Absentee Ballot Applications are available!

If you need to apply for an absentee ballot, do so right now! The forms are available online at the Newtown website. You can mail that form into: Town Clerk, 3 Primrose St, Newtown CT 06470. You can also drop the form off in person in the Town Clerk’s office or the handy ballot drop box right outside the door (on the Community Center side).

You will still be able to vote absentee due to the COVID-19 pandemic for this election. Senate Bill 1202 of the June Special Session 2021, COVID-19 may be used as a valid reason for requesting a ballot for any Primary, Election or Referendum held before November 3, 2021.

Not sure if you are registered to vote or if you updated it when you moved? You can confirm that with the Secretary of the State’s handy voter look-up tool!

Need to register to vote? Change your registration? That is also done at the Secretary of the State’s website!

The ballot drop box is waiting for your absentee application!

Can you help us this election cycle?

Even local elections need funding to get our message out to voters. There are critical issues facing our home and we hope you can join us in making Newtown a home for all of us. Please use the donate button below and help us get people elected who will work hard (for free!) on the various boards that keep us moving forward. Thanks for your time and help.

Interested in running for office this fall?

How to run with the Newtown DTC

  1. Let us know you are interested!
  2. Interview with DTC Candidates Committee
    1. Share a resume/background statement with the Candidate Committee Chair
    2. Interview with the Candidates Committee
      1. Group interview to discuss the position and your interest and qualifications
    3. Candidates Committee will vote on endorsing you to the full DTC membership
  3. Formal Endorsement by the Town Committee
    1. Candidates recommended by Candidates Committee are presented at a regular meeting
    2. Full DTC meeting will vote to endorse candidates for the fall election.
  4. Special DTC Meeting – Open to all registered Dems in Newtown as always.
    1. Likely in late July to elect the slate of candidates for Nov.
    2. Primary Petitions – if a candidate is not elected to the slate, he or she may file for a primary in the Registrar’s office the day after the caucus by 8/4/21
    3. Primary Petitions are due by 8/11/21
  5. Election Day is Nov 2!
  6. Terms begin 12/1/2021
  7. Questions?  Email us! 

Final Week of Campaign School!

There are still two great classes left to help get you up and running for office this fall, or to support someone who is!

Don’t miss these last two sessions that will put you over the top and to hit the campaign trail around your home town.

Dave is our resident expert in making sure your campaign has all the tools you need and how to use them correctly!

Sign up for Dave’s session!

Not sure how to talk to voters in person or on the phone? Prerna has logged thousands of doors and calls over the past few years and she will help you get over those nervous feelings that we all have when starting these conversations. After a while, you will even find them fun to do! Honest!

Sign up for Prerna’s session!

Municipal Campaign School Week #3

We are cruising right through some great trainings and discussions with experts from across the state on what it takes to mount and win a campaign for your town’s offices!

Week #3 includes a session on local fundraising with Jimmy Tickey, Understanding your WIN number with Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, a Deep Dive into Social Media with Andrew Gausepohl and by popular demand a more expansive foray into the Voter Database with Bill Hopf!

You can still register for all these sessions!

Exciting News!

The VAN 101 session was a hit and folks wanted to learn more. Bill stepped up and is offering VAN 102! The session will be Friday, March 19th at 6:30 pm.

A continuation of VAN 101 (not a prerequisite).  You will learn how to create a universe from which we will create a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) and then cut turf for door knocking through MiniVan.
Among the topics of discussion will be:

  • Logic used to choose which cohorts of voters to include in the campaign’s universe of targets
  • Logical path used to include those voters within the VAN
  • The attributes the VAN has that enable our targeting of the voters we want
  • Factors governing turf cutting (you may have wondered when out knocking doors)
  • The reporting capabilities of the VAN

Sign up now!

Municipal Campaign School Week #2

We had a successful first week of our campaign school! If you missed it, don’t worry. For folks who have done the $50 all access pass (or who are going to), the videos are on Zoom and ready for viewing. Just go back to your receipt from the donation, find the link to the registration codes, those will be replaced with the links for the recordings in a few days after they happen.

Here is your week two preview!

You can register for Dave’ session, right up until it starts!

Can’t make John’s session? If you have registered for the all access pass, John will work with you at another time on this topic. Just let us know!

Are you going to be door-knocking for Nick Kapoor? Or yourself or friends this summer? Bill will walk you through how to use the mobile database so you know where you are going and what to do when you get there! Register today!

John and Janet are kind enough to make themselves available for those who have bought our all access pass, but cannot make the session. Just let us know you missed it and John and Janet will reach out to you directly! Register for the all access pass!

Municipal Campaign Training School Registration is ready for you!

Hello friends and family. Its that time again! Your local elections are coming up this November. Lots of folks across the state are starting to think about running for a local office or thinking of how to help Democrats get elected to those offices. Well, we can help!

This is our third installment of the Municipal Campaign Training School. Everything will be online this year and while we will miss seeing you all in one place for a full day of classes and workshops, we are spacing things out through the month of March. Classes will be on Thursday and Friday evenings, plus two sessions on Saturday mornings. There is no overlapping, so you will be able to attend all the sessions if you so choose.

While this is a fundraiser for us here in Newtown, we are asking for a $10 donation per class or you can have access to everything for $50. Let us know if you are not able to donate and we will help out. There are 13 unique sessions as of right now and we may be adding some more over the next few weeks.

Take a look at the schedule and descriptions. Registration is live and underway. Any questions, please send us an email. Thanks!