General Information FAQ
The next General Election in Southington for State and Federal Offices is to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Contests will include President of the United States, US Senate, US House of Representatives, State Assembly and Senate seats.
2020 Election Calendar--Includes all important dates and deadlines for all Election related activities leading to the 2020 election, including dates for Town committees, selection of delegates for State and District Conventions, petitions for and dates of primaries, activities pertaining to minor parties, registration of voters, and dates of elections. Click here to download the entire calendar.
Important facts to remember if you want to register just before an election:
Mail in registration cards: We can accept your mail in voter registration card provided it is postmarked on or before the 14th day before Election Day.
Voter making sessions:
a) Saturday, three weeks before the election 10:00AM to 2PM in Registrars of Voters office at the Town Hall.
a) If you move into town after the one week cutoff date. (You must show closing papers or a lease dated after that date.)
- District 1 - South End Elementary School
- District 2 - Kennedy Middle School
- District 3 - Derynoski Elementary School
- District 4 - Hatton Elementary School
- District 5 - Flanders Elementary School
- District 6 - DePaolo Middle School
- District 7 - Kelley Elementary School
- District 8 - Thalberg Elementary School
- District 9 - The Tabernacle (Spring St.)
- District 10 - Oshana Elementary School (Formerly Plantsville School)
- District 11 - Strong Elementary School.
Persons eligible to vote in:
- General Elections: all regstered Southington voters.
- Primary Elections: those who meet the above requirements, plus be a member of the appropriate political party.
- For Referenda: all registered Southington voters and, for expenditure questions taxpayers who own at least $1,000 of property in the Town of Southington.
To find out more information about your voting district, please call us at (860) 276-6268 or e-mail us. A special voter making session is held at Southington High School for students who are 18 years old, or have turned 17 and will be 18 prior to Election Day of that year. The session is usually held during May in the school atrium.
Voting & Registration FAQ
- The machine will not accept a ballot in which a voter votes for more candidates for an office than the election allows: ie. voting for two candidates running for governor, or voting for 7 Town Council candidates when the limit is 6. This is called an "Over Vote".
- The machine will reject a ballot on which none of the ovals are filled in. In this case the screen will read "Blank Ballot".
- The machine will reject a ballot that is not designed to be voted at your particular polling place.
- And it may reject a ballot that is bent, folded, or has stray marks that interfere with the coding of the ballot.
- Whenever a ballot is rejected the machine will push the ballot back to the voter and a message will appear on the small screen on the machine. Read that message and ask the machine attendent what to do next. The attendent will then direct you to the proper station.
- You are on active duty with the Armed Forces.
- You are absent from town during all the voting hours on Election Day.
- You are ill.
- You are physically disabled.
- Your religion tenets forbid secular activity on the day of election, Primary or Referendum.
- You are working as an election official or worker at a polling place other than your own.