Voter registration: Monday is deadline for budget referendum, election primaries

Voter registration deadlines are approaching for two voting events — the annual budget referendum and the primaries for candidates seeking party nominations for state, district and municipal offices.

The registration deadline is Monday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. to vote in the budget referendum.

The referendum is planned for Tuesday May 15, with polling from 6 a.m. to  8 p.m. at Yanity gym, 60 Prospect Street. All registered voters are eligible to vote as well as any U.S. citizen who is 18 years old and is listed on the most current certified grand list with property valued at a minimum of $1,000.

May 14 is the last day an enrolled voter may transfer from one party to another and be eligible to vote in a state, district or municipal office primary of the new party. Both Republicans and Democrats look as if they may be headed to party primaries to determine candidates for state offices, including governor, in the November election. The primaries will be Tuesday, Aug. 14.

People who aren’t sure if they’re registered to vote, or if they’re a member of a party, may check through the town of Ridgefield website, registrars of voters page:

Anyone with questions may also call the registrars of voters office in town hall at 203-431-2771 or 2772.

Absentee ballots available

Absentee ballots for the May 15 budget referendum are available in the Town Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

There will be special hours on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Call the office at 203-431-2783 for further information.