Registrars of Voters

Presidential Primaries

The Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries are on April 28, 2020. Party rules specify you must be registered to vote with the party holding the primary that you would like to vote in.

If you are a registered Democrat or Republican and would like to change your party, you must do so by January 28, 2020

If you are registered with a political party other than Democrat or Republican but want to vote in the Presidential Primary you must change your registration by January 28, 2020.  

If you are registered as an unaffiliated voter and wish to vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary, you must switch your registration to Democrat or Republican before noon on April 27, 2020

Changes to your voter registration can be made online at https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do. Voters can also change their registration in person in the Registrar of Voters office or with the Town Clerk in the Essex Town Hall; which is open between 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 860-767-4340 x 142. 

Office Hours are Mondays 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John Heiser Registrar 860-767-4340 x142
Caitlin Riley Registrar 860-767-4340 x142