhregister.com, "Holder-Winfield wins 10th District state Senate race," February 25, 2014
  30. newhavenindependent.org, "Holder-Winfield Clobbers Mullins By 3-1 Margin; “Sex Predator,” Pretend-Tax Attacks Fell Flat," February 26, 2014
  31. 31.0 31.1 governor.ct.gov, "Gov. Malloy: Special Election For State Senator In New Haven And West Haven To Be Held February 25," January 10, 2014
  32. 32.0 32.1 ctnewsjunkie.com "Republicans Win Special Election in 61st," April 14, 2014
  33. Official special election results submitted to Ballotpedia by Pearl Williams from the Connecticut Secretary of State's Office on May 15, 2014
  34. 34.0 34.1 nbcconnecticut.com, "Special Election Planned for 61st Assembly Seat," February 24, 2014
  35. ctpostchronicle.com "Len Caplan selected as Republican candidate for special election," March 26, 2014
  36. City of New Haven, "Official special election results," accessed May 7, 2014
  37. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  38. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Connecticut," accessed December 18, 2013
  39. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014