Are you a registered Republican or Democrat?
If so, mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 16, when each party will caucus to select candidates who will go on to run for elective office.
This is important! Election day is Tuesday, November 5, but the caucuses determine which Republicans and Democrats will be nominated to stand for election.
The caucuses will endorse candidates for the following elective offices:
First Selectman, one seat, two-year term
Selectman, one seat, two-year term
Town Clerk, one seat, two-year term
Town Treasurer, one seat, two-year term
Board of Education, three seats, four-year term
Board of Assessment Appeals, two seats, two-year term
Town Council, four seats, four-year term
All registered Republicans and Democrats are encouraged to participate! You must be registered as a Republican to vote in the Republican Caucus, or as a Democrat to vote in the Democratic Caucus.
The Republican Caucus will be held at the New Canaan High School Main Gym on Tuesday, July 16th. Doors open at 6:15PM, Caucus starts at 6:30PM, and Voting is open 7PM-9PM. The deadline to submit petitions to be a candidate has passed. Republicans will be hosting a Candidate Forum/Debate for the contested BOE seats in July. For more information on the Republican Candidates, Candidate Forum, Voting at the Republican Caucus, or the New Canaan Republican Town Committee (RTC), visit the New Canaan RTC website: newcanaanrepublicans.org.
The Democratic Caucus will be held at Town Hall on July 16h at 7:30 PM. Registered Democrats interested in serving do not need to have a petition signed. Contact the nominating committee of the Democratic Town Committee (DTC) to be included on the Democratic slate. Democrats also allow nominations from the floor of the caucus. To get started, ask questions, or get involved, contact the DTC online at newcanaandems.info.