This year’s state and local elections take place tomorrow. Polls in Connecticut are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters who are in line before 8 p.m. will be able to vote even after the deadline passes. You can find your poll location at the Secretary of the State website. Connecticut is holding elections for one U.S. Senate seat, five U.S. House seats, governor and five other state executive offices, all 36 state senate seats, and all 151 state house seats. Two statewide measures are on the ballot.
What is the partisan balance at the state level?
Congress: Democrats hold both U.S. Senate seats and all five U.S. House seats.
Lt. Governor: Democrat.
Attorney general: Democrat.
State Senate: 18-18 split between Democrats and Republicans.
State House: 80-71 Democratic majority.
The campaigns leading up to Election Day were crucial for candidates looking to hold public office but if you didn’t have the time to follow, we are here to help. We had the pleasure of speaking with Liz Kurantowicz to get a snapshot of what is at stake in CT:
- Connecticut ranks 49th out of 50 in economic growth
- Two of the largest tax hikes in state history, yet we still face billions of dollars in deficits
And women are making history…
- Already this year, women have beaten the record for number of gubernatorial candidates filed, number of gubernatorial candidates to win a primary, number of Senate candidates filed, number of Senate candidates to win a primary, number of women serving in the Senate, number of House candidates filed and number of House candidates to win a primary and they’ve tied the record for the number of women serving in the House.
- According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, about 1,843 women currently serve in the 50 state legislatures. Women make up 25.4 percent of all state legislators nationwide.
- ThemisKlarides is the first woman to lead the Republican caucus in the CT legislature and she leads the largest caucus of women in the CT legislature
See you at the polls!