REGISTRARS OF VOTERS
Republican Registrar – Raymond Skarsten
Deputy Republican Registrar – Diana Cottrell
Democratic Registrar – Saralyn Twomey
Deputy Democratic Registrar - Marjorie W. DeBold
The office of the Registrar of Voters is located at:
Haddam Volunteer Fire Company Complex
439 Saybrook Rd. (Rte 154)
Higganum, CT 06441
Our mailing address:
Registrars of Voters Office
Town Office Building
30 Field Park Drive
Haddam, CT 06438
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours at the Haddam Firehouse:
Wednesdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Click here for: Mail-in Voter Registration Form
Mail completed form to the Registrars of Voters, 30 Field Park Drive, Haddam, CT 06438
*You can register to vote online if you have a current and valid driver's license, learner's permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the CT Department on Motor Vehicles (DMV) and a signature on file with DMV. Also, you may use this system to (1) register to vote in Connecticut, (2) change your name and/or address on your current registration record, or (3) enroll in a political party or change party enrollment (changing parties may result in losing rights in all parties for three months).
To register to vote: The Registrars’ Office is open on Wednesdays 9:00am to 1:00pm or visit Haddam Town Hall, Town Clerks office. You may also request the Registrar of Voters or Town Clerk to send you a mail-in voter registration form.
Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Information
The Registrars of Voters are elected officials of Haddam. The office is governed by General Statues and financially supported by the municipality. The Registrar of Voters, as the chief election officials, have a wide variety of responsibilities from preparing and certifying the official voting list, to ensuring we have fair, accurate and efficient elections. The staff attends meetings regularly called by the Secretary of the State to keep current on new and pending legislation as it is proposed and passed.
In addition to overseeing the elections, primaries and referenda, they maintain the voter registration files, register voters and conduct an annual canvass of voters. The Registrars are also responsible for making changes to voter lists based on information received from various sources such as the DMV. They also remove those who have been convicted of a felony or have moved out of town. The Registrars also process all local and statewide petitions. Registrars work with various organizations to maintain voter registration at the highest possible level. Voter registration drives are conducted at the local high school, senior centers as well as special functions.
Election, Primaries or Referenda time is an extremely busy period for the office, as they are responsible for preparing the budget for all elections, conducting the lottery for municipal candidates, making all the arrangements for the three polling locations in Haddam, and the hiring and training of approximately 30 poll workers and election officials. Just days prior to a voting session, the office must prepare an official voter list of active and inactive voters for the three polling places, arrange for the set-up and removal of all voting equipment prior to and immediately after an election and inspect and pre-test all voting machines. The day of the election, the Registrars must supervise and assist all election officials in addition to voter inquires. After the election is completed they ultimately submit the election results to the Secretary of the State and the Town Clerk. Election audits are held at the discretion of the Secretary of the State to help ensure the accuracy of voting machines.
Voting in Connecticut
Be a U. S. Citizen
Be a bona fide resident of the town in which you seek to be admitted. (A bona fide resident is one whose fixed home is in the town in which you apply and to which home or town you intend to return to when you are temporarily absent.)
Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election
Not been convicted of a disfranchising felony, of if so, I have been released from confinement and, if applicable, parole
Registering to Vote:
At the Registrar of Voters Office or Haddam Town Hall
Online if you have a current and valid driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo identification card issued by the CT Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and a signature on file with DMV. Also, you may use this system to change your name and/or address on your current registration record and enroll in a political party or change party enrollment (changing parties may result in losing rights in all parties for three months)
Registration Deadlines for New Voters:
Primary: Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (or received by your Registrar of Voters by the 5th day before a primary). You may apply in person to your Registrar or Town Clerk until 12:00 noon on the last business day before a primary.
Election: Your application must be postmarked by the 7th day before an election or you may register in person with the Registrar of Voters by the 7th day before an election.Referendum: Your application must be received by mail or in person by your Registrar of Voters or Town Clerk by the close of business (4:00PM) on the last business day before a referendum.
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|Town Office Building Hours
Mon - Wed: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thurs: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Hours may vary by department
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30 Field Park Drive
Haddam, CT 06438