Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is reminding Connecticut residents that they have until noon today to register as a member of the Republican Party if they want to vote in tomorrow's GOP presidential primary. The deadline for mail-in registration has passed, but you can still register in person with the in Town Hall.
Only registered Republicans are allowed to vote in Tuesday's primary. The names of Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will be on the state ballot, even though Santorum has withdrawn from the race.
Besides Connecticut with its 28 delegates, Delaware (17 delegates), New York (95 delegates), Pennsylvania (72 delegates) and Rhode Island (19 delegates) are holding their primaries tomorrow. Connecticut, Delaware and New York are winner-take-all states. The rest distribute delegates proportionally.
According to Merrill, for the first time, 17-year-olds are allowed to vote in the primary as long as they will turn 18 before the general election on Nov. 6, thanks to a 2008 amendment to the Connecticut Constitution.