Town Clerk

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61 Echo Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06795
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Ph: 860.945.5230
Fax: 860.945.2706
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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Presidential Preference Primary

A Presidential Preference Primary is an election where voters in a political party vote for the candidate of that party they would like to be their presidential candidate in the upcoming General Election in November.

The P.P.P.  Who – When – and Where’s

Who can vote in the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP)?

*Connecticut has “closed primaries” – only voters registered in respective, major parties (Democratic and Republican) can participate in voting.

Important Registration and Party Enrollment Dates:

January 2, 2024: Last day to switch parties prior to the April 2nd primary

March 25, 2024 at noon: Deadline for unaffiliated voters who want to vote during the early voting period to enroll in a party.

Voter Registration for Early Voting: If you are not yet registered but want to vote during the early voting period before the Presidential Preference Primary, file your voter registration application (for a party holding a primary) with the registrars of voters by noon on the business day before the day you want to vote.

April 1, 2024 at noon: Deadline for registering in person with the registrar of voters or town clerk to vote on April 2nd. Deadline for unaffiliated voters to enroll in a party in person for voting on April 2nd.

When can I vote?

*ABSENTEE VOTING:        Beginning March 12, 2024-April 1, 2024

**EARLY VOTING:                   Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 10:00 am. – 6:00 p.m.

                                                            Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                                                            Thursday, March 28, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                                                             Saturday, March 30, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PRIMARY DAY VOTING:  Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where can I vote?

*ABSENTEE VOTING:        Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 61 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown

**EARLY VOTING:                Town Hall Lower Level, 61 Echo Lake Rd. Watertown, CT 06795


District #68-01                   Watertown High School, 324 French St., Watertown, CT 06795

            District #68-02       Judson School, 124 Hamilton Lane, Watertown, CT 06795

            District #68-03       Swift Middle School, 250 Colonial St., Oakville, CT 06779

            District #68-04       Polk School, 437 Buckingham St., Oakville, CT 06779

*absentee ballot information

**The Early Voting Act (Public Act 23-5, as amended by PA 23-204) created an early voting process that allows eligible people to cast a ballot before the day of an election or primary. The number of days and period of time that a voter can cast an early ballot varies depending on the voting type. Visit for more info:

For further information call Watertown Registrar of Voters 860-945-5239 OR Watertown Town Clerk 860-945-5230

To Register to Vote or Check Your Voter Registration Status