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How do you see the role of primary elections?

Stickers are passed out to voters the Manchester High School polling station November 08, 2022.
Mark Mirko
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Connecticut Public
Stickers are passed out to voters the Manchester High School polling station November 08, 2022.

It’s Primary Day here in Connecticut. We have closed primaries here in Connecticut, meaning only voters registered in either political party can participate in this election.

Historically, voter turnout tends to be pretty low on Primary Day, especially in years when we don’t have a big presidential election. According to the Associated Press, turnout for the 2019 Democratic mayoral primaries in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven all hovered between 13% and 15%.

Today, we hear about some of the conversations Connecticut civics teachers are having in their classrooms around elections.

And we want to hear from you too. Are you voting in today’s primary election? How do you see the role of primary elections?

For all the primary results, listen live to The Wheelhouse with host Frankie Graziano and a panel of reporters from across the state. Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public.

GUESTS:

  • Patricia Crouse: practitioner in residence in Legal Studies and Political Science at the University of New Haven
  • Julia Miller: Civics Teacher at Metropolitan Business Academy inter-district magnet school in New Haven
  • Dr. David Bosso: Social studies teacher at Berlin High School and 2012 Connecticut teacher of the year
  • Abigail Brone: Housing Reporter with Connecticut Public

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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Catherine is the Host of Connecticut Public’s morning talk show and podcast, Where We Live. Catherine and the WWL team focus on going beyond the headlines to bring in meaningful conversations that put Connecticut in context.